PBR to Hold Debut Event in Kindersley, Saskatchewan on September 5

Fresh off winning his second PBR Canada Championship, Kindersley’s own Dakota Buttar to hold the Energy Dodge Dakota Buttar Invitational at the Kindersley West Central Events Centre

KINDERSLEY, Sask. (April 4, 2024) – For the first time in history, the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will buck into Kindersley, Saskatchewan, as famed local rider Dakota Buttar (Eatonia, Saskatchewan) readies to host the Energy Dodge Dakota Buttar Invitational, part of the Canadian Touring Pro Division, on September 5 at the Kindersley West Central Events Centre.

For one night only, fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the unpredictable, action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous bull-riding athletes face off against their 2,000-pound opponents born to buck.

The Energy Dodge Dakota Buttar Invitational will feature 30 of Canada’s best riders alongside some of the PBR’s top international athletes, squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls from across Canada.

“I’m humbled by the support Kindersley has shown me over the years and is now showing for the first ever PBR event with my name on it,” said Buttar.  “I grew up in Kindersley and I’m very proud to be able to bring the best of the PBR to my hometown, it’s a dream come true.”

Buttar will hold his first-ever PBR Canada event, fresh of winning his second PBR Canada Championship last November. In winning the title, Buttar, who also became the first rider in history to win the accompanying record-setting $100,000 Champions bonus, is now just the fourth multi-time Canadian Champion in history.

Despite missing the final events of the season due to a broken collarbone, Buttar made a come from behind surge at the 2023 PBR Canada National Finals in Edmonton, Alberta. Going a perfect 4-for-4 and tying for second in the event, Buttar overtook the No. 1 rank in the nation, besting No. 2 Nick Tetz (Calgary, Alberta) by 38.84 points to win the coveted title.

Buttar will produce his namesake event alongside PBR Canada’s Live Event Director Peter Gebraad who was been the visionary behind the captivating entertainment that has become a hallmark of the nation’s elite Cup Series.

“Get ready Kindersley, because we aren’t holding back,” added Gebraad. “The pyro, lights, and production talent will all be the best that our industry has to offer. I’m certain that it will be a night we will all never forget. Dakota Buttar just won the Canadian Championship, a pinnacle achievement in our sport, and I see this event being a victory parade for one of the best bull riders ever to come from Canada!”

The bull riding action for Energy Dodge Dakota Buttar Invitational begins at 7:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, September 5, 2024. Tickets for the event will go on-sale in July 2024.

For more information, stay tuned to PBRCanada.com and follow the tour on Facebook (PBR Canada), Twitter (@PBRCanada), and Instagram (@PBRCanada) for the latest results.

About PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada:

PBR (Professional Bull Riders), which has events in four countries, has competed in Canada since 1996 where it operates two tours. Joining the Touring Pro Division (TPD), the Cup Series debuted in 2016 as the nation’s first cross-country, nationally televised series. For more information on PBR Canada, go to www.pbrcanada.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pbrcanada and Twitter at http://twitter.com/PBRCanada

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For PBR information, contact:      Kacie Albert (908) 343-3348 / kacie.albert@img.com

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