Ripken Power Shred named official beef jerky of Babe Ruth League

LONG VALLEY, N.J. — A beef jerky brand that made its debut at the 2010 National Association of Convenience Stores trade show last October has been named the official beef jerky of the Babe Ruth League.

The announcement was made by Florio Sports, the company behind the beef jerky brand Ripken Power Shred. Florio Sports said the partnership with the Babe Ruth League — which serves more than 1 million players ages 4 to 18 years in the Babe Ruth Baseball, Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball divisions — will allow people affiliated with the Babe Ruth League to purchase Ripken Power Shred at a special discounted rate.

"This is a very exciting partnership for Ripken Power Shred," said Frank Florio, Florio Sports president and founder. "Our jerky is high-quality and a great snack for both baseball and softball players, as well as their parents watching the game. This is a perfect match for us, and we hope that Power Shred will become a great fundraiser for numerous youth leagues [across the United States]."

Ripken Power Shred will be available at select stores this spring, the company noted.

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