Donald C. Cavanaugh Day in Palm Springs · Parkinson's Resource Organization

Donald C. Cavanaugh Day in Palm Springs


Palm Springs Celebrates Donald C Cavanaugh

Palm Desert, CA ~ October 24, 2019 –  Donald C. Cavanaugh, the founder of the Blue Coyote Grill in Palm Springs, would have been 75 on November 10, 2019. And whereas it is said “only the good they die young,” Don died of Parkinson’s disease on February 23, 2019. 

            When Don Cavanaugh established The BLUE COYOTE BAR & GRILL in Palm Springs in 1992, it was an instant success and helped bring people and businesses to the north end of Palm Springs.  Almost 28 years later, the Blue Coyote is a staple in the Coachella Valley and loved by so many. Today people will say, "Awesome place! Excellent food, amazing service, excellent margaritas perfect little place, authentic Mexican food,” “Those awesome Wild Coyote Margaritas are not for the meek,” “ or “Blue Coyote is ALWAYS our go-to spot when in Palm Springs.”

            In commemoration of his birthday, the Blue Coyote Bar & Grill together with Parkinson’s Resource Organization and the City of Palm Springs has created the Donald C Cavanaugh Day. The celebration starts at 11:30 AM, with discounted menu options, drawings, Mariachi Music, Salsa Dancing, and Salsa Lessons.  Come dressed in your best Mexican / Mariachi attire, or not, and enjoy the food and festivities.

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15% of the restaurant’s receipts for the day will be donated to the Donald C. Cavanaugh Memorial Fund at Parkinson’s Resource Organization. Parkinson’s Resource Organization supports individuals, families, and caregivers affected by Parkinson’s disease since 1990. Parkinson’s Resource Organization (PRO) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity 501(c)(3) #95-4304276.

Sunday, November 10, 2019
is hereby

Donald C. Cavanaugh Day
Founder of Blue Coyote Grill

Blue Coyote Grill
445 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Business Hours
11:30am - 10:00pm
2:00pm Palm Springs Proclamation

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The Donald Cavanaugh Family is generously donating 15% of the restaurant's receipts for the day to Parkinson's Resource Organization through the
Donald C. Cavanaugh Memorial Fund

The Donald C. Cavanaugh Memorial Fund has been made possible by the
Parkinson's Resource Organization Memorial Wall
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Event Details:

  • Date & Time:
    • 11:30am until 10:00pm
    • November 10, 2019
  • Location: Blue Coyote Grill 445 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262
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