Winter Bonanza is an annual cattle jackpot hosted by Pi Chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. The first show was held on December 15, 2001 at the Payne Country Fairgrounds in Stillwater, OK- and has been held there ever since! The show is a two day Steer & Heifer show with two exhibition rings to compete in each day. The breed classes we typically have are:
Commercial, Jr. Mini Hereford, Mini Hereford, Angus, Red Angus, Brahman, Brangus, Charolais, Chianina, Horned Hereford, Polled Hereford, Limousin, Limiflex, Maine-Angus, Maine-Anjou, Maintainer, Shorthorn, Shorthorn Plus, and Simmental. (Three entires are required for a Breed)
The payout for Grand Champion in both rings A and B is $1500.
We love hosting this jackpot each year, and enjoy seeing the many returning exhibitors!
Learn more about wHY we do IT
The main goal of the Winter Bonanza show is to act as a philanthropy for a local family or individual who is involved in agriculture, and going through a tough time. Whether it be a medical condition, natural disaster, or other struggle, we aim to give back to those around us. All exhibitors are given the opportunity to donate 10% of their winnings to the philanthropy.
This year we are supporting Jerry & June Fitch of Stillwater, OK as June continues her battle with cancer. Dr. Fitch is a faculty member of the OSU Department of Animal & Food Sciences and the Fitch Family is also heavily involved with the Special Olympics of Oklahoma. We believe strongly in supporting those around us, especially those who embody the same values and care for agriculture as Alpha Gamma Rho, just as the Fitch family does.
Along with the Fitch Family, we will also be giving a small contribution to Pete's Pantry through the Oklahoma State University Student Government Association, which works to alleviate food insecurity on campus- something that 43% of current students struggle with according to a 2019 student survey.
Want to Donate?
If you are interested in donating to our philanthropy, reach out to one of the individuals below:
Bobby Marchy: (209) 581-2890
Traber Smithson: (580) 747-6046