What does Mexico’s national sport, the fight against cancer and CurTec have in common? The answer: CurTec drums of course!
A Charro is a cowboy of Mexican heritage who performs stunts on horseback dressed in highly decorated outfits (think sombrero, embroidered jackets, and fine silver accessories). The art of Charrería (similar to American rodeo) combines forms of bull riding with horsemanship and livestock activities. It is a wonder to see! Although the Charreada is Mexico’s national sport, it can also be enjoyed at county fairs in Puerto Rico and the Southwestern United States.
This past Fall, we connected with Alejandro Galindo, President of Charros de Las Vegas. He relayed to us that Charros are using our drums to protect their precious hand-woven ropes. When a hand-woven rope can sell for over $200, it is important to keep the natural fibers of this valuable tool dry and protected. CurTec drums are highly prized for their water tight closure, ease of use, and light-durable design. The diameter and size of the 55 liter Total Opening Drum are perfect for keeping these ropes coiled and safe.
When we asked Alejandro to share some photos of his team using our drums behind the scenes, we were surprised that many of the Charros were bald in the pictures. Alejandro explained that they were taken at Clasico de Las Americas in Whittier, CA, an event where all the proceeds went to support St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Over $42,000 was raised to benefit children battling cancer and many of the Charros shaved their heads in support and solidarity for this cause.
It is great to see how CurTec drums bring value to the work and livelihood of Alejandro and his team. We congratulate them on keeping this wonderful sport and tradition going and for supporting such a good cause with their efforts.