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SOURCE Sabra Dipping Company, LLC
Dodgen Middle School to Welcome Complete Fencing Program and Instructional Visit from Olympic Silver Medalist Tim Morehouse!
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabra® Dipping Company, in conjunction with Fencing in the Schools, today announced the winner of the "Sabra for Sabres" sweepstakes. The winner, Jodie Hill has chosen Marietta, Georgia's Dodgen Middle School, which her daughter currently attends, to receive the prize of a complete fencing program, including teacher training, student fencing gear, and a special visit by Olympic Silver Medalist Tim Morehouse. The Sabra-sponsored program will launch on January 27, 2014.
"We couldn't be happier to bring fencing to such an amazing mother and daughter and to a great middle school," said Fencing in the Schools founder Tim Morehouse. "My life changed when I was introduced to fencing in my own school and I've made it my mission to make sure other kids have the same opportunities I did. With Sabra's help we are now one step closer to achieving our goal not only introducing one million children to the sport over the next ten years, but also teaching them about proper exercise and healthy eating while we do it."
As the "Sabra for Sabres" winner, Dodgen Middle School will receive 30 sets of KIDS KIT Fencing Equipment from Absolute Fencing Gear, professional fencing instructor training from the FITS staff, a special demonstration by Olympic Silver Medalist Tim Morehouse, and a Sabra Hummus Healthy Snacks Prize Package.
"I was shocked when I found out I won this contest," said Jodie Hill. "I can't wait for my younger three children to have a chance to experience fencing in their middle school! Thank you so much Tim and thank you Sabra for sponsoring the contest."
"With Sabra products entering schools in lunchboxes and brown paper bags, we wanted to be able to make a difference outside the just the cafeteria," said Greg Greene, Sabra Marketing Director. "We are proud to partner with Tim and Fencing in the schools to achieve that goal, and we hope the students at Dodgen Middle School enjoy their new fencing program!"
Sabra is the maker of the country's best selling hummus, as well as more than a dozen varieties of delicious dips and spreads, including fresh refrigerated salsa, all natural guacamole and Greek yogurt vegetable dip. A video about the "Sabra for Sabres" project can be viewed at http://bit.ly/sabraforsabres.
About Fencing in the Schools
Fencing in the Schools is an educational organization established with the goal of "empowering youth to achieve excellence through the sport of fencing." Founded in 2011 by Olympic Silver Medalist and Teach for America alumnus Tim Morehouse, Fencing In the Schools exposes children to the Olympic sport, getting them moving while promoting the Olympic ideals of excellence, respect, and friendship. Find Fencing in the Schools at www.fencingintheschools.org.
About Sabra Dipping Company, LLC
Sabra Dipping Company, LLC is a leader in the refrigerated dips and spreads category and producer of America's top-selling hummus. Sabra's award-winning hummus, available in more than a dozen flavors, and a wide range of authentic, healthy and vegetarian dips and spreads, including salsa, guacamole, and Greek yogurt vegetable dip, can be found nationwide in club stores, supermarkets, specialty retailers and through food service. Sabra operates a silver LEED certified factory in Virginia, and has received an A-Classification from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) audit board for food safety for its California Salsa plant every year since 2011. Find Sabra at www.sabra.com, www.facebook.com/sabra and @Sabra on twitter.
Sabra Dipping Company was formed as a U.S./Canadian joint venture between Strauss Group and PepsiCo. The Sabra joint venture draws on both Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, and Strauss Group's expertise to continue building this growing business.
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