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Anheuser-Busch Surprises CNN Hero of the Year Chad Pregracke with $90,000 Donation

When longtime Budweiser partner Chad Pregracke was named the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, his first order of business was to donate $10,000 of his $250,000 prize to each of the nine other finalists.

To applaud Chad’s generosity and celebrate his continued great work with his nonprofit Living Lands & Waters, Anheuser-Busch today on World Environment Day surprised him with a $90,000 check, making up for those funds he gave away to the other organizations.


Spending up to 9 months a year living and traveling on the barge, the Living Lands & Waters’ crew hosts river cleanups, watershed conservation initiatives, workshops, tree plantings and other key conservation efforts, including several with Anheuser-Busch.

Thank you, Chad, for your many years of partnership with Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser, and for your unmatched dedication to cleaning up America’s waterways.