I want to send my heartfelt thanks to the City of Socorro and all involved with bringing the Clint Benjamin Rope for Hope event to the new Rodeo Complex in Socorro.

This event is very close to my class, family and my own heart. When we lost Clint our sophomore year of high school we all knew we needed to remember him and keep his memory alive. For over thirteen years we have kept Clint’s memory alive through the Clint Benjamin Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship has helped numerous students seek higher education.

The money raised has also helped fund research and families affected by cancer, especially leukemia. I invite everyone to attend and enjoy some team roping in memory of Clint on Feb. 18-19.

Sincerely, Former Magdalena mayor and member of Magdalena Class of ‘06.

Diego Montoya

Magdalena, NM