Kayem Launches 'Throw Out The First Pitch' Contest

Grand Prizewinner to Throw Out First Pitch at Fenway Park on June 30

Jun 02, 2010, 10:23 ET from Kayem Foods

CHELSEA, Mass., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever wanted to experience the feeling of standing on the mound at Fenway Park on a summer night and pitching for the Boston Red Sox? Kayem Foods, Inc., New England's leading hot dog manufacturer, can make your dream come true in a snap. New England residents can visit www.kayem.com to enter Kayem's "Throw Out The First Pitch" contest. One lucky grand prizewinner will be awarded the opportunity to throw out the first pitch during the Boston Red Sox game against division rival Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on Wednesday, June 30.

The grand prizewinner will also be given two tickets to the game in addition to a VIP tour of Fenway Park and a night's stay at Boston's Hotel Buckminster. Five (5) second place prizewinners will receive Kayem grilling gear in preparation for the "Dog Days" of summer as well as Red Sox autographed merchandise such as baseballs, jerseys and hats. Twenty (20) third-place winners will be awarded a Kayem coupon valid for Kayem Franks and sausage, wherever Kayem products are sold.  The grand prizewinner will be announced live on WEEI Radio during the June 27 Red Sox game broadcast.

"Nothing epitomizes summer for New Englanders more than enjoying a baseball game at our beloved Fenway Park while snacking on a Fenway Frank," said Bob Kufferman, Senior Brand Manager for Kayem.  "We're excited to work with our partners at the Boston Red Sox to extend this experience onto the field and offer the thrill of a first pitch against Tampa Bay."

Kayem Foods, founded in 1909, is the largest meat processor in New England.  Owned and operated by the same family for more than 100 years, the company manufactures Kayem Franks, the #1 brand of franks sold in New England. Best known for its Old Tyme Natural Casing franks, Kayem produces over 120 varieties of hot dogs and 320 varieties of deli meats, sausage and dinner hams under the Kayem, al fresco, Schonland's, McKenzie, Triple M, Genoa, Jordan's, Deutschmacher, Kirschner, and Essem brands.  In 2009, Kayem Foods began manufacturing and distributing the iconic Fenway Franks line of hot dogs, the Official Hot Dog of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. In 2010, Kayem also became the official Hot Dog and Sausage of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.


Jessica Rosen

RF|Binder (on behalf of Kayem)

(212) 994-7522


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