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Jul 25, 2014, 13:03 ET
Eckrich and Richard Petty Motorsports give new wheelchair to 11-year-old boy. (PRNewsFoto/Eckrich)

Eckrich and Richard Petty Motorsports Make Victory Junction Camper Dream Come True

 Born with spina bifida, Samuel Sawyer overcomes adversity each day and inspires all around him, including his father, Mike, who has served in...

Jun 26, 2014, 20:48 ET
Eckrich and Aric Almirola Surprises Military Family at Kentucky Speedway (PRNewsFoto/Eckrich)

Eckrich and Almirola Surprise Military Family with Luxury VIP Experience

Army Specialist Daniel O'Dell and his wife never thought they would be meeting a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver at the Kentucky Speedway...

Jun 22, 2014, 16:12 ET
Murphy-Goode's "Grill Sergeant" Dirk Yeaton (left) and Aric Almirola (PRNewsFoto/Eckrich)

Eckrich® and Murphy-Goode® Partner to Aid Operation Homefront

 Eckrich and Murphy-Goode, which both support Operation Homefront, have collaborated to develop a special recipe created by Murphy-Goode's...

Jun 12, 2014, 08:40 ET
Left to Right: Jim Knotts, CEO,Operation Homefront; Jennifer Zmrhal, Director, Eckrich; Mayor of Gaithersburg, Sidney A. Katz; Randy Houser, Country Music Artist (PRNewsFoto/Eckrich)

Eckrich and Country Music Artist Randy Houser Host a Country Welcome Home for Our Heroes

 Platinum-selling country music artist Randy Houser joined Eckrich, part of the John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods,...

Jun 05, 2014, 21:05 ET
SSG Randy Gray and his wife Theresa were honored by Eckrich, Weis Markets and Richard Petty Motorsports in Tannersville, Pa. (PRNewsFoto/Eckrich)

Military Veteran Gets Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Be "King For a Day"

Staff Sergeant Randy Gray and his family will be treated like royalty this weekend at the Pocono Raceway thanks to Eckrich, Weis Markets...

Apr 15, 2014, 16:38 ET
Randy Houser Photo Credit: David McClister  (PRNewsFoto/Eckrich)

Eckrich® Makes Country Connection with Country Music Star Randy Houser

 Eckrich, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, is turning up the volume this summer through its newest...

Apr 04, 2014, 14:51 ET
Aric Almirola with Sgt. Ralph Harroff and Family in Ft. Worth, Texas Today.  (photo credit: Brad Scloss).  (PRNewsFoto/Eckrich)

Military Family Receives Grocery Surprise of a Lifetime

 Through the smoke of burning rubber and Eckrich smoked sausage on the grill came the surprise of a lifetime for Army Sergeant Ralph Harroff...

Apr 01, 2014, 17:49 ET
Eckrich Goes Country with 'Operation Inspiration' Campaign.  (PRNewsFoto/Eckrich)

Eckrich Goes Country with 'Operation Inspiration' Campaign

 With hundreds of military families already honored, Eckrich and its award-winning "Operation Inspiration" campaign will now reach millions of...

Jan 24, 2014, 11:39 ET

Eckrich® to Sponsor Obstacle Course at All-Star Football Challenge

Success is defined by how you react to obstacles.  Eckrich and Operation Homefront will recognize a special military service member and the...

Dec 31, 2013, 11:51 ET
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Eckrich® Announces Winner of their Tailgate Sweepstakes

 Eckrich, a part of the John Morrell Food Group, a division of Smithfield Foods, recently announced the winner of their Ultimate Tailgate...

Nov 25, 2013, 16:35 ET
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Eckrich Wins PromaxBDA Award for Operation Inspiration Campaign

 Eckrich was awarded top honors for its "Operation Inspiration" campaign at this year's PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards contest. The...

Nov 06, 2013, 13:18 ET
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Tailgate Like a Champ: Eckrich Offers Tips and Recipes

 Although Kirk Herbstreit is most famous for analyzing the on-field action between college football's...

Sep 12, 2013, 19:52 ET
Eckrich and Richard Petty Hand Over Keys for a Mortgage Free House to Illinois Military Family.  (PRNewsFoto/Eckrich)

Richard Petty Hands Over Keys for a Mortgage Free House to Illinois Military Family

 NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty is no stranger to handing over keys.  As the current co-owner of the famed No. 43 NASCAR...

Sep 07, 2013, 23:10 ET
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Eckrich® Hosts "Ultimate Tailgate" for Operation Homefront Military Families in Michigan

 College football season is finally here. It's a time of year where fans gather together at football stadiums across the country to cheer on...

Sep 03, 2013, 11:24 ET
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Eckrich® Announces New Kirk Herbstreit "Ultimate Tailgate" Smoked Sausage

 Eckrich, a part of the John Morrell Food Group, a division of Smithfield Foods, announced today a new line of smoked sausage, Kirk Herbstreit...

Aug 16, 2013, 10:08 ET
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Eckrich® and Richard Petty Motorsports Driver Aric Almirola Race to Military Family Home

With the sounds of a revving race engine, Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and Eckrich-sponsored NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Aric Almirola...

Jul 27, 2013, 19:49 ET
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NASCAR Driver Aric Almirola Gives Military Families in Indianapolis a Big Surprise

 Military families experienced disbelief and then excitement Saturday afternoon thanks to Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola,...

Jun 29, 2013, 11:50 ET
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Purple Heart Recipient Surprised With a 'Ride of a Lifetime' at Kentucky Speedway

Richard Petty Motorsports and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Aric Almirola logged some extra time on the track this weekend at the Kentucky...

Jun 18, 2013, 10:12 ET

Television Special Honors Inspiring Military Families

The stories of three inspiring military families will air on NBC stations in major markets across the country this month in a special sponsored by...

Jun 15, 2013, 14:29 ET
L to R: Sarah Davis, Operation Homefront; Kyle Petty, co-founder Victory Junction; Cydney Mowery, mother of Jarrett Correll; Joel Correll, Jarrett's father and veteran Marine; Jarrett Correll, Victory Junction camper; Aric Almirola, driver of the No.43 Eckrich Ford; and "The King" Richard Petty, NASCAR Hall of Famer and co-owner, Richard Petty Motorsports.  (PRNewsFoto/Eckrich)

Military Veteran Father and Son Receive Special Father's Day Surprise at Michigan International Speedway

 Joel Correll, a United States Marine Corps veteran, and his 15-year son, Jarrett, who lives with cystic fibrosis, received a Father's Day...

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