Red Gold Tomatoes wants to feed your school spirit!

High school sports are an important part of many families and communities. Red Gold, producer of premium quality canned tomatoes and tomato-based products, recently announced its "Feed Your School Spirit" contest for Columbus-area high schools.

"Red Gold is proud to be a third generation company built on family values with a focus on community, including our own hometown football programs," said Greg Metzger, director of marketing for Red Gold.

"It's a natural fit for Red Gold to get involved in activities enjoyed by the families and communities where our quality tomato products are sold."

The contest is simple: The Columbus-area high school that gathers the most Red Gold School Spirit points from September 14 through November 30, 2009, has a chance to win $5,000 for their sports program.

There are three ways to earn the school spirit points in the program:

Sign up for the Tomato Country e-newsletter at www.redgold.com/Columbus. By signing up for recipes and special offers, you can designate one point towards the local high school of your choice. Mail in Red Gold tomato product labels. For every label mailed back (see address below), Red Gold will designate one point toward your designated high school (must include UPC barcode). Mail a vote to Red Gold. Hand print your full name, complete home address, city, state, zip code and the eligible school, city and state it is located in on a 3 x 5 note card and mail to the address below:
Feed Your School Spirit Contest
c/o Impact Proven Solutions
Attn: Dan Goodenough
4600 Lyndale Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55412-1408

The Columbus-area high school with the highest number of points at the end of the contest will be eligible to win $5,000. Contest ends on November 30, 2009, and all mailed entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2009 to qualify. The winning high school will be notified by January 31, 2010. The official contest rules can be found at http://www.redgold.com/redgold/contest-rules.aspx?contest_id=11.
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