Corporate sponsorship, community involvement and educational excellence are all important charitable concerns at Southern Wine & Spirits of Mississippi, according to Keith Treadwell, Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Mississippi and Alabama, each of which is a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor with a tradition of service since 1968.
While Mr. Treadwell and company team members are actively and personally involved in a wide range of local and charitable activities across the Magnolia State, Mr. Treadwell is also very proud of the Company’s overall support of the following activities noted below.
- Southern Wine and Spirits of Mississippi and Take A Bite Out Of Crime
In Jackson, the state capitol, Southern Wine & Spirits of Mississippi contributes to the local Take A Bite Out Of Crime program. According to Mr. Treadwell, the charitable program benefits the city’s police force through a variety of activities, including scholarship support for the children of fallen officers, the purchase of bullet-proof vests worn by police department patrolmen and women, and supplemental emergency medical support.
The Company donates both money and wine and spirits products from the Company’s portfolio in support of the group’s various fundraising activities during the year.
- Southern Wine & Spirits of Mississippi and Taste of the Nation
The annual Jackson, Mississippi outdoor Taste of the Nation fundraiser benefits local soup kitchens for the homeless, according to Keith Treadwell, Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Mississippi. Attracting restaurateurs from across the state, the event features stands where guests may sample local cooking, signature dishes and sample wines and spirits. Mr. Treadwell noted that in addition to monetary support given to this charity, “Company team members staff the tables and booths where different wines and spirits represented by the Company are served.” Mr. Treadwell said, “I am very proud of the fact that our entire team turns out and donates their time and efforts to support this event.”