Sen. Crystal Diamond Partners with Grit & Grace Nation
Las Cruces Public Schools
MAR 22, 2022
VIP Experience/Scholarship Contest Deadline: March 22, 2022, 3:00 p.m. Grit & Grace/PBR VIP Event: March 26, 4:00 p.m., The Pit
ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico State Senator Crystal Diamond announced her partnership with Emmy Award-winning journalist, Fanchon Stinger, co-founder of Grit & Grace, and the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) to present ten young women with a VIP experience at the PBR event in Albuquerque at The Pit on March 26, 2022 and the opportunity to win a Grit & Grace scholarship. Grit & Grace is national non-profit organization that inspires and equips young women to achieve their dreams by providing lessons in leadership and mentorship. The organization partners with the PBR in cities across America to shine a national spotlight on young ladies who lead with courage, while honoring the fundamental success principles of family, faith, and freedom.
“My life is truly a story of grit and grace through faith,” said Singer. “I love the PBR because they honor the foundations of faith, family, and freedom, and I believe our young ladies need a place where they can connect and grow as courageous leaders. It is an honor to partner my foundation, Grit & Grace Nation, with the PBR and Senator Diamond to equip and empower young ladies in New Mexico. Together, we are changing lives.”
“I am excited to partner with Grit & Grace Nation and the PBR to offer this unique and amazing opportunity to the young women of New Mexico,” added Senator Diamond. “This effort to equip tough and compassionate female leaders who stand for faith, family, and freedom is what our communities need. It takes grit and grace to be a strong woman in today’s culture and I am proud to be a partner in this mission. Please share this opportunity with the young ladies in your families, churches, and communities, and help us make this event a great success.”
To qualify for the opportunity, applicants must be a current middle or high school aged girl and must submit a 90-second video discussing how they personally demonstrate courage and leadership in service activities, community projects, or agriculture innovation. Areas of leadership can include, but are not limited to, service, personal growth, community, ministry, animal welfare, western sports, sports, tech and innovation, and/or the arts. Grit & Grace will select ten (10) exceptional leaders based on their video and those selected will be invited as VIPs to the PBR Unleash The Beast event in Albuquerque on March 26, at The Pit. One VIP will then be selected as the winner. She will be awarded a custom Grit & Grace cowboy hat designed by American Hat Co. and her submission video will be played at the event. That winner will have an opportunity to qualify for the scholarship and internship opportunity awarded to the Grit & Grace Girl of the Year Winner, presented at the PBR World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, in May 2022.
Those selected for the PBR Unleash The Beast VIP experience will attend an exclusive two-hour reception before the event. The reception will include a meet and greet with PBR celebrities, bull riders, and special guests who will encourage the girls. The girls will also be given VIP Grit & Grace seating for the bull riding competition and winner presentation.
About PBR (Professional Bull Riders): PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 500 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash The Beast tour (UTB), which features the Top 30 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. PBR’s digital assets include RidePass, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. For more information, visit PBR.com or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.