SAVOR sets goal to raise $100K in donations to local charities

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POSTED: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 10:19am
UPDATED: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 10:21am

On July 16, 2014, SAVOR, the exclusive provider of retail food and beverage services for Baylor Athletic facilities announced the launch of its fundraising program for area Non-Profit Organizations at the new McLane Stadium.

Each season, many SAVOR locations staff their concession stands with Non-Profit Organizations (NPO). For the NPO it is a means of raising funds for their mission, serving as an alternative to traditional fundraising while developing teamwork and camaraderie in an exciting atmosphere.

“We take great pride in supporting the local community by proving this opportunity to help support their fundraising efforts for important community programs” stated Joe Pulido, Director of Food and Beverage. “Our goal is to achieve a win-win partnership, by providing each NPO group with a consistent, ongoing fund raiser and SAVOR…Waco with a consistent labor force, helping us provide great food, service and hospitality.” added Pulido.

The first major event at McLane Stadium will be the Traditions Rally featuring a concert by American Idol winner Phillip Phillips on August 28th. In addition to Baylor Football homes games, fundraising opportunities are also available for basketball, baseball, softball and many other events.

Qualified Non-Profit Organizations can learn more by emailing

About McLane Stadium:
McLane Stadium is central Texas’ new multifunctional sports and entertainment venue opening in August 2014. The 45,000 seat stadium will be the home of Baylor University football and is also set to host a wide range of events throughout the year. McLane Stadium is a catalyst for economic development along the Brazos River and will continue to enhance the progress currently underway through downtown Waco.

SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management. Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 130 facilities worldwide.
The company is also industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities. SAVOR’s commitment to farm to table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible. SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market. To learn more, visit

Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to over 220 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, convention, congress and exhibition centers, science centers and a variety of other venues. Across the globe, SMG manages more than 12 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of exhibition space and over 1.5 million arena and theatre seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering division SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit


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