Posted February 24, 2022 in Press Releases
Pepsi Stronger Together – PepsiCo’s series of grassroots initiatives tailored to local communities – hosted a pep rally at Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland’s St. Clair-Superior neighborhood, surprising students with more than $37,000 of support towards their programming and further education.
Derek Lewis, President, PepsiCo Multicultural Business and Equity Development and Fat Joe presented the school’s drumline with all new uniforms and instruments, and $20,000 worth of scholarships for its seniors. DJ Envy, host of The Breakfast Club, performed for students, with Pepsi Stronger Together providing snacks and beverages for attendees and a special appearance from Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Darius Garland. Students also had the chance to win special prizes towards their education, like tablet computers.
“We’re honored to support the hard-working students at Saint Martin de Porres High School who have shown a commitment to their education, their future, and their community. On behalf of Pepsi Stronger Together with MTN DEW and RUFFLES, we are proud to facilitate educational opportunities for this year’s seniors and the many more to come,” said Derek Lewis, President, PepsiCo Multicultural Business and Equity Development.
Mary Sayre, Senior Director of Student Life at Saint Martin de Porres High School shares, “We are incredibly thankful to Pepsi Stronger Together for the donation of equipment and scholarships for our students! These scholarships are critical to seniors as they help remove financial barriers that may prevent students from enrolling or persisting in college. The drumline, which has tripled in size over the last 5 years, is a central component of our school’s culture, representing Saint Martin at various events across Northeast Ohio. This equipment will allow us to meet the growing interest of students who want to join the group and honor those who are already part of it.”
Learn more about Pepsi Stronger Together at https://www.pepsistrongertogether.com/