Alcorn State receives gift from Coca-Cola
Published 12:38 p.m. Thursday 10 November 2022
In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, Alcorn State University was unveiled a brand new gear cart on Wednesday, November ninth at a presentation in entrance of Jack Spinks – Marino Casem Stadium on the Alcorn State University campus.
The truck is the results of a number of discussions and a partnership led by Alcorn State University President Dr. Felecia Nave, in collaboration with Russ Hendley (On-Premise Sales Operations Manager within the Gulf States Division) and Mario Lee (Director of Multi-Cultural Marketing and Community Affairs) of the Coca-Cola Company.
“I want to say ‘thank you’ to our partners at Coca-Cola,” he mentioned Fred McNair, Alcorn’s head soccer coach. “Now we can identify with who we are traveling in relation to our journey. From the point of view of not having to rent trucks and now having something of your own. We can now just pick up and go.”
The truck is a full-measurement 53-foot trailer that may haul over 10,000 kilos of Braves gear. It’s basically a device room on wheels.
“This is a great moment for us and for Coca-Cola of Natchez, Mississippi – Coca-Cola United,” mentioned Russ Hendley. “We are very proud of our partnership with Alcorn State University. This university is our crown jewel in southern Mississippi.”
The truck options the Alcorn Braves brand and is used to haul a number of objects to and from places across the nation at video games/occasions that Alcorn Athletics might be attending.
“This is a proud moment for Coke United,” mentioned Mario Lee in his tackle to the viewers. “Just to be able to associate a great institution like Alcorn State University with our legendary Coca-Cola brand…it’s really a mobile billboard calling Alcorn everywhere.”
In addition to the truck, the truck’s mattress was full of Coca-Cola drinks together with Powerade, Dasani, Coca-Cola Energy and extra.
Through its enterprise and the Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company continues to assist and renew communities throughout difficult instances and employs greater than 700,000 individuals from all backgrounds worldwide.
“I just want to thank Coca-Cola for this great partnership,” mentioned Dr. Nave. “Since I arrived at Alcorn State University, every call or inquiry they have answered the bill and then some.”