Cavender’s and Special Olympics Texas Unite Again for Paper Torch Campaign

SOTX and Cavender’s Partner Together to Help Raise Funds for Ninth Consecutive Summer.


TEXAS - Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) and Cavender’s have partnered together to help raise funds for Special Olympics Texas sports competitions and training. For nine consecutive summers, Cavender’s Paper Torch Campaign has supported SOTX athletes, competitions, and health programs. Beginning July 1st, and running throughout the entire month of July, the fundraiser will run at 59 Cavender’s locations across Texas, a list of which you can find at Customers will be given the option of purchasing a Paper Torch at checkout to support Special Olympics Texas. 

The entirety of the funds generated by the Cavender’s Paper Torch Campaign will go to supporting Special Olympics Texas athletes’ experience in sports by providing sports competition and training throughout the Lone Star State. The donations will support sports competitions at the local, regional, and state levels, as well as funding programs such as Unified Sports® and Unified Champion Schools®.  Cavender's has also sponsored the organization’s equestrian competitions, which continue to grow each year. The Paper Torch Campaign will increase awareness of the movement toward inclusion and ensure SOTX athletes succeed both on and off the field.

The campaign is set to host an Activation Day on Tuesday, July 18th, from 12:00pm-2:00pm. SOTX athletes, staff, and Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) officers will make appearances at their local Cavender’s store to thank, greet, and engage with their customers to create awareness about the campaign and the Special Olympics Texas mission. All 59 store locations listed at  will participate in the Paper Torch Campaign throughout July and will host an Activation Day for customers to interact with staff, LETR, and Special Olympics Texas athletes.

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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 or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas;;