Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) has awarded the Milwaukee Youth Falcons an equipment donation valued at $5,000 as part of its partnership with Good Sports. The grant provides the organization with brand-new apparel including 86 football jerseys and 60 girdles. In total, the organization received 146 pieces and the donation will impact 375 kids over the lifetime of the apparel.
“We are truly grateful for the Let’s Play donation,” said Milwaukee Youth Falcons President Evan Kern. “As we continue to strive for the success of our rising leaders, this donation will allow us to use our current fundraising efforts towards the continuous development of our enrichment programs.”
The Milwaukee Youth Falcons is a youth football program that was established in 1996. The organization’s leadership spans two generations as the founder’s son (Evan Kern) now serves as president. He also played as a youngster on the pee-wee team. The leadership is clearly invested in their community as they strive to give back to the next wave of athletes. The Falcons charge a reasonable $100 participation fee and they provide scholarships to 10% of their participants.
“We are pleased to support the Milwaukee Youth Falcons with this donation, part of our overall commitment to bringing play to life and ensuring that kids are able to make play a daily priority,” said Vicki Draughn, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Dr Pepper Snapple. “We hope that it will make a big difference to kids in the community and give them the equipment and gear they need to get in the game and get active.”
Let’s Play is an initiative by DPS to provide kids and families with the tools, places, and inspiration to make active play a daily priority. Through DPS’s partnership with Good Sports, an organization which provides donations of athletic gear, footwear and sports equipment to deserving organizations or communities, DPS has committed $3 million through 2016 to help kids become active through sports equipment donations made possible by Let’s Play grants.