Batter up! Contest Offers Kids Chance to Announce Minnesota Twins™ Line Up

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Enter your child to win the 2011 Schweigert™ Top Dog Sweepstakes . Each winning child receives four Minnesota Twins tickets, the opportunity to announce the Twins batting lineup, four game day hotdogs and a “Top Dog” baseball cap. Twenty-six kids will win during the Minnesota Twins 2011 regular season.

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Schweigert Meats Top Dog Sweepstakes gives kids the opportunity to win a day at Target Field and announce the Twins batting line up.

If your teen or 'tweener has an appetite for baseball, Schweigert Top Dog Sweepstakes could be just the ticket!

Parents of Minnesota Twins™ fans take note: If your teen or tweener has an appetite for baseball, and names like Mauer, Morneau, Cuddyer and Nishioka come trippingly off their tongue, Schweigert™ Top Dog Sweepstakes could be just the ticket -- literally.

Winners in the 2011 Schweigert™ Top Dog Sweepstakes each receive four Minnesota Twins tickets, the opportunity to announce the Twins batting lineup, four game day hotdogs and a “Top Dog” baseball cap. Twenty-six kids will win during the Minnesota Twins 2011 regular season.

To qualify children must be entered by a parent or legal guardian and be between the ages of 8 and 16. Improving the odds? Entrants must be residents of Minn., S. Dak., N. Dak. or Wisc. Register online at: http://www.SchweigertMeats.com. The sweepstakes runs now through Sept. 28, 2011.

Cargill also will be distributing entry forms during the May 14 Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays game at Target Field®. Look for them at the Corporate Partners kiosk on the main concourse near Gate 3.

Last year marked the return of Schweigert™ brand hot dogs to the Twins’ food roster as the official hot dog of the Minnesota Twins. Target Field now offers baseball fans four signature hot dogs, including the Original Twins Dog™; a Tenderbite® hot dog made from the original recipe served at the Twins first stadium in the 1960s; the Twins Big Dog™, a juicy, generously sized, all-beef, quarter-pound hot dog; the Twins Dugout Dog™, an old-fashioned, natural casing, coarse ground pork and beef hot dog, and the extra long Dinger Dog™.

The Original Twins Dog™ and Twins Big Dog™ also are available at select grocers in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

About Schweigert™ Meats
Ray Schweigert opened his first retail store in north Minneapolis in the spring of 1937. It was a neighborhood mercantile specializing in fresh and cured meat along with groceries and general merchandise. Schweigert’s customers were the local residents of the neighborhood. In those days, the market was no further than a short walk to the corner. Word spread that Schweigert Meat Co. had the best, and soon a home delivery truck was added.

Within three years in the summer of 1940, Schweigert Meat Co. had grown to be the top meat shop in the area and Ray Schweigert moved to a larger plant location at 26th and Emerson in Minneapolis. With this move he added three more delivery trucks that served St. Paul and St. Cloud. It was at this location that Schweigert Meat Co. remained for almost 33 years and grew to include a fleet of more than 30 delivery trucks servicing Minnesota and parts of Iowa, Wisconsin and North Dakota.

In 1983, Schweigert Meats moved to the current location in Albert Lea, Minn., with the brand eventually becoming a member of the Cargill family, where to this day it continues to carry on Ray Schweigert’s tradition of making quality meats for local tastes. http://www.schweigertmeats.com.

About Cargill
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 131,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit http://www.cargill.com.

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