Celebrity guests, entrepreneurs, and media power brokers like Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, sports commentator Stephen A. Smith, actress Jane Lynch and Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini are among the guests committed to giving college students the commencement of a lifetime.
Colleges across the country are having to cancel their commencements because of COVID-19 and as a result, seniors will miss out on the graduation ceremony they deserve.
Natural Light couldn’t let that happen, so they’re throwing a Worldwide Commencement on Facebook Live on May 14 for the entire Class of 2020.
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“The public health crisis has had a massive impact on college students, including forcing the cancellation of many on-campus graduations. We’re a brand known for celebrating milestones with our fans – and commencement is normally one of those major moments,” said Daniel Blake, Vice President of US Value Brands at Anheuser-Busch. “The Class of 2020 not only deserves a commencement, but one of epic proportions. Natty Light is going to host the most memorable graduation ceremony to date.”
Always looking to support its drinkers’ transition from college into adult life, Natural Light is committed to helping grads with college debt. Natty made a 10 year, $10M pledge to help their fans pay down student loans, and just last week, the brand took to Twitter, randomly paying fans $400 each who were struggling to meet their monthly student loan bill.
Natty Light believes that every graduate has earned a celebration to revel in how epic the past few years have been, even if they can’t experience it in person.
A first-of-its-kind commencement experience, the event will bring together graduating seniors across the country and feature multiple speeches and sage advice from special guests, as well as additional news on how Natty Light is helping seniors prepare for life after graduation.
“The transition from college to working life is challenging, period. It’s now going to be a bigger test for the Class of 2020 following the unprecedented impact of the pandemic on our country. But graduation is the exclamation point on years of hard work and commitment, designed to celebrate and propel you forward onto your next success,” said ESPN’s leading voice Stephen A. “I hope my words of advice at the Natty Light Worldwide Commencement on May 14 help to embolden and motivate the Class of 2020.”
“Hosting this commencement for graduating seniors across the country is a huge honor,” said Cerny. Props to Natty for pulling together a celebration that 2020 college seniors deserve. I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this virtual stage with the amazing and talented guests we’ve recruited. This is going to be incredible! EVERY senior should tune in safely from home and we’ll all celebrate on Facebook Live.”