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Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month 2024

Black History Month recognizes the history, contributions, and achievements of the Black community. Coke Florida, your local Coca-Cola bottler, is one of the largest Black-owned businesses in Florida.

Coke Florida’s Black History Month 2024 celebration focuses on programming aligned with our community pillars education and economic empowerment. Our Black History Month campaign continues to expand in impact, and our donations to date have surpassed $800,000.

Partnering with a variety of organizations and community programs across an 18-territory footprint, Coke Florida will donate laptops to students and technology centers, provide digital skills training, and sponsor the 3rd Annual Jim Thorpe Invitational for minority golfers.

Empowering Communities by Providing Access to
Educational and Technology Resources

During Black History Month 2024, Coke Florida, a family-owned Coca-Cola bottler, will donate 300 laptops across the state to ensure that students and adults served by community-based programs are equipped with reliable technology to support educational activities, conduct training workshops, and perform employment-related activities. These initiatives will assist Floridians of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

Technology Donations

Technology initiatives

Laptops donations to students are a staple part of Coke Florida‘s commitment to giving back to the local communities. The company has expanded its focus in recent years to also provide new laptops and other upgrades to community computer labs, meeting a broad need for reliable technology. In 2024, Coke Florida will serve seven computer labs.

Digital Skills Training

Coke Florida provides technology access and opportunities for students to develop skills and capabilities that build digital fluency and exposes them to technology-driven career paths. Coke Florida‘s digital skills training series includes curriculum in Intelligent Automation, Web Developments, and Minecraft Coding.

3rd Annual Jim Thorpe Invitational
presented by Coke Florida

Coke Florida enters its 3rd year as Presenting Sponsor for the Jim Thorpe Invitational (JTI), February 16th – 18th. This event, hosted by legendary PGA golfer, Jim Thorpe in partnership with United Golfers Association (UGA) invites over 100 elite junior golfers, collegiate athletes, and professional tour players to the signature 36-hole competition. Held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, the event includes an educational panel discussion focused on educational and career opportunities in the sport of golf. UGA has been leading the way in promoting diversity in golf in the United States since 1925.

Promoting Diversity in Golf

Tournament in Action (2023)

Golf Legend Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe Invitational

Coke Florida is the largest Black-owned business in Florida. Black History Month celebrates the history, contributions, and achievements of the Black community. Coke Florida’s local initiatives and partnerships drive the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and empowering the communities it serves.

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