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Christmas in July: Activity Mat Challenge

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Cathey’s Traditional Christmas in July Extravaganza

This year’s challenge is an Activity Mat that serves a great purpose to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s. These mats are in high demand and are hard to come by. This being the case, Cathey’s has decided to put everyone to the test, including Cathey’s staff, to create a fun and busy activity mat. The challenge categories will encourage you to be creative. We hope that you participate in making one of these mats whether you enter it into the challenge or not. All mats will be donated at the end of the event if the artist chooses. Thank you in advance!


Create your own Activity Mat to help ALZ! Customers and staff are challenged to create activity mats to safely stimulate and soothe people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Bring your finished mat(s) to the Christmas in July Extravaganza, July 13. Voting and winners will be announced at the event. Challenge winners will receive Cathey’s Gift Cards and the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will receive a matching cash donation and all of the mats that are created.

The Above and Beyond Award ($100 Gift Card) Who can make the most mats for this very worthy cause? This is a special award to the most ambitious sewing enthusiast out there! Then choose your favorite mat to enter in the challenge below.

Challenge Categories:

Best Use of Anita Goodesign Embroidery ($50 Cathey’s Gift Card) Embroider designs on your activity blanket! Anita Goodesign has generously agreed to donate money to The
Alzheimer’s Association when selected designs are purchased on Contact the store for the design selection and the code to use online for purchase.

Most Touchy, Feely & Fidgety ($50 Cathey’s Gift Card) Use your wild and original imagination and put all kinds of activities on your blanket! In this case – the more the better!

Most Macho ($50 Cathey’s Gift Card) Don’t forget the guys! They need manly blankets!

Most Feminine ($50 Cathey’s Gift Card) Create a blanket that is pretty and girly! Bring a smile to their faces!

Best of Show ($100 Cathey’s Gift Card) Tap into all your creative juices and make an incredible activity blanket that will occupy them for hours or even days!


July 13
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712 United States
(520) 323-6262