Titus-Champions of Character

PDQ Celebrates Students With WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil

Sep 26

PDQ is proud to announce our latest partnership with our good friend and brand ambassador, WWE superstar Titus O’Neil. Along with his Bullard Family Foundation, and Unsigned Preps we are joining the party to celebrate students and their birthdays at both Sligh Middle School and Pepin Academy in Tampa, Florida.

From September 2018 through May 2019, students celebrating a birthday each month will receive PDQ’s famous hand-breaded chicken tenders, chips, fresh-baked cookies, and homemade sauces, in addition to a special birthday cake provided by O’Neil.

“Titus is a phenomenal community leader and we feel privileged to partner with him again for his Champions of Character initiative all year long at Hillsborough County Schools,” said Nick Reader, PDQ Co-Founder and CEO. “He continues to do amazing things for youth. We are proud to call him a friend of our brand and to be partners on such a great program.”

The Champions of Character Birthday Parties initiative originated from O’Neil’s own childhood experience of not having any birthday parties of his own. Sensing that there might be youth in the public school system in similar situations, he decided to partner with Hillsborough County School District, Unsigned Preps and PDQ to begin hosting birthday parties, starting with Sligh Middle School and Pepin Academy.

The birthday parties will be held on the third Wednesday of each month to celebrate students with a birthday in that given month and two parties will be held in May for summer birthdays. Students who display great character, have perfect attendance and show grade improvement will also be invited to each month’s party.

“We want to celebrate kids who are being great assets to their school,” said O’Neil. “The goal is to give kids a birthday they will not forget.”