Calgary, AB: The following information comes from the Aaron Roy Benefit Auction on Facebook. Go over to the group page via the link.
On Thursday, July 11th Canadian Professional Bull Rider Aaron Roy was injured while competing in the Calgary Stampede. Aaron fractured his lower back and jaw and is currently recovering from surgery at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB.
Aaron has a lengthy road to recovery ahead of him. He and his wife Hallie will be expecting their first child in the new year. We hope by hosting this auction for them we may ease some of the financial strain and let him focus on his recovery.
Aaron is ranked 9th in the PBR World Standings. He was enroute to having his most successful career year to date. Roy is the most successful rider from Canada in the PBR’s 20 year history. He has won the Canadian National Title Three times.
The auction will close on Saturday, July 27th at 9:00 pm. If you have items you would like to donate PLEASE post a picture of the item or items with a suggested retail value and opening bid. Members may then bid on items until the closing date/time. The admin will contact the donator at closing time who has successfully won the auction on the item and once a cheque has been received notify the donator to release the item. The buyer and donor will be responsible to arrange pick up or shipping of the item(s).
A trust account will be set up for Aaron and Hallie at the Yellow Grass Credit Union (306) 465-4200.
You may also make donations to this account if you wish.
Please mail cheques payable to:
Aaron Roy Trust Fund
c/o Tegan Douglas
Yellow Grass, SK
We truly appreciate everyone’s kind words and prayers over the last few days. They always brighten Aaron’s day and give him strength to try to overcome this tragic event. Thank you in advance for your support of this auction.
Kristen Cote & Tegan Douglas.