MRA receives largest scholarship fund contribution ever

Horizon Beverage Company presented the Massachusetts Restaurant Association with its largest donation in the group’s history – $80,000 – targeted for MRA Educational Foundation at a recent event at Boston Chops.
The program included a check presentation to the MRAEF by Horizon Beverage Company representatives with Chef-Owner Chris Coombs (a MRAEF ProStart scholarship recipient), as well as brief remarks by MRAEF leadership and Doug Epstein, a fourth generation owner of Horizon Beverage Company, on behalf of his family and their company.
The $80K commitment will award $20K in scholarship prizes over the next four years at the MRAEF’s annual ‘Making the Future Bright Scholarship Awards Gala.’ Beginning with the awards gala in the spring of 2015, four Horizon Beverage scholarships will be awarded to students entering foodservice education programs. Award recipients will be selected by a committee including a representative from Horizon Beverage Company based on the quality of their applications, merit, and commitment to the foodservice industry. With this donation, the beverage distributors represented by the Epstein family will partner with the MRAEF to encourage the continued growth of Massachusetts’ hospitality industry by supporting education for the next generation of industry leaders.

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