Sand Springs Round Up Club

Welcome to the Sand Springs Round Up Club located in the River City Park in Sand Springs, North East Oklahoma. 2500 South River City Park Rd. Sand Springs, OK 74063 ******************* Everyone is encouraged to attend our monthly meetings at 6:30 PM on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Location pending on weather. Check our events calendar for details. RUC History By: Phyllis Chism The original RUC was northwest of Sand Springs on Shell Creek Road. In the early '70s, the City Manager of Sand Springs, Royce Hunter, was instrumental in getting the club moved into River City Park. The very first event was in 1971 - a junior rodeo in the park using panels. The stock consisted of bucking shetland ponies provided by Terry Ford. The men who were responsible for the design and construction of the arena, in it's current location, were all local volunteers; Russell Bartling, Dub Carr, Elzie Clemons, Corky Davidson, Robert Lawley, Tommy Lawley, Bobby Ragsdale, and Marion "Red" Shook. In 1978 Red Shook was killed in an industrial accident at the steel mill. In 1979 the club named the Memorial weekend rodeo in his honor. In later years the rodeo was renamed in honor of Andy Downs, a member killed in an auto accident. In 2011 the Labor Day weekend rodeo was rededicated to Red Shook in his honor, and will now be called Red Shook Labor Day Rodeo. ******************* ALWAYS CARRY YOUR COGGINS' PAPERS! **************************************************** 2014 Officers President: Charlie Dardenne [email protected] Cell # (918) 949-0475 Vice President: Bruce Neely [email protected] Cell # (918) 244-2075 Secretary: Tisha Blankenship [email protected] Cell # (918) 382-8228 Treasurer: Kay Dardenne [email protected] Cell # (918) 645-0475 Arena & Stock Director: Tanner Carder [email protected] Cell # (918) 695-7867 Arena Secretary: Tara Smith [email protected] Cell # 580-574-0527 Concession Director: Becky Aldridge [email protected] Cell # (918) 639-9951 Ways & Means Director: None Activities Director/Parade Marshall: Michelle Bates Cell # is (918) 527-6303 Web & Newsletter Editor: Kay Dardenne [email protected] Cell # (918) 645-0475