Cavender’s and vendor partners donate $100,000 to Texas FFA Foundation

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Amid the cancelation of RodeoHouston and Rodeo Austin junior livestock shows, Cavender’s and several of its vendor partners have given $100,000 to the Texas FFA Foundation for 2020 scholarships.

“Many Texas youth, especially graduating high school seniors are at a great disadvantage this year. These exhibitors workyear-round to prepare their shows and unfortunately, have been short-changed the ability to see a return on their hard work,” Cavender’s said in a news release.

Overall, the Texas FFA Association awards about $2.3 million in academic and award scholarships annually. Texas has currently has more than 137,000 FFA members and 1,073 local chapters.

“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,” said Aaron Alejandro, Executive Director Texas FFA Foundation.

Cavender’s, Wrangler, Ariat, M&F Western, Durango, Cinch, Hooey, Panhandle Western Wear, and Rock & Roll Denim all contributed to the scholarship fund.

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