NFL star Warren
Sapp has signed an area development agreement to open a chain of HipHopSodaShops
in his home state of Florida.
signed today (June 21) with HipHopSodaShops creator H3Enterprises, will allow
Sapp the opportunity to open the stores throughout Central Florida and Jacksonville.
combine Hip-Hop music with Pro-Ball, healthy fast food, CyberSports, merchandising,
and pre-loadable cash cards.
can be one of the most positive things to ever happen to our communities,"
Sapp said. "I can't think of a better way of giving back than putting my
money to work on my own turf for my own people while helping H3's powerful new
enterprises flourish all over the world."
The Super Bowl
champion joins Chicago Bulls player Ben Gordon, Joakim Noah and rappers Juelz
Santana and Juvenile in opening HipHopSodaShops across the country.
Santana and Gordon
recently became the principal partners in the flagship HipHopSodaShop store
in Harlem. The grand opening is slated for this summer in New York City.
founder and President Brian "H3" Peters looks forward to working with
Sapp, whom he called a “charismatic and influential personality.”
brings a tremendous amount of energy and financial strength to TeamH3,”
Peters said. “His level of commitment to bringing joy and hope to all of
our people is truly gratifying. Warren Sapp is a champion in every sense of
"It is my
job and good fortune to make Brian's dream a reality throughout my home state,
and to further promote the HipHopSodaShops to all of my friends and fellow athletes,"
added Sapp. “HTRE has tapped into five different multi-billion dollar markets
and has already created a phenomenon that can only expand dramatically from
its cultural epicenter.”