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Hood Teams Up With Manny Delcarmen at Red Sox Spring Training

Fort Myers, FL (March 15, 2010)

Boston Red Sox pitcher Manny Delcarmen will be available as he opens Hood Red Sox Ice Cream lids with fellow Bostonians to kick off HP Hood LLC's "Great Red Sox Give-Away" for the 2010 Major League Baseball season - just as spring training gets underway. Today begins the start of a 14 week long contest for Hood consumers to "open the lid" and see if they are a winner of prizes ranging from free ice-cream to ultimate baseball experiences at Fenway Park or Yankee Stadium. Red Sox fans can purchase the four Fenway flavors of ice cream at local stores throughout New England to see if they too can become a winner. "We are thrilled to have Manny Delcarmen help us jump start this contest as we offer our customers fantastic new opportunities to give feedback and win unique prizes." stated Lynne Bohan, Vice President, Public Relations and Government Affairs, of HP Hood LLC. Attendees at the Red Sox spring training game on March 15th will also celebrate the baseball pre-season by enjoying a free sample of "Hood Red Sox" Ice Cream. Hood will also be kicking off their contest to name a new Hood Red Sox ice Cream flavor for 2011. Fans are invited to send in suggestions to and win the chance to have their flavor creation become the next grand slam favorite. With each unique entry, Hood will be donating $1 (up to $25,000) to the Red Sox Foundation for its award-winning programs serving at risk children.  WHO: Manny Delcarmen WHEN: Monday, March 15, 2010 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. WHERE:     City of Palms Park Red Sox Spring Training Ball Park 2201 Edison Avenue Ft. Myers, FL 33901 DETAILS:Photo opportunity with Manny Delcarmen lifting the lid of his "Hood Red Sox" Ice Cream and handing out products to fans Contest Prizes Include: Grand Prize - One grand prize winner will be awarded a 20 person luxury suite for a game at Fenway Park during either the 2010 or 2011 season. Food and drink will be included. Second Prize - Winner will receive a luxury trip to New York City, including tickets to a three game Yankees vs. Red Sox series, hotel accommodations, a VIP tour of Yankee Stadium and a variety of memorabilia. Third Prize - Free ice cream and Red Sox merchandise. Qualified winners are eligible for free ice cream, courtesy of Hood.