August 09, 2011

Cocoa Resident And Sabal Elementary School Receive $25,000 From Discover®

Discover Gives Back to Education Through Its 2011 Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes

Viera, FL Aug. 9, 2011– Discover® today announced that it is donating $25,000 to Sabal Elementary School in Melbourne, Florida as part of this year’s Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes promotion. Sabal was chosen by Cocoa resident, Sharlon Koodie, an Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes April monthly winner who has family members that attend the school.

Throughout the year, every purchase made on a Discover card is automatically entered for a chance to win one of 150 daily prizes and a monthly prize of $25,000, which Discover will match with a $25,000 donation to a public school of the winner’s choosing. A grand prize of $1 million will be awarded at the end of the year.

Koodie won the monthly prize when he made a $6 purchase with his Discover card in April at the CVS Pharmacy where he works.

“Receiving a call from Discover saying I had won their monthly prize in their Everyday Sweepstakes came as a total shock, and a welcome surprise,” said Koodie. “That Sabal Elementary School also benefits from my winning makes this even more rewarding.”

Stephanie Hall, principal of Sabal Elementary School, said the donation will be used to complete the second phase of a K-6 playground.

“This is such a blessing for our school. This is a difficult economic time for everyone including our community and receiving this gift will provide needed playground equipment that was removed due to a parking lot renovation,” said Hall. Our staff, students and community are very grateful for this gift from Discover card and Mr. Koodie, who selected our school to receive such a generous award.”

“We believe supporting education is critical,” said Sarah Alter, vice president of portfolio marketing at Discover. “We know consumers will appreciate not only the great prizes we’re offering with this sweepstakes, but also the chance to make a difference at public schools across the country.”

There is no purchase, transaction or card application necessary to enter or win the Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes. For official rules, terms and conditions, and the list of participating issuers of Discover cards, please visit

About Discover
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers personal and student loans, online savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its Discover Bank subsidiary. Its payment businesses consist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit


Matthew Towson