A gum-maker has enlisted Cal Ripken Jr. for it’s latest promotion which includes some Ripken autographs as prizes…as well as a trip to Cooperstown.
The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company is celebrating Cal Ripken Jr.’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame with the launch of the "Big League Chew Live the Dream" promotion, which features a one-of-a kind Big League Chew package immortalized with Cal Ripken Jr.’s autograph and caricature likeness to be auctioned online for charity.
"We are excited about bringing Cal Ripken Jr.’s Hall of Fame experience to the millions of baseball fans who grew up chewing Big League Chew and rooting for number 8," said Rob Nelson, inventor of Big League Chew. "As young ballplayers continue to ‘dream big,’ we can think of no better role model than Cal for his work ethic on-the-field and his generosity off it."
From now until next Tuesday, fans can bid on an exclusive Ripken-autographed pack of Big League Chew in an online auction hosted at ebay.com/bigleaguechew. Proceeds will go to the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, an organization that brings baseball and softball programs to disadvantaged youth and encourages kids to lead a healthy lifestyle.
"Big League Chew has been a wonderful partner for me and Ripken Baseball for a long time. Bubble gum and baseball just go together so this is a very natural relationship for us," said Cal Ripken. "It’s great that they are celebrating the Hall of Fame induction this summer and I thank Big League Chew for their support of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and all we are trying to do to help kids everywhere."
In addition to the grand prize of a trip to Ripken’s Hall of Fame induction this summer, Big League Chew is giving away one of more than 10,000 instant prizes including autographed Cal Ripken baseball cards, trips to Ripken Baseball camps, memberships to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Nike batting gloves and baseball mitts, and free packs of Big League Chew. More information on the promotion can be found at www.bigleaguechew.com.