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ABC Rodeo postponed until 2021

Pictured is the committee for the 78th annual ABC Pro Rodeo with staff at the Mallet Event Center and Arena taken last year following the announcement that the rodeo would be held at the Mallet. (Staff Photo)

The ABC Pro Rodeo announced Monday it would be postponing this year’s rodeo, which was scheduled to take place at the Mallet Event Center and Arena in Levelland, until 2021.

The agency for the rodeo sent out a press release Monday afternoon announcing the change to the rodeo.

In March, the committee for the 78th ABC Pro Rodeo announced it would postpone the event until the end of May. The most recent announcement ultimately cancels official plans for the 2020 rodeo, postponing it until 2021.

“It is with a heavy heart to announce that the 78th ABC Pro Rodeo will be postponed until 2021,” the release said. “With consideration of the Governor’s Declaration, as well as the anticipated changes in May, the rodeo committee decided postponing until the following year was the only viable option.”

The ABC Pro Rodeo still plans to have a few smaller events and fundraisers in the fall to continue its commitment to raising funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lubbock during 2020, according to the press release.

In regards to ticket refunds, ticket holders can contact the location from which they purchased their tickets for refund procedures.

“The ABC Pro Rodeo would like to thank the Hockley County community for all they ahve done to welcome us over the planning of the last year,” the release said. “The ABC Pro Rodeo would like to thank the county and city governments, the Mallet Event Center, the Chamber of Commerce and all of the many businesses who have worked diligently to plan for the 78th ABC Pro Rodeo.”

The committee still intends to book the Mallet Event Center for next year’s rodeo, according to the press release.

“The ABC Pro Rodeo looks forward to continuing to plan the debut of the 78th ABC Pro Rodeo to the Mallet Event Center in early April 2021,” the release concluded.

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