April 21, 2014, volunteers delivered much-needed funding, ice-cold refreshment, and a bit of friendly competition to the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland as part of the “Going All the Way” Big Game execution. Randy Cornette, Director of Marketing for Cleveland Coca-Cola, shared the story of “Going All the Way” and presented a $5,000 check to the Cleveland Boys and Girls Club. The funding will be used to support Triple Play activities at Cleveland’s newest Boys and Girls Club location in East Cleveland.
East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton, Jr. thanked Coca-Cola for our support and applauded our local community engagement. Mayor Norton noted that he is Coca-Cola’s “number one customer”. A representative from State Of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office issued a proclamation in honor of the event. Additionally, several local city council representatives and school officials were on-hand for the festivities.
Following the formal presentation, volunteers from Cleveland Coca-Cola were paired with 25 Boys and Girls Club members to participate in a healthy, active living challenge. The teams took part in a “hoops” challenge, a Connect Four competition and table game contests. Prizes were awarded to the winning teams and all participants received Coca-Cola pedometers and Frisbees. The Cleveland NBC, FOX and CBS affiliates attended the event, in addition to the East Cleveland community newspaper.