March 27, 2018


Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 
Cheli Brown, 813-327-7285
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Coca-Cola Beverages Florida to Donate $12,500 to 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. in Celebration of Black History Month

Tampa, FL—(BUSINESS WIRE)— On March 30, 2018, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida (Coke Florida) will present their donation of $12,500 to 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. This is the fourth check presentation Coke Florida will host, following their commitment during Black History Month to donate a total of $50,000, evenly distributed, to four local charities. The other organizations are: 100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc.; Pinellas Education Foundation; and LIFT Orlando.

“Our red delivery trucks are in every neighborhood, every day,” said Troy Taylor, Coke Florida’s Chairman and CEO. “We have unique visibility into our local communities, and we’re committed to partnering with these charities, because they reflect our own dedication to celebrating inclusiveness, stimulating economic empowerment, and encouraging education across the Sunshine State.”

100 Black Men of Jacksonville will use Coke Florida’s donation to support a number of initiatives, including: five $1000 student scholarships; the annual 100 Black Men of Jacksonville College Tour; the 100 Black Men Project Success Leadership Development Program; the 2018 Bernard V. Gregory / 100 Black Men of Jacksonville event; and several other outreach activities.

“We are proud to partner with Coke Florida in an effort to serve and improve the lives of our mentees and other youth in Jacksonville,” said Charles Griggs, President of 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. “Our mission to serve young people is consistent with Coke Florida’s efforts to make a positive impact in our community. What they see is what they will be.”

Details about the other three organizations, and the remaining check presentations, will be released to local media in their respective markets.

About Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) is a family-owned, franchise Coca-Cola bottler. Coke Florida’s exclusive territory covers over 18 million consumers across 47 Florida counties, and includes the major metropolitan markets of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa. Coke Florida sells, manufactures, and distributes over 600 products of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies. Coke Florida is the third largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler and the sixth largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States. Coke Florida was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, please visit

About 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc.
The 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. remains firmly committed to improving the quality of life for families in Duval County. They are a dedicated group of African American men from various professional backgrounds who are established leaders in various fields including business, government, education, medicine, law, finance, technology, sales, marketing, real estate and public affairs. These men utilize their diverse talents to assist others and empower their community to improve economic well-being. In addition, the 100 continue to help youth in their community through established mentoring and education programs. They assist youth to achieve success academically and through personal development. The 100 Black of Jacksonville, Inc. empower children throughout Duval County to excel and become examples in the community through leadership programs and one-on-one mentoring.