Hall Of Fame Inductee — 2005
As president and CEO of the National Western Stock Show, Pat has helped make this event one of the world’s largest stock shows and rodeos and the largest single annual event in Denver with more than 400,000 paid admissions. The Stock Show attracts visitors and huge economic development in a month that would normally be a very down time for the city. Pat has continually worked to "re-invent" the Stock Show, bringing in new events and shows to keep it fresh. Under his guidance, the Stock Show has maintained its historical Western roots, while bringing in such popular new acts as the Wild West Show, Mexican Rodeo and Evening of Dancing Horses. In 2006, the Stock Show will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary with a series of special events that will set a new bar for this important Denver institution.
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