Cavender’s to Sell Paper Torches at the Register in July to Support Special Olympics Texas Athletes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : July 10, 2019


Cavender’s to Sell Paper Torches at the Register in July to Support Special Olympics Texas Athletes
 
TEXAS  –  Throughout the month of July, Cavender’s will sell paper torches at each of its Texas stores to symbolize its support for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes. The paper torches will be available for purchase for 1, 5 or 10 dollars at the checkout counter and can be personalized with the buyer’s name or the name of a loved one they want to honor.
 
Funds raised will go toward providing quality sports competition and training for more than 58,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the state.
 
“On behalf of all our Athletes, we would like to thank Cavender’s for, once again, being such a great partner. Their support helps us continue this movement of acceptance, inclusion and respect for all, especially individuals with an intellectual disability,” said Miguel Quezada, Chief Development Officer for Special Olympics Texas. 
 
The cowboy boot and western wear retailer has been a generous supporter of SOTX since 2015. Cavender’s has conducted this campaign since 2015 and has raised nearly $68,000 over 4 years.
 
In addition, Cavender’s has been the presenting sponsor for SOTX’s statewide Equestrian Competition for many years, which is annually held in May at the Brazos County Expo Center in Bryan for nearly 200 athletes.
 
 
 
 
About Cavender’s History
Cavender’s is a family owned and operated retailer out of Tyler, Texas with 80 stores located across 11 states. Cavender’s is truly a family operation, with Joe, Mike and Clay Cavender involved in the day-to-day operations. The family lives the western lifestyle, operating five working ranches in Texas with registered Brangus and Charolais cattle.
 
Founder, James R. Cavender (March 22, 1931-May 29, 2018) 
James Cavender was a pioneer, businessman, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; he was never one for the spotlight and hard work was always his motivation and end goal but from that work, came deep-rooted relationships and loyalty. His work ethic has seeped into the heart of Cavender’s as a company and as a family. He was a Texas legend and an icon in the western wear world- he will never be forgotten.
 
For more information, contact Jennifer Green at (903) 714-8045, Jennifer@cavenders.com or visit cavenders.com. For more information about Cavender’s Ranches or cattle purchases, contact the ranch headquarters at 903-876-3360
 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 8th, 2019
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Miguel Quezada – Chief Development Officer, Special Olympics Texas
520-262-1955.  mquezada@sotx.org
 

About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.