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Coca-Cola supports Paradise Plates

CBC’s 2nd Annual Community Service Day

Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC) has once again proudly sponsored the Basketball Smile Summer Program.

After the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, Coca-Cola donates over 3,000 bottles of 20oz Dasani to children’s homes and sports organizations.

During the month of April Caribbean Bottling Company ran a giveback promotion featuring their Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, which resulted in a $7,000 donation to the Seahorse Institute

Caribbean Bottling Company has partnered with the Seahorse Institute during the month of April to raise awareness of Autism in the country, and assist in generating funds.

Caribbean Bottling Company is now accepting applications for the Carleton W. Williams Caribbean Bottling Company Scholarship in Grand Bahama.

Caribbean Bottling Company Launches, Think Pink!

3,500 cases of product donated for relief

Dasani adds a Sparkling to Paradise Plates

D’Ron and T’Ron Strapp are the first recipients of the Carleton Williams Caribbean Bottling Company Scholarship.

Over 200 cases of Dasani for the Children’s Emergency Hostel

The Northeastern Division is victorious in winning the 8th Annual Sprite Basketball Tournament
Sprite teams up with the Royal Bahamas Police Force for the 8th Year
Walk to help mend a child's broken heart
Bright Minds Bright Future Scholarship
Coca-Cola donates $60,000 to Junkanoo
Coca Cola encourages positive youth development
1,782 cases of Dasani water donated thus far
Coca Cola is committed to the fight against hunger
Coca Cola supports local summer camps

CBC sponsores Basketball Smiles Summer Program


Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC), local manufacture of Coca-Cola products has once again proudly sponsored the Basketball Smile Summer Program. This is the programs 18th year here in The Bahamas, and will sadly be their last summer program. CBC was happily donated beverages that hydrated the participants throughout the summer program. The beverages provided included PowerAde, Dasani Water and a variety of different sodas.

“When we were approached 3 years ago we were delighted to come on-board and support. We are a bit sad that this is the last year for the camp, however we are always pleased and excited to be a part of events like,” explained Cara Douglas, CBC Marketing Manager. “We are always looking for great community based events like this one that provide our youth with great skills, and a constructive environment.”

Basketball Smiles began in the spring of 1999 when Coach Sam Nichols from McMurry University and Coach Patty Johnson from H.O.Nash Junior High school met in San Jose California at the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Convention. A mutual love for basketball and children between these two coaches led to the first Basketball Smiles basketball camps in June 1999.

Over the years, Basketball Smiles has grown to where approximately 450 children are annually served through the project. As Basketball Smiles has grown, so has participation from members of the athletic industry, to where approximately seven to eight thousand dollars’ worth of shoes, shirts, socks, and basketballs are given away during the camps. The goal for Basketball Smiles is for every child to receive at least one piece of news athletic apparel.

In addition to basketball instruction, the camps present a Life Skills program that emphasizes citizenship, education, and self-discipline. The Life Skills program expanded to include specific academic tutorial materials to assist students.

Coach Patty Johnson from H.O. Nash Jr. High School continues to be the Bahamian Coordinator for Basketball Smiles. Coach Johnson not only coordinates the basketball camps, but works with Bahamian school officials to where Coach Nichols and his staff conduct in-service training for elementary and high school physical education teachers, and Coach Nichols regularly speaks at several school assemblies during his trips met in San Jose California at the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Convention. A mutual love for basketball and children between these two coaches led to the first Basketball Smiles basketball camps in June 1999.

“We just really appreciate the partnership with Caribbean Bottling with Basketball Smiles because when you have a high intensity camp the re-hydration of the campers is crucial to have a successful camp. Caribbean Bottling coming on board and understanding our vision and helping us with water and PowerAde make the camp possible. This partnership was very effective and we would like to Thank Caribbean Bottling for their Support” says Coach Sam Nichols