TEXAS (PRESS RELEASE) – 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 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.
“Cavender’s has been such a great partner of our athletes and organization and we are so grateful for their continued support,” 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. Through the first two years of hosting this in-store paper torch promotion, Cavender’s has raised nearly $25,000 for SOTX athletes, including more than $10,000 during last year’s paper torch campaign.
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.
This article is a press release from Special Olympics Texas