PUEBLO, Colo. (Dec. 28, 2016)- Cooper Tires and American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) are proud to announce that the 2017 Futurity season will now carry the Cooper Tire moniker.
“Cooper Tire has been a great partner to both PBR and ABBI for many years now,” shared the organization’s Executive Director Jay Daugherty, “and we at ABBI couldn’t be more excited to be extending that partnership into our bucking bull Futurity division. Having such a strong and successful company, who truly appreciates and understands the sport of bucking bulls, will help to propel the series even further. We are honored have Cooper Tires on board as a 2017 presenting sponsor. ”
Futurity events are for bucking bulls 2 years of age. In these events, the bulls buck with a weighted dummy on their back (in future preparation for facing off against cowboys) and are scored on their athleticism by a panel of judges. ABBI sanctions and produces Futurity events, with the top 2-year-old able to earn as much as $200,000 in a single season of competition. The American Heritage series, which will also now carry the Cooper Tire name, typically pays out the biggest purse with the first-place animal earning upwards of $100,000.
“Cooper Tire is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the ABBI Futurity Series,” said Chris Pantani, Director of Marketing; Event Marketing and Motorsports for Cooper Tire. “ABBI is best-in-class in terms of the preservation of bucking bull genetics, while also providing world-class services and programs for its members. ABBI’s commitment to excellence is a quality that the Cooper Tire brand also considers a benchmark for our own products, so it was a perfect marriage for Cooper Tire to align with ABBI. We look forward to the ABBI Futurity Series Presented By Cooper Tires continuing as the premiere futurity series in the bucking bull industry.”
Visit AmericanBuckingBull.com to see the complete 2017 schedule of ABBI Futurity Series Presented By Cooper Tires events.