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Pass the Pigskin & Win! Pork Rind Appreciation Day® XV Has Kicked Off!


Pass the Pigskin

This year, we’re celebrating our 15th Annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day®! And what a celebration it’s going to be… because once again, we’re working to raise big funds to support Coach Ditka’s Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.

What is Pork Rind Appreciation Day, you ask? The beloved foodie holiday has gained national recognition as being celebrated on the same day as the biggest game day Sunday of the year, February 11th. It’s also the day when we all celebrate the other beloved pigskin… because absolutely nothing goes better with pigskin than pigskins!

15th Annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day

This year, pork rind fans and snack lovers alike are encouraged to “Pass the Pigskin” from now until Big Game Sunday! By playing along, fans will have a chance to WIN $5,000, unprecedented branded swag and of course, free pork rinds. This year, we aim to celebrate all kinds of fans, from tailgating fanatics and tailgate recipe aficionados to peewee players and collegiate up-and-comers. Everyone is invited to “Pass the Pigskin!”

2024 Gridiron Great Supporters

We’re also excited to announce that we are partnering with two first-ballot Hall of Famers - Steve Largent and Kellen Winslow Sr.! Largent played wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks and was the first player to catch 100 touchdowns, retiring as the all-time leader in that statistic. Winslow Sr. played tight end for the San Diego Chargers; his style of play helped modernize the tight end position into what it is today. In 1980, Winslow Sr. caught 89 passes, breaking our own Coach Ditka's NFL record for a single season.


Now through Pork Rind Appreciation Day on February 11th, 2024, pork rind fans are invited to enter daily, attempting to win the coveted cash prize, but are also encouraged to subsequently “Pass the Pigskin” into a secondary prize pack giveaway! Each week, one randomly selected entry will win 1 of 15 prize packs, ranging from tailgating essentials to a recipe-lovers kitchen pack. Every entry is also a chance to win the Grand Prize of $5,000 and 15 months of pork rinds!


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