Cavender's supports FFA foundations through donations and t-shirt sales.
With the cancellations of major stock shows such as Houston and Austin, many youth have lost their chance to showcase their livestock projects. Cavender's is leading the charge to support FFA members with the sale of t-shirts to benefit chapters in multiple states, in addition to donations and a scholarship fund with their Westernwear partners. To shop donation tees, click here.
Read the complete press release below:
Tyler, Texas, Friday, March 20, 2020 – Cavender’s stores will offer customers FFA and Youth Livestock Show
Support T-shirts with proceeds benefiting the FFA (Future Farmers of America).
The three styles of t-shirts include Stock Show Strong, Rafter C, and No Biz Like Show Biz designs.
Shirts will be sold for $15 and $18 and are available starting Monday, March 23
100% of proceeds will be donated to FFA Foundations in the 12 states where Cavender’s has stores: Texas,
Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Colorado, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, Alabama and
Cavender’s announced a donation to the Texas FFA Foundation.
Cavender’s and many of its vendor partners are proud to announce a contribution to the Texas FFA
Foundation for 2020 scholarships.
With the cancellation of the Houston and Austin Rodeo junior livestock shows, many Texas youth, especially
graduating high school seniors are at a great disadvantage this year. These exhibitors work year-round to
prepare their shows and unfortunately, have been short-changed the ability to see a return on their hard
work. Many of these young people use the funds they make for college scholarships and financial aid, so to
lend a helping hand, Cavender’s and vendor partners have decided to join forces with the Texas FFA
Foundation in the form of scholarship support.
The $100,000 contribution was made by Cavender’s, Wrangler, Ariat, M&F Western, Durango, Cinch, Hooey
and Panhandle Western Wear/Rock & Roll Denim. The 2020 scholarships will be awarded during the 92nd
Texas FFA State Convention in Dallas in July.
“The scope of the Texas FFA is growing and we are honored you will be growing with us. Our students will be
better leaders tomorrow because we did not allow them to be fragile today,” says Aaron Alejandro, Executive
Director Texas FFA Foundation.
The Texas FFA Foundation currently awards more than $2.3 million in academic and award scholarships
annually. More than 200,000 students are enrolled in agricultural science education courses in Texas; there
are more than 137,000 Texas FFA members, 1,073 local FFA chapters, and 2,500 Agricultural Science
Cavender’s is a family owned and operated western wear retailer based in Texas with 85 stores
located across 12 states. Founded by James R. and Pat Cavender in 1965 in Pittsburg, Texas,
Cavender’s remains a family operation, with sons Joe, Mike and Clay Cavender involved
in the day-to-day operations. The family lives the western lifestyle, operating three working ranches
in Texas with registered Brangus and Charolais cattle. To find store locations or to shop online,