Tender Belly Supports Outdoor Industry with Key Sponsorships

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DENVER, Colo. (January 15, 2014) – Tender Belly, a creator of premium pork products, demonstrates its commitment to the outdoor industry with key sponsorships for 2014. The brand’s growing influence in the outdoor market continues to take root as it expands its ambassador team to include elite outdoor athletes and furthers its industry event support.

Tender Belly was founded in 2010 by brothers Shannon and Erik Duffy. Born in Iowa to a farming family, the brothers developed a love of pure, natural foods and extended that passion, along with a healthy entrepreneurial spirit, to their pork products, which they source from local, family-owned farms. Shannon, the current owner, is also an outdoor enthusiast – he is an avid snowboarder and mountain biker – and he is dedicated to aligning the business with individuals and organizations that support the growth and health of the industry.

For 2014, the expanding Tender Belly ambassador team includes category-leading outdoor athletes Dash Longe and Ben Hoffman. Born and raised on the shore of Lake Tahoe, 28-year-old Longe became a professional skier at age 14. After a handful of park and pipe based ski film segments, Dash began to explore the backcountry while filming with Teton Gravity Research (TGR). His smooth style, penchant for big air, and eagerness to travel to all corners of the globe led to a nomination for Best Male Performance of 2013 at the Powder Awards. The Salt Lake City resident, currently in his 10th season as a TGR athlete, credits a quality diet for his continued success in such a competitive industry.

“Tender Belly is an awesome source of protein-based energy that keeps me going when I’m faced with long days in the mountains,” said Longe. “Not to mention, I love hosting friends for dinner, and what better way to greet a guest than with a delicious piece of pork!”

Ben Hoffman is a professional triathlete who got his start as a collegiate competitor at the University of Montana. Now he spends his time training in both Boulder, Colo., and Tucson, Ariz., two of the United States’ fitness meccas. A lifetime bacon lover, Ben is also a four-time Ironman champion, four-time Ironman 70.3 champion, and an Xterra and Rev3 champion.

“It feels good to join forces with people who share my own philosophy with regard to quality food, have a similar passion and focused energy, and know how to have a good time,” said Hoffman. “You can literally taste the difference with Tender Belly!”

In addition, Tender Belly is continuing its support of key outdoor events, including the Freeskier Magazine/Level 1 SIA party on February 1, 2014, in Denver, which benefits the Sarah Burke Foundation. The brand will be donating both product and chef hours to the event.

For more information on Tender Belly, check out the new website at www.TenderBelly.com. To join their pork-loving community, visit them at www.Facebook.com/TenderBelly.

About Tender Belly:

Tender Belly is a Denver-based, gourmet pork company that is committed to craftsmanship and sustainability above all else. Founded in 2010 by brothers Shannon and Erik Duffy, Tender Belly has focused from the beginning on environmentally responsible, fully traceable, naturally raised, vegetarian fed, humanely processed pork. Raised by a farming family in Iowa, the brothers have remained loyal to small, local family-owned farms for sourcing their meat, and this ethos results in quality you can taste. Tender Belly’s premium product has earned them a seat at the table with some of finest grocers, suppliers, and restaurants in the West. To learn more about the company and to purchase Tender Belly’s high-end bacon, Berkshire cuts, sausages, and more, please visit www.TenderBelly.com

Media Contact:

Claire Rabun

Verde Brand Communications

crabun@verdepr.com

970-259-3555

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