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Sunkist Calls for Little Leaguers® to Show Off Team's "Sensational Squeeze Play" for a Chance to Win!

Sunkist Calls For Entries from Little League Players, Coaches, Families & Friends

April 01, 2006

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. (April 1, 2006) – The call is out! As the “Official Fresh Snack of Little League® Baseball and Softball”, Sunkist is calling for all Little League® players, coaches, families and friends across America to share their best, most exciting story about how their team made a sensational squeeze play that saved the day. Squeeze play stories will be reviewed and the BEST will win 20 general admission tickets to one Six Flags Theme Park in the United States!

Starting April 3, 2006, team coaches, players, family members and friends can visit to get not only all the juicy details about how Sunkist® oranges are great fresh snacks that fuel players on the field, but also how to enter and win tickets for the entire Little League® team to a Six Flags theme park. Any coach, player, family member or friend can enter the contest by submitting a 100-word story about how the team made a sensational squeeze play that helped deliver the team in a pinch. The story can be about anything ranging from an amazing winning play from the outfield during a game to a play made off the field like mom having to chauffer a team all night just to make it in time for the big game, or about a player or coach who was able to go to the extreme to lead the team to victory. In addition to 20 Six Flag’s tickets, the winning team will also receive a one-month supply of delicious Sunkist oranges, the “Official Fresh Snack of Little League®”. To sweeten the deal even more, two first-place winning teams will win $250 worth of sporting equipment AND a refreshing one-month supply of Sunkist oranges.

What’s more, once again Sunkist is distributing specially marked bags of Sunkist oranges that include a free Upper Deck® collectable baseball trading card. The cards feature nine current professional greats who inspire thousands of Little Leaguers®, including Alex Rodriguez, Lance Berkman, Vladimir Guerrero, Ichiro and Albert Pujols.

“Sunkist is committed to providing kids with a healthy snack,” said Robert Verloop, Vice President of Marketing, Sunkist Growers, Inc. “We’re proud to offer Little League® players and families fresh and fun snacks to fuel up on instead of sugary candy, cookies or chips.”

Healthy snacking isn’t just for Little League® players. In fact, it is especially important for all growing kids to eat healthy foods and replenish their bodies with abundant doses of Vitamin C. Just one Sunkist navel orange is an excellent source of fiber and supplies 130% of the recommended daily value (RDV) of Vitamin C. Additionally, since most citrus fruit is even packed with soluble fiber, just one orange is more filling and satisfies hunger much longer than a high-calorie snack like chips or candy.

“Little League Baseball appreciates the partnership with Sunkist and their commitment to keep our kids healthy and energized on and off the field.” said Stephen D. Keener, president and CEO of Little League Baseball®. “The Sensational Squeeze Play contest is a great way to promote a fresh and healthy snack food alternative for active families.”

All contest entries must be postmarked before May 12, 2006. Visit for complete rules and judging criteria.

As one of the world’s oldest and largest citrus marketing cooperatives, Sunkist Growers is owned by more than 6,000 citrus growers in California and Arizona, most of whom are small family farmers. For more information about Sunkist, please visit Sunkist is a registered trademark of 2006 Sunkist Growers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Little League® Baseball and Softball, founded in 1939 in Williamsport, Penn., is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, made up of nearly 180,000 teams, approximately 2.7 million children and 1 million volunteers in every U.S. state and 75 other countries.



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