The monies being presented will fully fund one entire year’s worth of SOTX programming and training for more than 65 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Texas.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2016
AUSTIN – Cavender’s will present a $10,000 check to Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) at its South Austin store (4435 S Lamar Blvd.) on Monday, Sept. 12 at 10:00 a.m.The funds being presented were raised through an in-store promotion, which ran during the month of July, as Cavender’s sold $1 paper torches at each of its 51 stores, enabling its customers an opportunity to pledge their support for SOTX. The monies raised will completely fund one full year’s worth of SOTX programming and training for more than 65 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across Texas.
The funds collected also qualified Cavender’s as the Presenting Sponsor of SOTX’s Equestrian Competition, which was held last May in Bryan/College Station for nearly 200 athletes.
Since 2015, Cavender’s has contributed more than $22,000 to SOTX.
Today Cavender’s is distinguished within the industry as a western tradition with 50 stores spread across Texas and 21 more stores in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. Company founder, James Cavender, is still active and involved. He often can be heard in the halls of Cavender’s headquarters in Tyler, Texas. His wife Pat still decorates all new and remodeled stores. Her diligence and attention to detail helps ensure that customer’s experience the signature western style in each store. Eldest son, Joe Cavender serves as president of the company while operations and leasing are headed by Mike Cavender. All private-label apparel is developed by Clay Cavender who also serves as vice president of merchandising. The Cavender’s credit their success to the dedication and loyalty of their associates.
Steve Helm – Public Relations Coordinator, Special Olympics Texas
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