Initial Profits from Ray Lewis Venture to Fund Scholarships for Women

WILMINGTON, NC, October 4, 2016—Daytoon Distributors announces the debut of the Time to Shine Scholarship & Internship Program for women. The scholarships will be funded by profits from the first 100 bottles of Ray’s Reserve, an exclusive bourbon produced by football great Ray Lewis.

The scholarship will assist both high school and college female students, specifically targeting women who provide financial support for their families, by giving them a hand up to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Time to Shine Scholarships can also be awarded to female recipients who have overcome extraordinary obstacles, including poverty, domestic violence and even drug abuse.

To fund the Scholarship, Baltimore Ravens football great Ray Lewis has debuted a limited 100-bottle edition of Ray’s Reserve, a unique bourbon and the first of five major alcohol brands to be released in 2017 and 2018 through Daytoon Distributors, which Lewis co-founded and serves as CEO. All profits from the sale of the first 100 bottles of Ray’s Reserve will fund the Time to Shine Scholarship & Internship Program for Women. The bourbon was bottled on May 15, 2016, Lewis’s birthday, and will be available only through the company, by mail and home or office delivery. Sales will commence next year on February 1st.

The Time to Shine Scholarship targets female high school seniors planning to enroll or are already enrolled in a 4- year accredited college program, who are looking for career experience in a dynamic environment.

Award money can be used to offset any costs associated with efforts to attain a higher education or skills training, such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, childcare and transportation. All winners are required to work for one summer internship in either Greensboro, North Carolina, or Baltimore, Maryland. Ray plans to expand to other cities in subsequent years.

For details, award criteria, applicant qualifications, and to apply for the Time to Shine Scholarship & Internship Program, visit No application fee is required. Only the first 500 applications received from eligible students will be processed and reviewed by our Selection Committee. Application deadline is December 1, 2017.

About Daytoon
Daytoon distributors, which got its start in Baltimore, MD, focuses on sourcing — and even producing — only the highest quality products that consumers can be both proud to own and delighted to share among friends. Daytoon searches the world over for special products and new creations that consumers will enjoy
for years to come. And once we find the perfect item that’s just right, we manage every process from sourcing and production to packaging and getting it to the consumer’s front door. The Daytoon family carefully inspects every manufacturing facility and oversees production, packaging, and shipping — all to ensure that every step meets our high standards as well as yours.

About Ray Lewis
After a football career that spanned 17 years – all with the Baltimore Ravens, now Ray Lewis serves as CEO and co-founder of Daytoon Distributors, based in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

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