THREE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AWARDED A $78,000 LET’S PLAY SPORTS EQUIPMENT DONATION FROM DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP AND NATIONAL NON-PROFIT GOOD SPORTS
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has awarded the Laurel County Public Schools, Pulaski Public Schools, and the Laurel-London Optimist Club a Let’s Play equipment donation valued at $78,000 as part of its partnership with Good Sports. The grant provides resources for health and wellness programming and sports teams. More than 56,000 kids will benefit from the donation over the lifetime of the equipment.
“We at Dr Pepper Snapple Group are very excited to give back to the community here in London and Pulaski by partnering with Good Sports. We are able to bring excitement and play to the kids,” said Dr Pepper Snapple Group London Merchandising Supervisor Alfred Couch. “We strive to Be the Best Beverage Business in the Americas, and providing these deserving kids the opportunity to play more and have fun makes me extremely proud to be a part of this organization.”
Let’s Play is an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides the funding, equipment and play spaces to help kids and families make active play a daily priority.. Through DPS’s partnership with Good Sports, an organization that provides donations of athletic gear and sports equipment to deserving organizations, Let’s Play has donated more than $5.7 million in brand-new equipment over the last four years to help kids become active as part of a $38 million investment in Let’s Play.
“Our partnership with Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Let’s Play will enable Good Sports to provide even more equipment to deserving youth across the country,” said Good Sports CEO Melissa Harper. “Together, we are thrilled to support these organizations in London and Pulaski to provide the tools and resources they need to keep children active, healthy, and happy.”
The donated equipment was sorted and packed by DPS employees on Saturday, April 7th, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the London DPS facility. Pulaski County Schools received 3,360 pieces of donated equipment, which was distributed to our 14 schools.
Pulaski County Schools use sports as one way to promote sportsmanship, integrity, and character throughout their district. They offer a variety of sports and athletic programming, and will use the donation to supplement the programming they already offer. With 14 schools and approximately 8,500 kids, these items will benefit each student at every level. Our athletic teams as well as our physical education classes can certainly use this equipment and can do so at no cost to the schools or our kids.