PITTSBURGH—GetGo Café + Market announced that Pittsburgh-area artist Ashanté Josey is the winner of its Spiked Slushies Cup Design Artwork Contest, with her winning design being featured on cups later this summer. As part of its commitment to the arts, GetGo also presented the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council with a $5,000 donation to support programming. One of its Spiked Slushie partners, Seagram’s Escapes Spiked, matched GetGo’s $5,000 donation to the Arts Council.
Josey received the most votes in the competition held earlier this year with three other local artists. Her winning artwork will be featured on Spiked Slushies cups at 46 GetGo locations across Pennsylvania and Ohio selling the quick-frozen malt beverages made with premium alcohol brands.
As part of an ongoing partnership with the arts community, GetGo also donated to the Arts Council, champions of the arts in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The Arts Council provides financial and professional support for the arts and culture sector and is comprised of more than 500 diverse artists and nonprofit organizations.
“The GetGo team appreciates the beauty art brings to our communities we live and work in and we’re proud to be able to bring some of that to our guests this summer through Ashante’s art,” said Jon Cox, GetGo vice president and chief merchant, in a press release. “As we look to the future, we’re also excited to expand our relationship with the arts community in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.”
Meanwhile, Alta Convenience customers continue to support Wings for Life. In 2019, the chain, whose parent company is CF Altitude LLC, raised just over $30,000 for the charity. This year, the Alta Convenience stores raised $40,000 during their March and April promotional period for Wings for Life. Customers purchased a paper “red wing” with their name on it to be posted around the store to support the organization. Wings for Life research foundation’s goal is finding cures and improving the quality of life for those suffering from traumatic spinal injury.