LIMA, Ohio, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds, has announced its sixth annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day campaign in partnership with the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. Celebrated on the biggest football day of the year, Super Bowl Sunday, Pork Rind Appreciation Day was cemented as an annual event after Rudolph Foods secured hundreds of thousands of consumer votes, as well as political designations, in 2010. Matched each year with a charitable endeavor, Rudolph Foods will again support the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and financial assistance to former National Football League (NFL) players in dire need. Additionally, Rudolph Foods will work to engage football fans and pork rind lovers nationwide through a Pork Rind Appreciation Day-inspired contest.
Now through the "big game" on February 5, 2017, fans are invited to play Guess the Great, a memory game, at PorkRindDay.com. There, they'll be invited to click and flip tiles until they find the corresponding image with a matching Gridiron Great on the reverse side. This year's game highlights a meaningful topic within the football community – the toll head injuries can take on the health of players, from short-term memory loss to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Visitors can play Guess the Great as many times as they would like, with each win queuing Rudolph Foods to make a donation to the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. As well, a portion of the sale of each purchase of all Rudolph Foods' products during the Pork Rind Appreciation Day season, including Southern Recipe, Southern Recipe Small Batch, Pepe's Snacks and Lee's Pig Skins, will support the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (up to $15,000). To give fans added incentive, each successful game play enters the fan into a group whereby one lucky winner, selected at random, will win $2,500 and a year's supply of pork rinds from Southern Recipe. Four runners up will also win $500 and free pork rinds.
"Partnering with the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund to celebrate Pork Rind Appreciation Day is a tradition we are proud to continue to support," says Mark Singleton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Rudolph Foods. "In our sixth year of celebrating this unique day, we still find it fulfilling to be able to bring together two communities – football fans and pork rind fans – in an effort to support the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund and the NFL's biggest legends in an extraordinary way."
About Rudolph Foods:
Rudolph Foods Company, Inc. is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded and private-label snack products, including the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds. With plants in Ohio, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi and California, Rudolph is solely dedicated to providing its customers with the best quality products and the highest levels of customer service at the best price. For additional information, please call 1-800-241-7675, or visit RudolphFoods.com.
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About Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund:
The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF) is a non-stock, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing financial grants and 'pro bono' medical assistance to retired NFL players in dire need. The organization focuses on the humanitarian side of post-football related issues, which include coordination of social services to retired players who are in need due to a variety of reasons including inadequate disability and/or pensions. For additional information, visit www.GridironGreats.org.
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