Sweet’N Low Offers Fifty Grants to Youth Sports Leagues



Zero Calorie Sweetener to Aid in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity and Diabetes

BROOKLYN, NY (August 30, 2013) -- In honor of their commitment to starting good habits early, Sweet’N Low, America’s favorite zero calorie pink sweetener, commended 50 youth sports teams across the nation by awarding each with the ‘Sweet’N Low Celebrates Fitness Sweet-Ness’ grant in the amount of $1,000. In an effort to combat the growth of obesity and diabetes in America by encouraging children to get active at a young age, this is the first youth sports contest that Sweet’N Low has organized.

Obesity and diabetes affect the entire US, with 1 in 6 American children being obese and more than 26 million American children and adults suffering from diabetes. Adopting an active lifestyle and following a healthy diet are the first steps in fighting these health crises.

“For more than 55 years, Sweet’N Low has helped millions of adults around the world manage their weight on a daily basis by sweetening food and beverages without added sugars, which cuts calories and carbohydrate intake. We are happy to expand our impact on the important matter of obesity by awarding grants to support youth sports leagues through the ‘Sweet’N Low Celebrates Fitness Sweet-ness’ contest”, said Steven Eisenstadt, President and CEO of Cumberland Packing Corp., the manufacturer of Sweet’N Low.“

Community members had the opportunity to nominate local youth athletic teams and clubs from July 12 - July 26 for the contest. Fifty teams from various towns and cities nationwide were selected and will each be awarded a $1,000 grant to be used for equipment, uniforms, registration fees, and/or other sports-related team materials. A full list of teams and their respective sports can be found below.

“Obesity and diabetes have become major issues in our communities nationwide and through programs like ‘The Sweet’N Low Celebrates Fitness Sweet-ness’ contest, Sweet’N Low is helping to encourage American families to incorporate exercise into their lifestyles early-on.” Eisenstadt added.

List of Teams Selected for $1000 Grant

  • Balboa Raider's Jr. Midget Football, California
  • Baton Rouge High Girl Track Team, Louisiana
  • Brooklyn Patriots Soccer Club, New York
  • Clifton Forge Travel Little League, Virginia
  • Conrads Blue Diamonds, Pennsylvania
  • Crow High School Football, Oregon
  • Diamond Starz Softball, Kansas
  • Diamond State Rampage Baseball, Delaware
  • Dumas AllStars Softball, Texas
  • El Paso Lions Softball, Texas
  • Forty Fort Pioneers Soccer, Pennsylvania
  • Friends of Youth Soccer, West Virginia
  • Gruene Hornets Soccer, Texas
  • Highland Lassies Dance, Idaho
  • Hot Shots Cheerleading, Ohio
  • Houston Texas Tarheels Basketball, Texas
  • Hudson 5th Grade Lady Tigers Basketball, Michigan
  • Hurricanes Baseball, North Carolina
  • Idaho Wolverines Summer Camp, Idaho
  • IME COBRAS Soccer, Texas
  • Killer Kleats Softball, Arkansas
  • Lake Wales All Star Soccer (U13Boys), Florida
  • Las Vegas Soccer Association '05 red, Nevada
  • Meadowbrook Lions Sports, Pennsylvania
  • Midwestern Panthers Football, Pennsylvania
  • MVP Rapids, Washington
  • Navasota Youth Football League, Texas
  • North east Titans Football, Mississippi
  • Pennsylvania Rockets Swimming, Pennsylvania
  • Pewaukee Sussex United Soccer, Wisconsin
  • Putnam City Pirates Volleyball, Oklahoma
  • Racers Soccer, Oklahoma
  • Riverton Silverwolves Football, Utah
  • S.V. Sounder Soccer, Arizona
  • Sitting Bulls Sled Hockey, Pennsylvania
  • Southern Heat Baseball, Mississippi
  • St. Joe Blast Baseball, Missouri
  • Strength of the Youth Basketball, Florida
  • STRIKERS SC 95 Blue Soccer, Arizona
  • The Divas Softball, Texas
  • The Georgia Cycline Baseball, Georgia
  • Town of Poughkeepsie Little League U 12All Stars, New York
  • Vinton Shellsburg Vikings Soccer, Iowa
  • Vipers (14-U) Softball, Virginia
  • Virginia Warriors Basketball, Virginia
  • Visalia Galaxy Gold Soccer, California
  • Warwick Vets Hurricane Wrestling, Rhode Island
  • West Plains Little League Juniors, Washington
  • YMCA Angry Birds Basketball, California