CAY HILL–Students at six schools in St. Maarten can now relax and enjoy their snacks at brand new picnic tables donated to their schools by Coca-Cola distributor CC1 St. Maarten and Norissa Anatol of Rissa Productions.
Receiving picnic tables were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School, St. Dominic High School, Sundial School, Prins Willem Alexander School for Special Education, Marie Genevieve de Weever Primary School, and St. Maarten Vocational Training School (SMVTS).
CC1 St. Maarten launched its #SXMStrong Coca-Cola can in November 2017 in an effort to raise funds for various projects following the devastation caused to the island by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017. The company said the campaign was “well received” by the public and has generated close to US $6,000 that is now being used “to help continue improve the day-to-day lives of our communities.”
In collaboration with Rissa Productions, Coca-Cola donated picnic tables to the six schools. The picnic tables were identified as one of the items needed by many schools for the young students to have somewhere to sit and enjoy lunch or snacks during school breaks, it was stated in a press release on Monday.
“As well as being functional tools for the schools, the bright red tables also bring a sense of cheerfulness to the schools,” it was stated in the release.
“Coca-Cola and CC1 St. Maarten are both committed to this project and will also be providing funds to assist in the renovation of various basketball courts throughout the island. Education and recreation go hand-in-hand and providing the youth of the island with recreational opportunities will hopefully keep them focused on the right track. Coca-Cola is the number one selling beverage in the world and is committed to being a good social partner wherever the iconic beverage is available.”
CC1 St. Maarten is a beverage distributor in St. Maarten located at #1 Oryx Drive in Cay Hill.