The Pistol Pete Challenge

As we near America’s Greatest Homecoming at Oklahoma State University, we are inspired to envision a Cowboy’s dream. For many, A Cowboy’s Dream represents post-grad success or a winning football season. For some, however, the only dream to be dreamt is one of a long, healthy life lived.

Through triumph and tragedy, the Cowboy family stands strong. We stand strong because we stand together. Whether in the presence of heartache or happiness, no Cowboy has to stand alone. This is evident in our community’s support for Oklahoma State’s miracle network dance marathon program, CowboyThon.

CowboyThon is the epitome of a Cowboy’s dream. For the last six years, thousands of Oklahoma State Students have joined together with the Cowboy Family to raise over $400,000 for the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundation, an affiliate of our local Children’s Hospital. Children in all 77 Oklahoma counties benefit from the work of CowboyThon and we have seen this program touch the Stillwater Community first hand. A community that cares for its members is the truest sense of a cowboy’s dream.

This year, you can help make these little Cowboys’ dreams a reality. Between now and Homecoming on October 29th, CowboyThon and Pistol Pete challenge YOU, the Cowboy Family, to raise $5,000 for the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundation. We invite you to join us at Homecoming Walkaround and look for us in the parade as we make miracles happen for children all throughout the state of Oklahoma.

You can donate directly to Pete’s personal fundraising page by visiting Every dollar raised stays right here in Oklahoma, and may just benefit a child you know. So during America’s Greatest Homecoming, keep the Cowboy dream alive and show the world what true community looks like.