CRISIS FUND OF THE NLBRA: In December 2013, the NLBRA Executive Board unanimously approved adopting Hope Counts as the Crisis Fund of the NLBRA. Hope Counts was established by 12-year old NLBRA member Sydnee Christensen of Utah. She wanted to help rodeo kids when they are injured or when the family is under extenuating circumstances where as presented on behalf of Amberley Snyder, the 2009 National Little Britches Rodeo Association World All-Around Champion, who chose Hope Counts as her charity of choice.

Amberley earned the 014 Fan Exemption to compete at The American with a push by the NLBRA membership. For more information or to make a contribution please go directly to the Hope Counts website.