June 18 was a big day for Southern Eagle as Philip Busch received the coveted red jacket from Anheuser-Busch, and the entire Southern Eagle family was honored with the Ambassador of Excellence program’s highest honor — the “Big Jake” Award.
Named for the most perfect of the famed Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales, the “Big Jake” Award is given to a handful of distributors nationwide who perform at the highest level of sales execution, customer service, community involvement, environmental consciousness, and the endorsement and engagement of responsible drinking programs for a period of three years.
Busch and the crew at Southern Eagle not only accomplished all of these goals for the requisite three years, they did it for three consecutive years, earning them the pinnacle of Anheuser-Busch honors.
Among the nonprofits the company supports are the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, the Navy SEAL Museum, YMCA of the Treasure Coast, CASTLE, Busch Wildlife Center and the St. Lucie County 100 Club.
And while dangerous weather may have kept the Clydesdales from coming out to the celebratory banquet at Grand Harbor to mark the momentous occasion, the spirits of the hundreds of revelers on hand for the event was not the least bit dampened.
Members of the Southern Eagle family entered via a red carpet and received a five-star evening of food, fun and entertainment by the Bella Electric Strings, who lit up the stage with a breathtaking rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.