CHARLOTTE, NC – The Charlotte Touchdown Club announced today a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Coca-Cola Consolidated for its annual Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Awards Banquet.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy, created in 1993 by the Football Writers Association of America, is awarded annually to the best all-around defensive player in college football and is presented by the Charlotte Touchdown Club during the Bronko Nagurski Award Banquet held each year on the first Monday in December.

This year’s event will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center and net proceeds benefit the Charlotte Touchdown Club Scholarship Fund. Finalists for this season’s Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be announced on November 16th. For ticket information call 704-347-2918 or visit www.touchdownclub.com

The Touchdown Club and Coke Consolidated partnership kicks off with the 2023 Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet set for Monday, December 4 featuring keynote speaker Sonny Dykes – Head Football Coach at Texas Christian University and the 2022 National Coach of the Year. CBS Sports Studio Host, Adam Zucker, is slated as Master of Ceremonies and Clemson University’s Jeff Davis from the class of 1981 will also be honored as the 2023 Legends of the Year Award recipient. The recipient of the Defender of the Nation Award will be announced October 26th.

“On behalf of everyone associated with the Charlotte Touchdown Club, we are excited and honored to welcome Coca-Cola Consolidated on board as Presenting Sponsor for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Awards Banquet,” said John Rocco, Touchdown Club Executive Director. “Thanks to Coca-Cola Consolidated’s support, we look forward to continuing our mission of supporting athletics at all levels across the Charlotte, North Carolina region and to beginning a new partnership with Brookstone Schools whose mission is to equip under-resourced students academically, socially, and spiritually for future lives of leadership and service.”

“As Charlotte’s local bottler, we are committed to giving back to the communities we live in and serve,” said Heather Hucks, Vice President of Consumer Connections at Coca-Cola Consolidated. “This new partnership with Charlotte Touchdown Club amplifies student athletes in our local community who embody citizenship, leadership and sportsmanship preparing them to be fantastic community leaders both on the field and off the field.”

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association’s official website, www.NCFAA.org.

Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of journalists, broadcasters, publicists, photographers and key executives in all areas of college football. The FWAA works to govern media access and game-day operations while presenting awards and honors, including an annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its programs and initiatives, contact Executive Director Steve Richardson at 214-870-6516 or tiger@fwaa.com.

About Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc.

Coca-Cola Consolidated is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. Our Purpose is to honor God in all we do, to serve others, to pursue excellence and to grow profitably. For over 121 years, we have been deeply committed to the consumers, customers and communities we serve and passionate about the broad portfolio of beverages and services we offer. We make, sell and distribute beverages of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies in more than 300 brands and flavors across 14 states and the District of Columbia, to approximately 60 million consumers.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Coca-Cola Consolidated is traded on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “COKE”. More information about the Company is available at www.cokeconsolidated.com. Follow Coca-Cola Consolidated on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About the Charlotte Touchdown Club

The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 to promote high school, collegiate, and professional football in the Charlotte, N.C., region. The club’s activities and services focus community attention on the outstanding citizenship, scholarship, sportsmanship, and leadership of area athletes and coaches. Since 1990 the club has raised and donated nearly $3 million to benefit athletes and athletics at all levels across the Charlotte, North Carolina region. For more information, contact John Rocco (704-347-2918 or jrocco@touchdownclub.com). The official website of the Charlotte Touchdown Club is touchdownclub.com.

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