Coca-Cola Makes a Splash This Summer with Support for Active Living and Education

  Coca-Cola Makes a Splash This Summer with Support for Active Living and

        Total Active Living Grants In 2013 Exceeds $8M in U.S., Canada

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- August 12, 2013

Long summer days give people plenty of time to have fun in the sun and stay
physically active. There’s no shortage of pick-up ball games or relay races at
the local pool. Through grants to promote healthy living, The Coca-Cola
Foundation is making it even easier to get active.

The Boys & Girls Club Canada will use its funding to support the Youth Ability
to Bring Change program. Through this initiative, more than 1,300 youth, ages
6-18, will participate in nutrition, active lifestyles and healthy behaviors

In Newark, Foundation support will provide daily basketball clinics for 250
youth through the YMWCA of Newark. Players will learn basic game skills as
well as the importance of teamwork and living an active lifestyle.

“The goal is simple—to get people moving and excited about physical activity,”
said Lori George Billingsley, Vice President, Community Relations, Coca-Cola
North America Group. “By supporting organizations that are tapped in to their
local communities, we can inspire people to be healthier in ways that are fun
for them.”


Several colleges and universities across the U.S. will receive support for
education through the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars program. The program
provides scholarships to students who are the first in their families to
attend college. The American Indian College Fund, Indiana University and
College of Charleston are among this quarter’s grant recipients.

Foundation support for Purdue University will go towards education grants for
its Diet and Exercise Clinical Research Center. The Center’s core program will
improve community nutrition, fitness, health, and well-being through research,
student training and community engagement.

Other organizations receiving Foundation support include:

  *Boys & Girls Club of Boston, Boston, MA, $25,000
  *Downey Family YMCA, Downey, CA, $50,000
  *FAN4Kids, Brooklyn, NY, $25,000
  *Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Moose, WY, $25,000
  *Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Washington, D.C., $100,000
  *Teach for America, New York, NY, $100,000
  *Unified Theater, Hartford, CT, $50,000

About The Coca-Cola Foundation

Since its inception, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $500
million to support global sustainable community initiatives, including water
stewardship, community recycling, active healthy living, and education. For
more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please go to

About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company,
refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by
Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features
16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero,
vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally,
we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and
juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution
system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of
more than 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building
sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our
environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe,
inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic
development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling
partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than
700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey  at, follow us on Twitter at or
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Katelyn Jackson, 404-676-2034
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