Armour “Great Moms” Campaign Celebrates Phoenix Special Olympics Coach

LISLE, Ill., Nov. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armour, the makers of convenient meal solutions and ingredients including frozen meatballs, pepperoni, and portable meal kits honored an unsung hero today. Armour hosted a surprise event at the Fiesta Bowl Museum in Scottsdale, Ariz. to recognize Eve Vance as part of the brand’s campaign to recognize “Great Moms” across the country.

Eve Vance, Center, is Honored by Armour with $2,500 in FREE Groceries to Albertsons Safeway

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As a Special Olympics coach and the mother of two daughters, Vance has positively impacted the lives of those she coaches, and instilled in her daughters how important it is to help others.

Vance not only coaches, but has become a mentor, friend, and teammate to many in the Special Olympics community. Her tireless efforts have allowed a multitude of individuals to gain confidence and self-worth through sports competitions. These actions have also lead to a few one-of-a-kind experiences including carrying the Olympic torch.

Vance was celebrated by Armour in front of her family, friends, co-workers, and the families of those she coaches. To recognize her for being a “Great Mom” and community leader, Armour surprised Vance with $2,500 in free groceries at Albertsons Safeway.

“Eve Vance exemplifies the spirit of the Armour ‘Great Moms’ campaign,” said Jennifer Zmrhal, Smithfield Foods senior director of marketing. “She has not only shown dedication to coaching, but is also a great mom to her daughters. We are honored to partner with Albertsons Safeway to celebrate and reward Ms. Vance with $2,500 in free groceries.”

The Armour “Great Moms” campaign is a national program designed to highlight and reward everyday great moms across the country by recognizing and showing appreciation for these unsung champions. The campaign includes monthly events through November to surprise and celebrate “Great Moms” across the country for their extraordinary efforts in their communities and at home.

“This really means a lot,” said Vance. “Being a mother really gives me a sense of pride. I try to instill life values, love and support to my own children and to the children I coach. This is fabulous that Armour does this for moms. Today’s gift will help my family, but really help the others that I support through Special Olympics.”

Armour is currently hosting the “Great Moms” sweepstakes. From now through November 30, look for specially marked Armour products or visit to enter for a chance to win up to $5,000 in free groceries. No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes.

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About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook's®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Nathan's Famous®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly's®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit

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