Ty Pozzobon

To protect and support the health and well-being of Western Lifestyle Participants inside and outside the arena.

About

The Ty Pozzobon Foundation was established in February of 2017. Ty, a professional bull rider, tragically took his own life on January 9th, 2017. The foundation was set up to honour Ty’s legacy. Its mission is to protect and support the health and well-being of Western Lifestyle Participants. A group of Ty’s close friends started the foundation. It has raised over $250,000. These funds support the health and well-being of western sport athletes. Both inside and outside the arena.

News Releases

Ty’s passing on January 9th, 2017 generated media coverage across North America and beyond. It sent shock waves through the Western Lifestyle Participants community. A 25-year-old rising star in Professional Bull Riding. Ranked 23rd in world standings, was now gone. Family, friends, and competitors, all devastated by his loss. We have compiled a collection of articles. They are related to Ty and the establishment of the foundation. We hope they help you understand Ty’s story and the importance of the foundation’s mission.

Gallery

The sport of Professional Bull Riding is like adrenaline on steroids. The epic struggle between cowboys and bulls provides stunning visuals. The cowgirls too. It takes incredible bravery to mount a 900KG, leather-bound tornado. 100-points on the line for the perfect 8-second ride. Our gallery shares images of Ty and his passions. Bull riding, family, friends, and life. The Gallery experience will last longer than 8-seconds, and that’s alright. Stay on for as long as you like. We hope you enjoy your ride.
Ty Pozzobon Foundation - Mental Health

In continuing to support the health and well-being of western sports participants inside and outside the arena, we are proud to release this second educational video in conjunction with the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team (CPRSMT).

Posted by Ty Pozzobon Foundation on Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Concussion Awareness

In conjunction with the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team (CPRSMT), we are proud to present the first of many educational videos for Western Sports athletes everywhere.

Posted by Ty Pozzobon Foundation on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Store

The Ty Pozzobon Foundation has developed a line of merchandise. Proceeds from the sale of this merchandise help fund the work of the foundation. Protecting and supporting the Western Lifestyle Participants community. Our goal is to keep participants safe. Never having to suffer another loss like the loss of Ty. Our storefront is located at 2581 Lauder Avenue, Merritt, British Columbia. The store is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We invite you to visit if you are in the area. We also have an online store open 24/7/365. #LIVELIKETY

Latest News

Ty Pozzobon Foundation Launches Series of Educational Videos

The Ty Pozzobon Foundation, in partnership with the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team, has launched the first video, addressing concussion awareness, of a planned multi-part series in a continued effort to promote the health and well-being of Western Sports...

Professional bull rider Ty Pozzobon diagnosed with CTE

October 10, 2017 Media Contact: Susan Gregg, UW Medicine, sghanson@uw.edu; 206-616-6730 The Pozzobon family is not participating in media interviews at this time. If you wish to speak to Drs. Keene or MacDonald, please contact Susan Gregg. Ty Pozzobon, a 25-year-old...

Announcing the Ty Pozzobon Foundation

CALGARY, Alberta – Shortly over a month after the passing of Ty Pozzobon, family and friends close to Pozzobon are proud to announce the Ty Pozzobon Foundation (TPF). In the first meetings, the Foundation mission statement has been set forth: “To protect and support...