Ellen TV: Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
Ellen DeGeneres said she loves football, doctors, and peppers, so she decided to put them all together so someone has a chance to win tuition money in a game called The Dr. Pepper Tuition Toss.
Ellen explained that Dr. Pepper is giving away tuition money to help kids fulfill their college dreams, and have so far given away more $2 million to deserving students across the country.
Ellen asked for Jasmine and Tanya Williams, who were actually sitting in a back room at the studio. Earlier in the show, Ellen explained that Ellen had invited the two women to the show, but they had no idea why they were there. The two women raced out onto the set and Ellen told Jasmine that her mother loves her so much and wrote the most beautiful letter about her.
Ellen then explained how the game works. She said the two women had 30 seconds to work together, to throw footballs through a hole in the Dr. Pepper can. For every football they through the hole, Dr. Pepper was going to give them $1,000 toward her tuition.
Ellen: Mom & Daughter Play To Win Tuition Money
Jasmine shared that her dad played football so she did have a bit of football experience.
Ellen started the clock and immediately Jasmine through a ball through the hole. After a few misses, they got on a roll and ending up earning $9,000. But that’s not all! Ellen said that Dr. Pepper knew that Tanya was working so hard to try to support her daughter, so they gave her $15,000 cash.
Dr. Pepper also gave everyone in the audience a $150 Visa gift card.
Ellen truly knows how to surprise and award the most deserving people!
Ellen TV: Tuition Surprise For Mom & Daughter
Before the end of the show, Ellen wanted to talk to Tanya and Jasmine. Tanya said the $9,000 that they won for Jasmine would be a big help when it comes to allowing Jasmine to continue to get her education at LSU. Ellen said that money will help cover one semester of school, but she has another year to worry about, so Dr. Pepper wanted to round that $9,000 up to $50,000.