Corona Presents $75,000 Check to the V Foundation for Cancer Research

As part of its ongoing partnership with The V Foundation, Crown Imports recently presented a check for $75,000 to help the organization raise funds for cancer research and related programs. Since its inception in 1993, The V Foundation, inspired by legendary North Carolina State basketball coach Jimmy Valvano and ESPN, has raised more than $120 million for cancer research and awarded 450-plus cancer research grants nationwide.

Corona Extra was the presenting sponsor of V Week on ESPN, which included the Jimmy V Classic on ESPN and ESPN2. 

About Crown Imports
Crown Imports LLC is a joint venture that 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 U.S. and #6 beer overall, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Pacifico and Victoria (Chicago only) beer brands.  Crown also imports the St. Pauli Girl and Tsingtao beer brands in the U.S.  For more information, visit

Crown Imports is a 50-50 joint venture between Grupo Modelo, S.A. de C.V. (MX: GMODELOC), Mexico’s leading company in the brewing, distribution and sale of beer, and Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ, ASX: CBR), a leading international beverage alcohol producer, importer and marketer.

About The V Foundation
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator.  Since 1993, The Foundation has raised more than $100 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide.  It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs.  Administrative and fundraising expenses are paid by the Foundation's endowment.  The Foundation awards grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Board.  For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit