Monday, September 30, 2019

Caring Causes: Yankees, KLN Family Brands, and Pinky Swear Foundation

KLN Family Brands, parent company of NutriSource Pet Foods and Wiley Wallaby Licorice, announced today it treated kids with cancer and their families to a festive party in private suites during the New York Yankees - Toronto Blue Jays game at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, September 21st.   “Pinky Swear Day with the Yankees,” now in its third year, is a collaboration with Pinky Swear Foundation, a Minnesota-based non-profit that provides financial and emotional support to families around the country dealing with childhood cancer.
Both NutriSource Pet Foods and Wiley Wallaby Licorice are official partners of the Yankees. 
The party was the culmination of a season-long initiative that offered Yankees fans the opportunity to buy tickets to join the party with all proceeds benefiting Pinky Swear Foundation.  Over $20,000 was generated by fans who enjoyed the game, unlimited food and drink and visits by former Yankees.
KLN Family Brands has committed $1 million to Pinky Swear Foundation.  The company also uses its sponsorship with the Yankees to promote the foundation and provides game tickets and batting practice visits throughout the season to kids with cancer and their families. 
About KLN Family Brands
A third-generation family owned company, KLN Family Brands is located in Perham, MN and is comprised of Tuffy’s Pet Food and Kenny’s Candy & Confections. Tuffy’s was the first KLN manufacturing facility introduced by the Nelson Family and has been proudly producing premium pet food since 1964 under brands such as NutriSource, Pure Vita, and Natural Planet. In 1987 KLN branched out into the world of sweets and Kenny’s Candy & Confections was born. Kenny’s is the candy factory responsible for great brands like Wiley Wallaby, Sweet Chaos, and other Candies and Confections. For more information on KLN and its brands, please visit
About Pinky Swear Foundation
Founded in 2003, Pinky Swear Foundation is a national 501c(3) not-for-profit headquartered in Edina, MN passionately committed to helping children with cancer and their families with financial and emotional assistance. Pinky Swear Foundation activities include a variety of community engagement and fundraising events around the nation, raising more than $15.5 million to-date. To learn more, visit .

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