Norris Penrose Legacy Foundation

The Norris Penrose Legacy Foundation was established in 2021 to own, operate, and sustain the Norris Penrose Event Center.  This historic property is home to the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and is intended to be used as community asset, and to build partnerships with local non-profit organizations in the Colorado Springs area. Adjacent to Bear Creek Open Space, we offer 67 acres of unique indoor and outdoor event space, providing a true Colorado experience.

Fundraising plays a crutial role in the success of any non-profit. The Norris Penrose Legacy Foundation is here to help organizations leverage their strengths and fundraising capacity in support of sustainable solutions to community issues by providing access to our event space at free or reduced charge. Let us help make your next event a success!

Large Event Hosting

We offer 36,000 feet of indoor meeting space perfectly designed to host a variety of non-equestrian events, including home and landscaping shows, gun shows, brew fests, dog shows, motorcycle shows and business expos. In addition, we have an outdoor arena, barns, stables and corrals making it a perfect location to host any outdoor event.

Heritage Room

This multipurpose event space offers a one of a kind setting, commonly used for banquets, meetings, and receptions. This is a perfect setting for small to medium size fundraising events and can accommodate up to 350 people, depending on the function

MIke Jorgensen


Rich Bender

Vice President

Ralph Braden


Rick Powell


Bill Tutt

Honorary Lifetime Chair

Thayer Tutt

Board Director

Jeff Renehan

Board Director

Kevin Chilton

Board Director

Catherine Steele

Board Director

Matt Grage

Board Director

George Taylor

Board Director

Jerry Biggs

Board DIrector

Scott Bryan

Board Director

Mike McCoy

Board Director

Bobby Norris

Board DIrector

Carole Sondrup

Board Director

Sue Sharkey

Board Director

Kyle Park

Executive Director

Karen Waldin

Executive Assistant

Donate to the Legacy Foundation

Pikes Peak or Bust Foundation


Norris Penrose Event Center


Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo


Cowgirls Against Cancer


Legacy Race

  • 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, USA