A College Station native and a 1953 graduate of Texas A&M, Cashion spent his career promoting the area while traveling for the NFL, according to Brazos Community Foundation board member Reba Ragsdale.
has been such an integral part of this community," she
said, noting that he
was selected "for the good will he
has brought ... through his
In brief remarks at the event, Cashion thanked his
colleagues for the honor but deflected the praise to others.He
asked all those who had been involved in community service to raise their hands and said those were the ones who deserved the accolades.
Part of the proceeds from the luncheon will go into an endowment fund that Cashion and his
wife, Marie, have asked be used to address local homelessness and medical needs.
The event has raised between $38,000 and $40,000 in each of the past three years.