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.READ MORE: Jefferson County Public Health Sues 3 Schools That Are Violating Mask Requirement
Young celebrated the grand opening of her store in Castle Rock on Thursday.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Fall Temps, Smoke And Dusting Of Mountain Snow On The Way
“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.MORE NEWS: Here Are 8 Of The Most Popular Fall Colors Viewing Destinations In Colorado
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.