SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. –- The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild is pleased to announce that during the 2008-09 NHL season, Kemps will donate five cents from every purchase of Kemps chocolate milk to Minnesota Hockey.
“Whether fans are at the Xcel Center or cheering on the team from home - there’s only one tall cold one that real Minnesota Wild devotees should be enjoying…healthy Kemps Chocolate Milk,” said Rachel Kyllo, Vice President of Marketing for Kemps. “As Minnesota’s hometown dairy, we’re excited about how Wild fans will grab onto our new 94-ounce milk jugs to cheer on the team to a winning season, while offering a new drink of choice with the first-ever official chocolate milk of the Minnesota Wild.”
Thanks to a new partnership between St. Paul-based Kemps and the Minnesota Wild, five cents from every container of the Kemps chocolate milk sold in specially marked 94-ounce jugs will be donated to Minnesota Hockey, the amateur sports association supporting youth hockey across the state. Adorned with the Minnesota Wild logo, the jugs are now available at supermarkets throughout the state for a suggested retail price of $3.99 per 94-ounce jug - just in time for the Minnesota Wild’s hockey season.
“Minnesota Hockey thanks Kemps for their tremendous generosity and support,” said Mike Snee, Executive Director of Minnesota Hockey. “This will be a great benefit to youth hockey players throughout the entire state. And it will taste good too!”
About Kemps Kemps LLC, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, manufactures and sells milk, ice cream and related dairy products under a variety of strong brands including Kemps, Hood, Hagan, Green's and Arrowhead. Kemps is well known in the industry for introducing innovative new products and has received frequent recognition for a number of successful first to market product launches including Kemps Frozen Yogurt, Kemps Yo-J, and Kemps Squeezable Sour Cream. The company operates five fluid processing facilities located in Duluth, Rochester and Minneapolis, Minnesota; Rapid City, South Dakota; and Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Minnesota Hockey Minnesota Hockey, a USA Hockey affiliate, is the governing body of youth hockey in Minnesota. With over 55,000 registered players (including over 9,000 girls, #1 in the nation), coaches and officials it is the largest state governing body for youth hockey in the United States.