NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans hosted Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) annual Spring Rally Stewardship for more than 600 employees at Nissan Stadium this week.
Through the stewardship program, CCBCC manages and coordinates service activities that encourage employees to share their time, talents and resources. Their employees volunteer thousands of hours annually to make good things happen in our communities.
This year's project supports A Soldier's Child Foundation. Their mission is to serve the children of fallen active duty military personnel who have given their lives while defending the United States of America. One of their three points of service is to provide these children a great birthday experience every year up to the age of 18.
"We are here today with over 600 of our Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated employees to give back and honor the children of some wonderful service members who gave their lives for our country," said Heather Hucks, senior director, brand marketing Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated. "We have teamed up with A Soldier's Child Foundation to provide these children a great birthday experience. Then, with the help of the Titans, we will be throwing 5 amazing kids a special birthday party right here at Nissan Stadium."
CCBCC employees walked from the downtown Hilton Hotel, crossed the Cumberland River, ending at Nissan Stadium. They then began wrapping gifts for the 5 families attending and over 145 children to be shipped out in time for their upcoming birthday.
Titans' cheerleaders & T-Rac were on hand to help wish each family a happy birthday and there were some special goodies from the Titans included in each child's gift box.
The Titans host Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) annual Spring Rally Stewardship for more than 600 employees at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Lynne McCracken)
"We are so thankful for companies like Coca-Cola Consolidated and the Tennessee Titans for hosting our March C-CAP event that focus on the children of our fallen defenders of freedom," said Daryl JW Mackin, founder/executive director – A Solder's Child Foundation. "It's our C-CAP companies that make a difference in the lives of our ASC kids and make it possible for ASC to honor the memory of our fallen heroes by giving back to their children. Together we will be celebrating the birthdays of 145 ASC kids all over the country with April birthdays. It is our way of communicating a message of love and honor and letting them know their many people that do care for them!"
The birthday celebration included stadium tours and tasty cupcakes. Each family also was provided a birthday cake to take home and enjoy later.
"It's really humbling for us at the Titans to play our small part in hosting these employees from Coca-Cola Consolidated," said Titans Director of Marketing, Brad McClanahan. "They are truly making an impact in the families' lives of those that have defended our country and Coca-Cola as a company should be commended in all it does to give back to our community."
"We are thankful to be here all together in Nashville today and honored to be a part of this organization that is based right here in Tennessee." said Hucks.
CCBCC is much more than a soft drink bottling plant. They make, package and deliver soft drinks to stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, offices and college campuses. They're in your neighborhood every day, touching your community.
Coca-Cola Consolidated is committed to teamwork and strengthening our community. They are committed to practicing humility by putting the needs of others first. This is one of many ways that CCBCC gives back to its employees and our community.
About Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Coca-Cola Consolidated is the nation's largest independent Coca-Cola bottler with franchise territories in fifteen states. The Company's current major markets include: Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, Greenville, the Triad, and Asheville in NC; Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston in SC; Charleston, Beckley, and Parkersburg in WV; Richmond, Roanoke and Bristol in VA; Cleveland, Nashville, Johnson City, Morristown and Knoxville in TN; Lexington and Louisville in KY, Evansville in IN, Columbus and Albany in GA; Mobile, AL; Panama City, FL; and Biloxi, MS.