Kretschmar, Coborn's & Country Music Star Easton Corbin Team Up To Support Make-A-Wish South Dakota
by Smithfield Foods
Posted: 2017-09-08 15:39:37 EST

Huron, S.D. - Kretschmar® Premium Meats & Cheeses has joined forces with Coborn's and country music star Easton Corbin to donate $1,000 to Make-A-Wish® South Dakota. Kretschmar made the donation at Corbin's concert at the South Dakota State Fair on Friday as part of the brand's Legendary Wishes campaign, which helps Make-A-Wish grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Corbin, three-time American Country Award winner and Kretschmar brand partner, invited Wish Kid Brynlee backstage before his performance, and presented a donation of $1,000 to Make-A-Wish. Brynlee is living with Prader-Willi syndrome. She was excited to meet Corbin and enjoyed his performance. Her wish to have her own backyard playset came true this summer. 

"It was an honor to present Make-A-Wish with a check for $1,000 to help grant more wishes for children," said Corbin. "I'm proud to show my support for this cause. This is something really special that Kretschmar is doing across the country to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions."

Corbin hit the music scene in 2009 with a #1 single, "A Little More Country Than That" and won several Breakthrough Artist awards. Since then, he has released three hit albums with songs including "Roll With It," "Lovin' You is Fun," and "All Over the Road." Corbin has a full touring schedule in 2017 and is currently working on his fourth studio album.

"We are grateful to Kretschmar and Coborn's for supporting our mission and helping us toward our vision of granting every eligible child's wish." said Paul Krueger, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish South Dakota."   

Since 2012, Kretschmar has contributed more than $725,000 to Make-A-Wish nationally, and sponsored more than 15 wishes with local chapters through the brand's Legendary Wishes campaign.

With the help of retail partners, Kretschmar has raised more than $115,000 through sales of Make-A-Wish paper stars sold at stores' registers for $1 donations, employee donations, and sandwich fundraisers. The brand gives these funds to local Make-A-Wish chapters to grant more wishes. 

"Make-A-Wish has positively impacted the lives of so many children and their families as they endure the challenges of battling a life-threatening medical conditions," said Michael Baughman, Smithfield Foods director of marketing. "Everyone at Kretschmar is incredibly grateful for Make-A-Wish, and their efforts to grant wishes and change lives. We are privileged to have the opportunity to make more unforgettable experiences possible with help from our friends at Coborn's." 

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About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 21 minutes. It has granted more than 270,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,800 in 2015 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more.

Source: Smithfield Foods