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Kretschmar®, Coborn’s, and Country Music Star Easton Corbin Team Up to Support Make-A-Wish® South Dakota

$1,000 Donation Will Help Grant Future Wishes

HURON, S.D., Sept. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kretschmar® Premium Meats & Cheeses has joined forces with Coborn’s and country music star Easton Corbin to donate $1,000 to Make-A-Wish® South Dakota. Kretschmar made the donation at Corbin’s concert at the South Dakota State Fair on Friday as part of the brand’s Legendary Wishes campaign, which helps Make-A-Wish grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Corbin, three-time American Country Award winner and Kretschmar brand partner, invited Wish Kid Brynlee backstage before his performance, and presented a donation of $1,000 to Make-A-Wish. Brynlee is living with Prader-Willi syndrome. She was excited to meet Corbin and enjoyed his performance. Her wish to have her own backyard playset came true this summer.

”It was an honor to present Make-A-Wish with a check for $1,000 to help grant more wishes for children,” said Corbin. “I’m proud to show my support for this cause. This is something really special that Kretschmar is doing across the country to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.”

Corbin hit the music scene in 2009 with a #1 single, “A Little More Country Than That” and won several Breakthrough Artist awards. Since then, he has released three hit albums with songs including “Roll With It,” “Lovin’ You is Fun,” and “All Over the Road.” Corbin has a full touring schedule in 2017 and is currently working on his fourth studio album.

“We are grateful to Kretschmar and Coborn’s for supporting our mission and helping us toward our vision of granting every eligible child’s wish.” said Paul Krueger, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish South Dakota.

Since 2012, Kretschmar has contributed more than $725,000 to Make-A-Wish nationally, and sponsored more than 15 wishes with local chapters through the brand’s Legendary Wishes campaign.

With the help of retail partners, Kretschmar has raised more than $115,000 through sales of Make-A-Wish paper stars sold at stores’ registers for $1 donations, employee donations, and sandwich fundraisers. The brand gives these funds to local Make-A-Wish chapters to grant more wishes.

“Make-A-Wish has positively impacted the lives of so many children and their families as they endure the challenges of battling a life-threatening medical conditions,” said Michael Baughman, Smithfield Foods director of marketing. “Everyone at Kretschmar is incredibly grateful for Make-A-Wish, and their efforts to grant wishes and change lives. We are privileged to have the opportunity to make more unforgettable experiences possible with help from our friends at Coborn’s.”

For more information about Kretschmar Deli and its involvement with Make-A-Wish visit www.KretschmarDeli.com or www.Facebook.com/KretschmarDeli.
Kretschmar is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Kretschmar
Kretschmar® Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses has meant quality since 1883. Our hams are made with a unique hardwood smoking process.  Kretschmar poultry and beef are hand-trimmed using the finest cuts. Our full line of Off-The-Bone deli meats are delicately sliced from the leanest, most tender cuts. And our premium Wisconsin cheeses repeatedly win in competitions world-wide. Try the Legendary Taste of Kretschmar today. For great recipes and more, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/kretschmardeli or visit our website at www.kretschmardeli.com.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly’s®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny® and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

About Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. The local chapter serves the entire state and grants 65 to 70 wishes at an average cost of $7,200 each year. For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 640-9198 or visit its website at southdakota.wish.org.

About Easton Corbin
With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Mercury Nashville’s Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. He is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. American Songwriter says,” Easton Corbin has one of those rare, glorious voices that was made—just made—for singing country music.” His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It;” making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. In 2012 the Gilchrist County Florida native released his sophomore album, All Over The Road, which included the Top 5 hits “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and “All Over The Road.” Corbin set a career-best debut on Country Airplay with his top 5 hit single, “Baby Be My Love Song,” from his No. 1 debuting album About To Get Real. His latest single, “Are You With Me,” was most added song at country radio the day it was released. “Are You With Me” first appeared on All Over The Road and was such a special song to Corbin he carried it over to About To Get Real in hopes it would be a radio single. Corbin spent 2016 on one of the biggest tours in country music -Carrie Underwood’s The Storyteller Tour. Corbin’s new single, “A Girl Like You,” from his upcoming fourth studio album, is currently climbing on the country singles charts and was released to rave reviews. Taste of Country picked it as a Critic’s Pick saying, it takes a fraction of a second to know Easton Corbin is on to something different with “A Girl Like You.”

Contact:

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