Cousins Subs Honors Top Student Athletes
- Company awards $14,000 in scholarships during recent Wisconsin Sports Awards -
MILWAUKEE (May 2, 2014) – Milwaukee-based Cousins Subs® awarded four high school seniors with $14,000 in scholarships as part of its second annual Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest (WSASC).
Adam Vechart of Menomonee Falls and Cecilia “CeAnna” Soper of Hartland were the grand prize winners of $5,000 scholarships, while Trey Horbinski of Necedah and Audrey Adler of Oconomowoc were each awarded $2,000 scholarships during the Wisconsin Sports Awards on Thursday, April 24th at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
“The Wisconsin Sports Awards was a great way to reward these remarkable student athletes for all they’ve accomplished,” said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing for Cousins Subs. “They were able to meet prominent athletes like Aaron Rodgers and celebrate a night to remember before graduating and moving on to the next chapter of their lives.”
The scholarships were funded through Cousins Subs’ Make It Better Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization established by Cousins Subs in 2013. The Make It Better Foundation addresses three areas of interest that are vital to any community: health and wellness, hunger and youth education.
“Cousins Subs strongly believes in serving and giving back to the communities where we operate,” said McCoy. “Health, wellness and youth education are the pillars of our foundation, and all of this year’s WSASC recipients excel in these areas.”
More than 800 applications were received from high school senior athletes throughout the state of Wisconsin.
“We’re pleased with the growing level of interest in our scholarship contest and we’re more than impressed by the collective achievements of this year’s applicants,” McCoy continued. “The most difficult job has proven to be identifying the four finalists from all of the inspiring young people who apply.”
ABOUT COUSINS SUBS
Cousins Subs® and its franchisees operate more than 130 sub sandwich shops in four states, with bold expansion plans. The first Cousins Subs was established in Milwaukee in 1972 by Bill Specht and his cousin. Their dream was to bring East Coast-style sub sandwiches to Milwaukee – with their own handcrafted touch. They started with their bread, developing a secret recipe with the perfect taste and crunch. That bread is the cornerstone of the Cousins Subs slogan, “Better Bread. Better Subs. Better Day.” The original recipe is still closely followed at every Cousins Subs store, where each sandwich is made to order using freshly sliced deli meats, cheeses, and vegetables – and the bread is baked fresh each day. Forty-one years later and still family owned, Cousins Subs employees and franchisees are driven by their mission to “Make it a Better Day” in all they do. In 2013, the brand proudly announced the establishment of the Make it Better Foundation, dedicated to funding causes that address health and wellness, hunger and youth education in the communities that Cousins Subs serves. For more information, visit www.cousinssubs.com. You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook and Twitter.