JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilot Corporation of America (Pilot Pen) and celebrated actor, writer and humanitarian Priyanka Chopra Jonas have come together to recognize everyday heroes through the G2 Overachievers Grants – designed to help enhance the reach of charities and projects dedicated to giving back to communities in unique and impactful ways. In her new role as G2 Overachiever and spokesperson, Priyanka will award the largest G2 Grant yet: $100,000 to one deserving Overachiever who goes above and beyond their nine-to-five role to make the world a better place.
Priyanka will also select and award the winners of the 2018 $50,000 G2 Overachievers Grant and $15,000 G2 Overachievers Student Grant, currently in their third and second years, respectively.
"It means so much for me to be a part of the Pilot G2 Overachievers Grants and help provide opportunities for people who take charge and help improve the lives of others," said Priyanka Chopra Jonas. "Writing by hand plays a hugely important role in my life. If you ever see me on set reading lines, I always have a pen in my hand. It directly links me to being a creative person and that's one of the many reasons why it's both special and organic for me to be part of these G2 Grants."
A true Overachiever, Priyanka's work extends far beyond the screen. Recently named to Forbes' list of "World's Most Powerful Women" and TIMES' "100 Most Influential People in the World", Priyanka serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, and has authored her first book, Unfinished, due out later this year. A loyal Pilot G2 gel ink pen user since grade school, Priyanka has a true passion for the written word and its ability to inspire and empower.
"At Pilot, we truly believe that our pens are more than just writing instruments; they are tools of self-expression that can help write dreams into reality," said Ariann Langsam, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Pilot Pen. "From the moment we met Priyanka, her relentless drive and passion for helping others were evident. We're thrilled to have her join us on this mission to empower and reward G2 fans and
Overachievers by helping them to accomplish even more extraordinary things and make a lasting and positive impact on their world."
It's no wonder that the Pilot G2, America's number one selling pen*, is the preferred pen of Overachievers. G2 is smooth writing, comfortable to hold and proven to be the longest-lasting gel ink pen**. Available in four point sizes and over 20 color options, there's sure to be a G2 perfectly suited for you, no matter how you choose to overachieve.
To learn more about the G2 Overachievers Grant and G2 Overachievers Student Grant, or to nominate those amazing individuals who are making a real difference, visit G2Overachievers.com. Also, follow Pilot Pen on social media for more information at Facebook.com/PilotPen or @PilotPenUSA and #DoYouG2 on Instagram and Twitter. For the latest updates on Priyanka Chopra Jonas' work, follow @PriyankaChopra on Instagram and Twitter.
* #1 selling Gel Pen, NPD, 2018. Data on file. ** Independent ISO testing: Average G2 write out (all point sizes) compared to the average of the top branded gel ink pens testing (all point sizes). Data on File.
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