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.
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 55,200 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.
Statewide Year-Round Co-Sponsors: