Thunder & Ripken Power Shred Announce Partnership

PRESS RELEASE – The Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, are pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with Ripken Power Shred, making Ripken Power Shred the exclusive beef jerky for the Trenton Thunder and their fans in 2011.

The new partnership will allow the Thunder to serve the number one beef jerky brand in America, as ranked by CNBC’s Darren Rovell. All three Ripken Power Shred flavors – original, sweet n’ spicy, and teriyaki will be available to fans at the Waterfront Park food courts. Ripken Power Shred will be the Title Sponsor of the Thunder’s Baseball Camps allowing all participants to sample Ripken Power Shred products. The deal also includes a nightly in-game promotion, the Ripken Power Shred Power Inning, in which a lucky section of fans will win product samples if the Thunder hit a home run during the inning.

“Ripken Power Shred is excited to join the Trenton Thunder as their exclusive beef jerky,” said Frank Florio, president and founder of Florio Sports, LLC, the Long Valley, N.J. based company that created Ripken Power Shred. “Our product is made in America, and unlike any other brand of jerky products on the market. We look forward to providing this great game-time snack to Thunder fans this season, which we’re sure they’ll love.”

Thunder General Manager Will Smith said, “Partnering with Florio Sports, LLC and Ripken Power Shred will give our fans a unique and healthy snacking alternative at Waterfront Park. I think our players are going to love it too!”

Ripken Power Shred is a high-quality, protein rich jerky product sourced and made in the United States and partners with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. Ripken Power Shred is currently available online at and will be available in select stores this spring.

The Trenton Thunder Baseball Camps presented by Ripken Power Shred, are scheduled for three sessions in 2011 – June 27/28, July 18/19, and August 2/3. Campers will receive instruction from current Thunder players and coaches and will be recognized on the field prior to a Thunder game. Space is limited, fans are asked to click here or call 609.394.3300 ext. 186 for more information.

The 2011 Trenton Thunder season will begin on Thursday, April 7 at New Hampshire with the home opener set for Thursday, April 14 versus Harrisburg.

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