Olympic Legend Carl Lewis Celebrates HERSHEY'S Track & Field Games

Mar 7, 2012 11:15 AM ET
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Olympic legend Carl Lewis (C) celebrates HERSHEY'S Track & Field Games' 35-year commitment to family activity at the HERSHEY'S store in Times Square on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in New York. The HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games are the largest youth activity program of its kind in North America and encourage kids ages 9-14 to live balanced, active lifestyles by participating in community track and field games held across the country. For more than three decades, the program has encouraged children and families to participate in fun physical activities to increase their overall well-being.


About Hershey’s Track & Field Games
Founded in 1977 by Dr. Donald P. Cohen in Charleston, W.Va., Hershey’s Track & Field Games has grown from a local playground event in a single community to an international program encouraging children and family activity to help them lead healthier, balanced lives. More than 10 million children from the United States and Canada have participated in the Hershey’s Track & Field Games to date. Children interested in participating inHershey’s Track & Field Games or adults interested in hosting a qualifying meet in their town can visit www.HersheysTrackandField.com. The Hershey Company provides North American funding for Hershey’s Track & Field Games. Additional partners are the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), Athletics Canada and Key Club. Hershey’s Track & Field Games is the largest youth sports program of its kind with thousands of children participating in the program yearly, representing over 4,000 communities.

About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and approximately 12,000 employees. With revenues of nearly $6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 25 brand names, including such iconic brands asHershey'sReese'sHershey's KissesHershey's BlissHershey's Special DarkKit KatTwizzlersJolly Rancher andIce Breakers.  Hershey also offers premium and artisan chocolate products under such brands as Scharffen Bergerand Dagoba through the Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary.  The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets such as China and Mexico while continuing to build its competitive advantage in the United States and Canada.

For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the communities where its employees live, work and do business. Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of the company’s global business strategy, which includes goals and priorities focused on fair and ethical business dealings, environmental stewardship, fostering a desirable workplace for employees, and positively impacting society and local communities. Milton Hershey School, established in 1909 by the company's founder and administered by Hershey Trust Company, provides a quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need. Students of Milton Hershey School are direct beneficiaries of The Hershey Company's success.

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