CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4)– One Colorado woman is getting into the convenience store business thanks to an opportunity from 7-Eleven.

Avalon Young won 7-Eleven’s Women Franchise Giveaway. The company waived the nearly $190,000 in franchise fees so Young could achieve the dream of owning her own business.

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Young celebrated the grand opening of her store in Castle Rock on Thursday.

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“It’s such an incredible opportunity to do what I love, and have a brand partner that is supporting me through the process of being my own boss,” said Young.

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As part of the contest, 7-Eleven gave Young a check for $10,000 to donate to a charity of her choice. She passed it on to the Montessori Educational Foundation so schools can get new playground equipment.

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