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Originally Posted: 24 September 2011
Tell Super 8 Hotels owned by Wyndham Worldwide to END their Support of rodeos.
And do not use patronize any of the following hotels:
Please contact the following people and politely tell tell them why you will
not give one dollar to any Wyndham property as long as they support violent
rodeo animal cruelty:
Chairman & CEO, Wyndham Worldwide
7 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
phone (973) 753-6100
President, Super 8 Worldwide
Christine Da Silva
Sr. Director, Communications
Wyndham Hotel Group
Vice President, Communications
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
The Super 8 hotel chain has announced that they are sponsoring both the
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Women's Professional Rodeo
Association (WPRA), so they have doubled down on their sponsorship of animal
The PRCA is the front group that desperately tries to mask the brutal nature
of rodeos. Thanks to SHARK's numerous videos from PRCA sponsored rodeos, the
public knows the truth: rodeos are violent, ugly and completely dishonorable. We
haven't hidden our videos - in fact any PR firm looking to sponsor an event
would at least do a Google search before they sign the contract. So we can
safely assume Super 8 knew exactly what it was doing when it entered into this
bloody agreement with the PRCA.
"The Super 8 hotel brand has a great history of supporting the passions and interests of our guests, which is why I couldn't be more excited to launch these newest sponsorships," said John Valletta, president of Super 8, in THIS press release - http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/media/press-releases/press-release?wwprdid=1077
Super 8 Signs On for Pro Rodeo Sponsorships
September 22, 2011 Demonstrating a continued commitment to the passions and interests of its guests, the Super 8® hotel brand today announced dual sponsorships of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, PRCA, and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, WPRA.
A long time supporter of professional rodeo events in Canada, the sponsorships are the first of their kind for the Super 8 brand in the United States.
"The Super 8 hotel brand has a great history of supporting the passions and interests of our guests, which is why I couldn’t be more excited to launch these newest sponsorships,” said John Valletta, president of the Super 8 brand. “With over 2,000 hotels, more than any other economy brand in the world, PRCA and WPRA members can rely on Super 8 hotels for clean, comfortable and affordable accommodations when they’re out on the road.”
As a result of the sponsorships, the Super 8 brand will have a major presence on www.prorodeo.com and provide the “Super 8 second clock” during the PRCA’s Xtreme Bulls GAC TV coverage.
“Travel costs, including lodging, are a major expense for our membership,” said PRCA commissioner Karl Stressman. “I’m excited about this partnership with the Super 8 brand because it will help our members save their hard earned money. With its thousands of hotels throughout the U.S., the Super 8 brand has locations near most of our 550 plus sanctioned rodeos. They can be found in big cities as well as small communities—just like the PRCA.”
In addition, the Super 8 brand will have a significant presence at Justin Boots Championships and the WPRA World Finals Rodeo.
“The Super 8 brand is a great match for rodeo as its very family oriented, much like our sport,” said Jimmie Munroe, WPRA president. “I know this will be a great relationship for both organizations.”
There are lots of good, positive things to be passionate about, but beating young calves into the dirty ground should not be one of them.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!