Cosmos Creations is teaming up with Mike and Colleen Bellotti to create a nonprofit organization, The Cosmos-Bellotti Sports & Leadership Foundation, which will help young athletes help themselves. Mike Bellotti played an important role in the University of Oregon’s football history as offensive coordinator for six years, head coach for 14 and lastly as its athletic director and is currently an a college football analyst for ESPN and ABC. The Cosmos-Bellotti Sports & Leadership Foundation will donate 28 pallets of product, which includes around 26,880 bags, for a total of $107,520 of potential fundraising dollars for area high schools.
“We formed the Cosmos-Bellotti Sports Leadership Foundation with the intent to raise money for high school athletic programs through our fundraising platform,” said Mike Bellotti, Cosmos-Bellotti Sports Leadership Foundation Co-Founder. “The program is designed to build integrity, teamwork and leadership in student athletes while they learn how to conduct themselves in a business environment.”
Each participating school will have the opportunity to receive 2,880 bags of Cosmos Creations in a variety of flavors. The student athletes will then take Cosmos Creations into the community and sell each bag for $4, for a total profit of $11,520 for the school’s athletic program. All fundraiser sales, collection and delivery are immediate. The Cosmos-Bellotti Sports & Leadership Foundation currently has a commitment from the following high schools: Churchill, North Eugene, Springfield, South Eugene, Sheldon, Thurston, Willamette and Junction City.
“We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with Mike and Colleen Bellotti to help make a difference in various Oregon school districts,” said Sarah J. Wilson, Marketing Director of Cosmos Creations. “Unlike other fundraising opportunities, 100 percent of the proceeds go to the schools and gives students a chance to have some control over the direction of their programs.”
Cosmos Creations, formerly Cosmos Caramel Corn, keeps its production simple and delicious with only ingredients that you can pronounce. They currently offer a mix of sweet and savory flavors including flavors, Caramel, Salted Caramel, Coconut Crunch, Cinnamon Crunch, Sea Salt & Butter, Aged Cheddar & Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt & Vinegar, which will all be available to purchase through this program.