In 2007, Carlos Vieira hadn’t shaken his childhood dream of becoming a racecar driver. And even though he was already a successful sweet potato farmer, the then 35 year old decided to take a chance and pursue that dream. He used the fact that everyone thought he was crazy as inspiration for the name “51 FIFTY”.
Over the years, Carlos has had many things pushing him to succeed in the world of racing. Money, however, was never one of them. He donated his winnings to a local nonprofit and eventually established The Carlos Vieira Foundation to support families of autistic children. The charity’s own grant program is currently thriving in five Central California counties with aspirations of reaching many more. Overall, The Carlos Vieira Foundation donates to numerous programs nationwide aimed at research and finding a cure for autism.
In an effort to increase autism awareness and help others just like Carlos realize their dreams, 51 FIFTY Energy Drink was created. The beverage has a refreshing flavor without the sugary aftertaste that other energy drinks have. 51 FIFTY Energy Drink has a blend of Maca and Astragalus roots which are known to increase energy, boost the immune system, strengthen vitality, and aid in the resistance against fatigue. Our drinkers also enjoy the inherent benefits of ginseng, taurine and caffeine.
Due largely to the success of 51 FIFTY Energy Drink and community support in 2013 the CVF was expanded to include Race 2B Drug Free and Gloves Not Drugs. These programs were designed to help kids live their lives without drugs or gangs. Originally designed to fund speakers in schools now includes an after-school program. CVF teamed up with MCSAL (Merced County Sheriffs Activities League) to give financial support to boxing rings in Atwater, Delhi and Livingston.
A portion of every can sold goes toward The Carlos Vieira Foundation which gives our supporters the satisfaction of knowing that they are also contributing to a great cause.