Chris Paul is still working to create a brighter future for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students.
The NBA star has once again joined forces with Koia — along with Support Black Colleges — to provide students with healthier alternatives, according to Koia’s website. As AfroTech previously told you, Paul, who is also currently a student at Winston-Salem State University, first partnered with the plant-based line in 2021 to introduce Koia vending machines at the HBCU.
Limited Plant-Based Drink Available Through Walmart
Paul’s commitment has only strengthened and it’s reflected in a limited-edition Koia Protein flavor that’s now available for purchase on Walmart’s website, according to VIBE. The health drink will sport personalized Chris Paul packaging and consumers can look forward to a low-sugar plant-based drink in the flavor Cinnamon Horchata.
“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to continue our partnership with Chris Paul and to team up with Support Black Colleges for this limited-edition collaboration introducing Koia Protein Cinnamon Horchata to Walmart.com customers,” said Chris Hunter, Co-founder & CEO of Koia in a press release, according to Vice. “Making plant-based beverage options available to everyone, especially for those who have the least access, is core to Koia’s mission.”
Profits Donated Will Fund HBCU Scholarships
What’s more, 100 percent of profits donated will fund HBCU scholarships, furthering a shared mission to bolster awareness of student opportunities while exposing HBCU communities to plant-based nutrition.
“At Support Black Colleges, we’re passionate about amplifying Black voices and using funds to contribute toward HBCU scholarships and schools,” said Corey Arvinger, Co-founder of Support Black Colleges, according to a press release. “We’re thrilled to be a part of a collaboration that will continue these efforts in a meaningful way.”
Statement From Chris Paul
“Koia’s mission and values are perfectly aligned with my efforts to continue breaking down the barriers to success for HBCU students,” said Paul in a press release, according to the outlet. “And this product collaboration and its community giveback strategy is a great example of how partnership can make real impact. I’m proud to be an investor in Koia and look forward to continuing to work with the company to find ways to serve communities in need.”