Not so Charitable…
Since when have you heard of a “charity” not wanting free advertising to promote their organization? Well, that’s because you haven’t dealt with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
C&D Scrap Metal, who has been a proud supporter of the Houston Rodeo for 40 years, posted the Rodeo’s logo on the company’s website to show their love for the annual Houston tradition.
But hold your horses, now all the sudden Rodeo officials got their bandana’s in a bunch and quickly fired back at C&D and told them to take the HLS&R logo off their website, alluding to the fact they needed to pay for the use of the rodeo logo.
But wait, aren’t they classified as a “charity?” Hmmm…something doesn’t smell right, perhaps it’s the stench of cow manure or maybe rodeo officials are just stepping in “it.”
“The Rodeo is busted. A charity would love promotion, but a business wants to make money off it. “says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting.” I think the IRS should give them what they want. Take away their non- profit status so the community can benefit from taxes.”
Maybe it’s time for the Rodeo to lasso in a different tax break!