Crown Imports Presents The V Foundation with $600,000 for Cancer Research

Partnership Continues to Increase Contributions to
Cancer Research in Third Year

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, was thrilled to receive a $600,000 donation from Crown Imports following a very successful fundraising effort in the third year of the partnership. Bradley Shore of Long Beverage, a local Corona wholesaler, presented the check on behalf of Crown Imports to Susan Braun, CEO of The V Foundation, on July 19 at the Dail Practice Center on NC State’s campus.

Crown Imports Presents Check to The V Foundation“Crown Imports has been more than a sponsor to The V Foundation — they are a true partner,” said Braun.  “They are there for us, they care, they put their hearts and minds all in as they work with us to raise funds and awareness to beat cancer.  We couldn’t be more fortunate.  And this year’s program has been the best yet, on every measure.  Thank you Crown!”

This year, Crown Imports honored Jim Valvano and his passion for basketball through the “Team Up to Find a Cure” campaign that provided a portion of the proceeds of all Corona brand products to The V Foundation for Cancer Research resulting in the $600,000 donation.

“Crown, our business partners and our loyal customers are thrilled to team-up with the The V Foundation for Cancer Research on their quest to find a cure,” added James Ryan, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Crown Imports. “Each year, we embrace Jim’s call to action ‘Don’t Give Up….Don’t ever Give Up!’ and together, we have fighting chance to beat this terrible disease.”

For more information about The V Foundation and their partnership with Crown Imports, please visit

About Crown Imports

Crown Imports LLC, a division of Constellation Brands, imports, distributes and markets the Modelo portfolio and other fine beer brands across the entire U.S. The Modelo portfolio includes Corona Extra (the #1 imported beer in the US and #5 beer overall), Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Pacifico and Victoria (select markets) beer brands. Crown also imports the Tsingtao beer brand in the US. For more information, visit or