Smithfield Foods and Baseball Legend Johnny Bench Announce the Smithfield School App Free to Five Thousand Schools Smithfield Gift Valued at Twenty Five Million Dollars

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Baseball Legend Johnny Bench and Smithfield Foods launch new school app that will help save lives

SMITHFIELD FOODS and BASEBALL LEGEND JOHNNY BENCH ANNOUNCE $25,000,000 GIFT TO SCHOOLS ACROSS AMERICA. SMITHFIELD WILL SPONSOR BENCH’S Company’s SCHOOL APP.  

THE FIRST 5,000 SCHOOLS WILL GET THE APP.  SCHOOLS WILL PAY A SMALL MONTHLY HOSTING FEE. 

THE APP IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD FOR ALL USERS. 

“We are giving each student real time mobile peace of mind with the SMITHFIELD SCHOOL APP” http://www.smithfieldschoolapp.com

Bench says “This is “THE” app needed for schools, teachers, parents and students to communicate about everything school related. The special features can send alerts to warn about school closings and serious incidents.” 

“It also offers instant reporting of bullying, cyber bullying and other threats.” 

Legendary Cincinnati Reds baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench’s new company moblWorks is unveiling a new app for schools nationwide that will help to stop bullying. 

Bench said “The App we are offering to schools is the SMITHFIELD School App.” and announced that SMITHFIELD FOODS is the presenting sponsor for the app technology and is donating the apps so that students, teachers and parents will use this app technology to protect students from acts of bullying in schools and on the internet. 
  
“At Smithfield, we believe that education plays an especially important role in building strong communities,” said John Pauley, Smithfield executive vice president of sales and marketing. “By partnering with Johnny Bench’s company, we’re proud to help schools provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for students.” 

The technology company that helped to create this app says “We want each student to FACE EACH SCHOOL DAY WITH THE MOST CONFIDENT VERSION OF YOU. THERE’S SOMETHING SIMPLY POWERFUL ABOUT HAVING INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. WE BELIEVE THAT SCHOOL APPS DON’T HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED AND THAT EVERY STUDENT DESERVES TO BE IN CONTROL OF HER/HIS SAFETY OWN SAFETY.”  
 
The SMITHFIELD App has two unique features: 
The Smithfield School App is a mobile communications application designed specifically for schools. All of the information about the school is available on the app. From academics to clubs to sports to music to schedules, everything about the school can be found in the palm of your hand. 

The Smithfield School App will allow parents and students to be completely informed. No surprises, no last minute hassles. Everyone is in the know.  

“Push Notifications” will alert about delays and closings caused by weather and facilities problems. In case of, God forbid, an incident, factual and accurate information will be sent in real time directly to parents, students and teachers. It’s official information from the school not filtered thru any media, social media all without speculation and rumor. 

“Incident Reporting” puts the power in the student’s hands to report  bullying, crimes, threats, weapons, mental health issues and much more.  A real time way to see something / say something. School officials are alerted immediately and can take proper action. The Smithfield School App will give “Peace of Mind” to parents and students alike. The Smithfield School App works with smart phones and all pads.  

October is National Bullying Prevention Month 
 
Johnny Bench said, “There is way too much bullying going on in schools these days and cyber bullying is the #3 cause of teen suicide in our country. I have school age kids and I want every child protected as much as possible.” 
 
Bench also said “This app will get the word out to students about assignments, grades, school functions, sporting events, school fundraisers, etc. Plus it offers each student a way to protect themselves on a daily basis. This is” THE” app every school needs to communicate between school, parents, teachers and students, and to help stop bullying and cyber bullying.” 
 
FACTS ABOUT BULLYING IN SCHOOLS AND CYBER BULLYING 
4,500 students each year commit suicide due to cyber bullying 
Suicide is the #3 killer of teens nationwide 
 
ONE-HALF OF STUDENTS NATIONWIDE -- OVER 13 MILLION STUDENTS -- ARE BEING BULLIED AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THESE INCIDENTS ARE NOT REPORTED.  
 
WHEN A STUDENT IS BULLIED IT CAUSES POOR SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT, SLEEP DIFFICULTY, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION, ACADEMIC PROBLEMS, AND OFTEN VIOLENT BEHAVIOR. 
 
42% of teenagers with tech access report being cyber-bullied over the past year 
Of the 69% of teens that own their own computer or smart phone, 80% are active on social media 
The average teen sends 60 texts per day - reducing face-to-face communication skills 
Teen texting rate is DOUBLE the adult texting rate 
Girls 14-17 text more - 100 per day 
7.5 million Facebook users are under 13 years old 
81% of teens say bullying online is easier to get away with 
3 million kids per month are absent from school due to bullying 
20% of kids cyberbullied think about suicide, and 1 in 10 attempt it 
4500 kids commit suicide each year 
Suicide is the #3 killer of teens in the U.S. (Car accidents #1, Homicide #2) 
 
About Smithfield Foods 
Smithfield Foods is a $14 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®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook's®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly's®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny®, and Berlinki®. 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 http://www.smithfieldfoods.com. 
 
About Penrose: A Covington Kentucky based tech Development Company. Penrose is the newest endeavor by Chris Moore since leaving as Gaslight as CEO. Chris was a partner for 6 years in Gaslight. 
 
About moblWorks: Founded in 2015, mobilWorks is a tech company owned by Johnny Bench, his son Bobby Bench and longtime family friend Pat Barry 
 
CONTACT: ROGER NEAL @ NEAL PR 
JOHNNY BENCH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS 
ALL INTERVIEW REQUESTS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO ROGER NEAL Tel: 323-366-2796

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