Our October Bottler of the Month is Corwin Beverage Company, a fourth generation family-owned business that has sold beverages in Southwest Washington since 1941. The company has grown from one truck and three employees nearly 70 years ago, to over 100 trucks and more than 100 employees today. Corwin has established a long tradition of award-winning sales and service. In the Vancouver community, people know Corwin as the “Pepsi people.” They are active in supporting the communities in which they work through scholarships, partnerships, donations and community service activities.
This month, Corwin is partnering with Dr Pepper for its annual High School Football Tuition Toss. The program provides two local senior high school students with $1,000 each in tuition to be applied to the school of their choice. First, local high schools submit PowerPoint presentations or 30 to 60 second videos on why their school should be chosen for the Tuition Toss. From those submissions, Corwin will choose two high schools as finalists.
To build excitement, Corwin will attend a fall pep rally at each school to support attendance at the upcoming game and explain the program. Students from each school will vote on and select four throw competitors for the tuition toss during halftime at an upcoming football game. Corwin also provides opportunities for additional students to participate during the day of the event through event set up and sampling of Corwin’s beverage products at the game. This allows local high school students to learn more about the beverage industry and future career paths. It also gives them experience with event planning and management.
During the halftime Tuition Toss, competitors set-up at mid-field in front of their respected targets. Each competitor gets the opportunity to throw 12 footballs through the target and the student that makes the most will be presented with a $1,000 check on the field.
Last year’s winners included Taylor Holeman, from Ridgefield High School, who is currently attending North Carolina State University and Akari Baba from Prairie High School, who is at Clark College in Vancouver Washington. This year’s winners will be announced in late October.
To learn more about Corwin Beverage Company, visit: http://www.corwinbevco.com/
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