Outlasting elite competition from around the world to win the
prestigious Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is an accomplishment that eight U.S.
and international youth club soccer teams will remember for a lifetime.
It will also pay off in a big way for some community organizations in
dire need of sports equipment, apparel and gear to keep kids involved in
organized team sports.
Let's Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS)
to get kids and families active nationwide, is donating $5,000 in sports
gear on behalf of each of the eight Dr Pepper Dallas Cup-winning teams
to deserving U.S.-based community organizations. The $40,000 total
contribution is part of the $1 million in sports gear DPS will donate
this year through its Let's Play partnership with Good Sports, a
national non-profit organization that provides sports equipment to
disadvantaged youth programs across the country.
"The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is truly a celebration of soccer and the
passion people of all ages have for the sport," said Vicki Draughn, vice
president of corporate affairs for Dr Pepper Snapple Group. "In a year
when soccer will capture the hearts and minds of sports fans across the
U.S. and around the world, we are thrilled to help provide more kids the
opportunity to get active through participating in the 'Beautiful Game.'"
The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup winning teams are:
"These teams represent the future of soccer in the United States and
abroad. They are ambassadors of the sport and of their communities,"
said Andy Swift, executive director of the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup. "We are
thrilled that their accomplishments this past week will bring welcome
suport to some very deserving youth organizations and perhaps even help
plant the seeds for the next generation of soccer stars in their
About Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored
beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by
more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and
flavor. We have 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 13 of our 14
leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In
addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio
includes 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's,
Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda.
To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company,
please visit DrPepperSnapple.com.
For our latest news and updates, follow us at Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple
About Let's Play
Let's Play is a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group
(NYSE: DPS) to get kids and families active nationwide. Since Let's Play
launched in 2011, DPS has worked with nonprofit KaBOOM! to build or
improve more than 2,000 playgrounds across North America and in 2014
partnered with Good Sports to provide sports gear for deserving athletic
organizations in communities coast to coast. For more information, visit LetsPlay.com
About Dr Pepper Dallas Cup
Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is the most prestigious international youth soccer
tournament in the United States, celebrating its 35th anniversary in
2014. Dallas Cup consists of eight age groups from U13 to U19 and
entertains on average more than 100,000 spectators during the week.
Since its inception in 1980, Dallas Cup has hosted teams and referees
from across 47 states, six continents and more than 100 countries.
Follow Dallas Cup on Twitter, Facebook and on Instagram.
About Good Sports
Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles
by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged
young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods
manufacturers, Good Sports is able to get the necessary equipment into
the hands of the kids that need it most, giving them a chance to get in
the game. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided over $10 million worth of
equipment to over 1,400 youth programs, impacting more than 870,000
kids. For more information on how you can support Good Sports, please
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