Kemps® and Joe Mauer Team up for Minnesota Multi-Field Baseball Restoration Project
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Kemps, St. Paul-based dairy and ice cream producer, has unveiled a new program focused on restoring youth baseball fields across Minnesota. Kemps will donate 10 cents for every Joe Mauer milk and ice cream product sold, to the Local Heroes for Local Fields program up to $100,000 through September 30, 2012.
To kick off the initiative, on July 27, Joe and Teresa Mauer will be working on the restoration of the Edgcumbe baseball field, a local St. Paul baseball field in need of restoring. As the Local Heroes for Local Fields program expands, fields in Duluth, Rochester and St. Cloud will also be considered for restoration.
“My roots are in St. Paul and it’s great to be kicking off this program in the area where I used to play baseball, with a local company I grew up with,” said Joe Mauer. “Playing youth baseball was a big part of my life and taught me important lifelong lessons. It’s an honor to work with Kemps to give local kids that same opportunity I had playing baseball as a kid.”
Joe and Teresa will be working alongside volunteers to help replace well-worn bases and fencing, help with new dugouts and more. Joe will also be hosting a catching and hitting clinic with some lucky local baseball players – not only providing tips for on the field but also talking with them about what he’s learned about life off the field through his involvement with community sports.
“Kemps is honored to be giving back to the community and working with the Mauer’s on this initiative,” said Rachel Kyllo, vice president of marketing for Kemps. “As a local Twin Cities- based company, our partnership with Joe and Teresa Mauer is a natural. Through the sale of specially labeled Joe Mauer milk and ice cream products, we will enhance the baseball experience for families in our local communities.”
The Joe Mauer Kemps ice cream and milk products are sold at all participating major grocery stores and large supercenter retailers and include the following:
- Kemps Joe Mauer Ice Cream Pails
- Kemps Joe Mauer Malt Cups
- Kemps Joe Mauer Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Kemps Joe Mauer Ice Cream Sundae Cones
- Kemps Joe Mauer Grand Slam Monster Cookie Ice Cream
- Kemps Select White Milk
- Kemps Joe Mauer Double Play Double Chocolate Half Gallon Milk
Founded in 1914, Kemps LLC, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, markets milk, ice cream and related dairy products under the Kemps brand. The company operates six manufacturing facilities located in Minneapolis, Rochester, Farmington and Duluth, Minnesota and Cedarburg, Wisconsin and employs 1,200 in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Kemps is well known in the industry for introducing innovative new products and has received frequent recognition for successful first-to-market product launches such as Kemps IttiBitz and Kemps Frozen Yogurt Parfaits. www.kemps.com
SOURCE Kemps LLC