"Summer of Shrimp: Fire It Up!" Sweeps Launches Today on Facebook, Hosted by The Shrimp Council and Weber-Stephen Products LLC Online Promotion Rewards Shrimp Lovers and Pitmasters with Grill Giveaway

McLEAN, Va., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate its debut on the wildly popular social media platform Pinterest, The Shrimp Council is hosting the "Summer of Shrimp:  Fire It Up!" sweepstakes with Weber-Stephen Products LLC, makers of the iconic Weber Grill.  Beginning today and extending through July 29, the sweepstakes calls all shrimp lovers and grilling gurus to follow Eat Shrimp on Pinterest where they can pin their favorite shrimp recipes, to show how they serve shrimp in style.

On July 31, four sweepstakes participants will be randomly selected to each receive the 2013 Performer® Silver charcoal grill (valued at $229), featuring Weber's exclusive Tuck-Away™ lid holder, fold-down work table, One-Touch™ Cleaning System and handy lid thermometer.  In addition to the Weber Performer® grill, winners will receive a Weber Original® Stainless Steel Small Fish Basket (valued at $24.99) and a pair of Weber Original® Stainless Steel Pincer Tongs (valued at $14.99).

"The trio of summer, shrimp and a Weber Grill is a sure winner," said Jeanine Thompson, Events and Promotions Manager at Weber-Stephen Products LLC.  "Weber is proud to be a prize provider for the 'Summer of Shrimp: Fire It Up!' sweepstakes.  This opportunity allows Weber and The Shrimp Council to offer our collective social media followers a unique way to expand their recipe repertoires with grilled shrimp specialties, while enjoying a chance to win Weber merchandise."

"Weber Grills are the perfect complement to America's No. 1 seafood," said Dashiell.  "In partnering with Weber Grills, we are thrilled to offer our devoted Facebook fan base opportunities to win exciting Weber products, which are perfect for preparing grilled shrimp."

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/EatShrimp.

About The Shrimp Council
The Shrimp Council's mission is to promote shrimp as a nutritious and delicious protein.  Council members source sustainable shrimp from around the globe for Americans to enjoy at home and in restaurants.

About Weber Grills
Weber-Stephen Products LLC., headquartered in Palatine, Ill., is the world's premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills, grilling accessories and other outdoor room products.  In 1952, founder George Stephen sparked a backyard revolution with his invention of the Weber® kettle.  More than 60 years later, the family-owned company remains the industry leader with its Weber® and Weber® Q brands.  As a leading exporter of grills, Weber brand products are sold worldwide at select home centers, hardware stores, department stores, patio stores, and other retail outlets.  Weber has the strongest consumer outreach program in the industry, with its Weber Grill-LineSM (1-800-GRILL-OUT®); Weber's On The Grill™ mobile application; and a content-rich website with grilling tips, techniques, and original Weber recipes at www.weber.com®.

SOURCE The Shrimp Council




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