Schweigert Meats Top Dog Sweepstakes Helps Make Kids Top Dog for a Day

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Parents can help their child win four tickets to an upcoming Minnesota Twins game, the opportunity to announce the Twins batting lineup, plus a signature “Top Dog” baseball cap. Twenty children will win during the Minnesota Twins 2010 regular season.

Schweigert Meats Top Dog Sweepstakes Gives Kids the Opportunity to be Top Dog for a Day at a Twins Home Game

What proud parent doesn’t think their teen or tweener isn’t the top dog?

What proud parent doesn’t think their teen or tweener isn’t the top dog? With that in mind, Schweigert™ brand, the official hot dog of the Minnesota Twins™, is helping parents get their child in the spotlight with its Schweigert™ Top Dog Sweepstakes.

Parents simply need to register their child online at Schweigert Meats. Children whose names are drawn win four tickets to an upcoming Minnesota Twins game, the opportunity to announce the Twins batting lineup, plus a signature “Top Dog” baseball cap. Twenty children will win during the Minnesota Twins 2010 regular season.

Children must be entered by a parent or legal guardian and be between the ages of 7 and 16. For more details and to register, visit: http://www.SchweigertMeats.com. While there, consumers may want to check out the newly launched website, which focuses on this local Minnesota brand and its long-term investment in the community. The site offers grilling tips, product details and a Community Spotlight profiling volunteers throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. Additionally, visitors are encouraged to nominate individuals within their own community for upcoming Spotlight features.

This year became the return of Schweigert™ products to the Twins fan food favorites, with the introduction of four hot dogs at the new Target Field, including: the Original Twins Dog™, a Tenderbite® hot dog made from the original Schweigert™ hot dog recipe served at the Twins first stadium in the 1960s; the Twins Big Dog™, a juicy, generously sized, all-beef, quarter-pound hot dog which replaces the former Twins Dome Dog; the Twins Dugout Dog™, an old-fashioned, natural casing, coarse ground pork and beef hot dog; and the extra long Dinger Dog™.

Fans also can get that authentic ballpark flavor at home. In June, three of the specialty hot dogs, the Original Twins Dog™, Twins Big Dog™ and Dugout Dog™ were introduced at grocers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The new line of Schweigert™ brand hot dogs have specially marked packages sporting the Minnesota Twins logo and are available at Byerly’s, Coborn’s, Country Market, Cub, Jubilee, Lunds, Super 1, Target and other select retailers throughout the two states.

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 138,000 people in 67 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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