Destination Imagination (DI), a non-profit, after school program where students work as teams to solve open-ended challenges, is having Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) provide milk daily for the 8,000 youth participants in DI's Global Finals. The event takes place on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville, May 23-26. In addition to DFA, milk sponsors include Dairy MAX, Southeast United Dairy Industries Association, Inc., and Western Dairy Association.

"A huge thank you goes out to the Dairy Cooperative, their promotion organizations and to Flav-O-Rich Dairy for their continued participation in Destination Imagination's Global Finals," said Chuck Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination.

"There's no one better than the DFA to provide our talented youth with all the milk they need."

"Dairy Farmers of America lives every day by our values, one of which is community," said Jim Hahn, vice president of administration and member services at DFA, in Knoxville.

"We are proud to support such an outstanding, quality organization like Destination Imagination that is investing in our youth and leaders of the future."


Destination Imagination has had a positive impact on more than 1.5 million youth and adults who have benefitted from taking part in its acclaimed Challenge Program.

This year, another 100,000 have competed in tournaments throughout the U.S. and in 30 countries to earn a spot at the finals.

More than 8,000 students representing 1,200 teams will advance to Global Finals May 23-26. This celebration of creativity will feature unique solutions for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), improv, theater arts, and community service challenges. PD

—From Destination Imagination news release