Corporate sponsorship, community involvement and educational excellence are all important charitable concerns at Southern Wine & Spirits of District of Columbia, according to Steven Dick, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.). These three operations are divisions of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor.

I. National Restaurant Association Education Annual Scholarship – District of Columbia Chapter

In 2013, Steven Dick, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), is extremely proud to have Southern be a corporate sponsor of the National Restaurant Association’s District of Columbia chapter of the non-profit’s Educational Foundation. The 2-year college scholarship program and grants support students pursuing food service hospitality industry studies.

For more information, please visit: http://www.nraef.org/Students/Scholarships

Mr. Dick added that the Company plans to continue this support of the NRA scholarship program in Washington, D.C. in the future.

II. Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation/For The Cure – Washington, D.C. Chapter

In 2013, Southern Wine & Spirits of the District of Columbia is a proud supporter of the Maryland Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation/For The Cure foundation. The Komen District of Columbia group is grateful for the opportunities to work with community organizations and individuals who wish to hold a special event fundraiser to help us with our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

For more information, please visit: http://www.komenmd.org/site/c.ewJUKaOVJnIcG/b.6749775/k.BF03/Home.htm

Mr. Dick adds that the Company plans to continue its sponsorship support for this Washington, D.C. chapter in the future.

III. Share Our Strength-No Kid Hungry – District of Columbia Chapter

In 2013, Mr. Dick said that Southern Wine & Spirits of the District of Columbia and its team members are extremely proud to have Southern as a corporate supporter of No Kid Hungry, which brings together governors, mayors, businesses, chefs, federal and state agencies, educators and community leaders to connect children at risk of hunger with food and nutrition programs where they live, learn and play. No Kid Hungry also teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters® and invests in community organizations that fight hunger. Get involved at Strength.org.

IV. Additional Southern Wine & Spirits of the District of Columbia Charitable Giving – 2012-2013

In 2012 and 2013, according to Mr. Dick, Southern’s Washington, D.C. operation is to provide support to the following charitable organizations: the District of Columbia chapter of the American Heart Association, and many local non-profit groups. Mr. Dick added that he is proud that many Southern team members in the District of Columbia also make individual contributions to time and money to many other community-based charities.