The Making of
Roundup for Autism

JJ and Bobby Norris

In 1988, Bobby's generous heart and philanthropic spirit prompted him to start the Roundup for Autism to raise funds to support the vital programs and services at the Autism Treatment Center. Consisting of a one day cutting and roping contest on his Burleson ranch, the event has grown to a major fundraising event spanning the state of Texas. Today, Roundup is one of Texas' largest fundraisers for autism.


Though Roundup holds events across Texas throughout the year, the Roundup weekend includes a Kick-Off Party, 2 days of sorting competitions at Diamond W Arena, and the
black-tie Pegasus Ball at The Fairmont Dallas.




Born and raised on a large ranch in Colorado Springs, Bobby brought his equine operation to Texas in 1982. A farm and ranch realtor, Bobby also serves as a Board Member for the Roundup for Autism and the Autism Treatment Centers of Texas. Past affiliations include: past president, Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Youth Assn; past president, American Junior Quarter Horse Assn.; past president American Cutting Horse Assn. (three times); Board Member, National Cutting Horse Assn.; member of the National Cattle Raisers Assn. and has won several World Championships in the equine world. In 2014, Bobby was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

We invite you to join Bobby and the Roundup for Autism committee to help raise awareness of autism,
now affecting 1 in 59 children, and to raise much-needed funds for the Autism Treatment Center.

On behalf of the children and adults served by the Autism Treatment Centers of Texas, thank you for 30 years of dedication and support!

Bobby Norris Roundup for Autism
10503 Metric Drive
Dallas, Texas 75243