PepsiCo Showdown

Making A Difference On AND Off The Field! Checkout Recent Social Media Pictures Below!

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Making A Difference On AND Off The Field

Since its inception in 2003, the PepsiCo Showdown has grown and improved in every area, which is why it’s considered by many to be the crown jewel each season. 

The goal from the start has always been to bring different high schools, players and coaches together to shine on and off the field, while offering everyone the opportunity to get out of their communities to see different areas and economic situations.

While the PepsiCo Showdown creates countless on-the-field memories, it is more than just games. One thing we take great pride in is that the PepsiCo Showdown continues to be a resource for charities and fundraisers through Buddy's HELPERS, which you can read more about on the Buddy's HELPERS page.

Thousands of volunteers have gone above and beyond to ensure the PepsiCo Showdown is a positive experience for every person involved, and I encourage you to read some of the feedback or read the archives below. Or better, yet take a second and Google the PepsiCo Showdown. You'll see how this event put thousands of athletes, their communities and high schools in the spotlight through major media and social media channels.

If you ever have any questions, please let us know.


Joe Trost
Founder - PepsiCo Showdown (


Boys: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: Aquafina, ATI, Buddy's Helpers, Gatorade

Girls: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: ATI, Buddy's Helpers, Gatorade, Jewel-Osco



I’ve had the chance to be part of the PepsiCo Showdown for several years and in several different ways…and it is truly a pinnacle in terms of experiences in the nation today.
— Chip Huber - Associate Vice President for Student Development & Athletic Director at Cornerstone University