Perry M. Di Loreto - A symbol of determination, perseverance, excellence and commitment to family, community and country.
At 47 years old, a time when most worry about pulled muscles and extended recovery times, Perry took up the sport of rodeo.
He earned his Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association card at the age of 55, and went on to win both the Senior Pro Rodeo National Finals in 1997 and the “One Day - $1 million” Reno Rodeo Invitational Team Roping title in 2005.
Over the years, Perry had the opportunity to assist special needs children and give them the experience of riding as a therapy and he raised funds and built the Therapeutic Indoor Riding Arena at Marvin Piccolo School.
Perry was also the driving force behind the Indoor Activity Center at the Kids Cottage that is operated in conjunction with the Children’s Cabinet. Both of these projects were in Reno, Nevada.