Farmland Kicks Off the "Red Hot Chiefs Tailgate Experience" Sweepstakes for the Chance to Score the Ultimate Tailgate

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Kansas City Chiefs have among the most passionate fans in all of sports, famous for both the noise and excitement they bring inside the stadium, and especially for their legendary pre-game tailgates. To reward their devotion, Farmland announced the start of its “Red Hot Chiefs Tailgate Experience” sweepstakes, where one lucky fan will be treated to a one-of-a-kind Farmland Tailgate featuring an exclusive meet and greet with a Kansas City Chiefs legend. In addition to VIP passes to the Farmland Tailgate, the Grand Prize winner will also get tickets to the Kansas City Chiefs game on October 25 and official team merchandise.

“Farmland is one of Smithfield’s cornerstone brands and with its deep roots in Kansas City, we know just how seriously local fans take their tailgating,” said Dennis Pittman, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Smithfield. “Through this sweepstakes, we’re excited to combine one lucky fan’s love of bacon and the Chiefs by taking their tailgating experience to the extreme.”

In addition to quality one-on-one time with a former Kansas City Chiefs player, the Farmland ultimate tailgate includes live music, Kansas City Chiefs apparel, prizes and more. Since no pre-game party is complete without great food, the Grand Prize winner and three guests will also get to enjoy Farmland’s most extreme bacon recipes.

Now through September 28, bacon fans and football fans alike can enter the “Red Hot Chiefs Tailgate Experience” sweepstakes by purchasing at least one Farmland product and texting “CHIEFS” to 811811 to receive a link to the sweepstakes entry website. Then, fans simply click the link and follow the directions to submit their entry with an upload of an original receipt.

A winner will be randomly selected on October 6, 2015. The entry limit is one per person per day. The more times someone enters, the better his or her chance of winning is. For additional ways to enter and for official rules, visit www.inmarrebates.com/FarmlandAWGChiefs.

For fans looking to take their own tailgate to the next level, visit www.farmlandbaconclub.com to find videos, merchandise and extreme bacon recipes like Jalapeño Bacon Grilled Cheese, Sweet & Spicy Pork Mini Kabobs, Bacon-Wrapped Onion Rings and more.

About Farmland

At Farmland, we are passionate about pork. We have been since 1959, when we first started working side-by-side with American farm families to offer the best quality pork cuts. More than 50 years later, our unsurpassed passion and pride are stronger than ever, serving retail and foodservice customers across the United States and in 25 countries on five continents. Our natural, fresh pork products — bacon, chops, loins, ribs, sausage and ham — are tender, flavorful and made with the highest quality ingredients. To learn more about Farmland’s passion for pork, please visit www.FarmlandFoods.com and www.Facebook.com/FarmlandFoods. Farmland is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

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®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook’s®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Nathan’s Famous®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Carando® and Healthy Ones®. 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 the Kansas City Chiefs

Founded as the Dallas Texans in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) by sports pioneer Lamar Hunt, the franchise moved to Kansas City in 1963 and became known as the Kansas City Chiefs and currently competes in the West Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League (NFL). Under the guidance of the Hunt Family and the leadership of Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, the mission of the Kansas City Chiefs is to: Win with Character, Unite our Community, Inspire our Fans and Honor Tradition. The Hunt Family Foundation, formerly the Chiefs Children’s Fund, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by the Hunt family in 1983 to support charitable agencies in the greater Kansas City community. Through philanthropy and community programs, the Foundation provides vital assistance to more than 125 area charities each year and works to give back to a community that has given so much to the Kansas City Chiefs organization for over 50 years.

CONTACT: Morgan Calef
         (212) 679-6600
         mcalef@hunterpr.com

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