Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Salt Lake has received a $1,000 gift from Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., proceeds the firm won with the John Reese Award.

The local Pepsi corporation, based in Denver, earned the award for its generous contribution of time, services and financial support to Big Brothers.The awards program is a grassroots community grant program that recognizes and supports public service initiatives by Pepsi Cola bottlers around the country. Grants are awarded to local charities to which the bottler has committed both volunteer time and financial resources. It is named after the late John Reese, a Pennsylvania Pepsi Cola bottler who distinguished himself as a businessman, community leader and humanitarian.