SPRINGDALE, Ark. — May 24, 2016 — Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) announced today a $50,000 donation to Botanical Garden of the Ozarks to help sponsor “Tyson Foods Tuesday Nights.” From June 7, 2016, through August 30, 2016, the garden will extend its hours until 8:00 p.m. every Tuesday and offer a variety of programming, including music, cooking demonstrations, educational experiences and gardening tips.
“We are excited to be open to the public on beautiful, summer Tuesday nights for our guests at no cost*,” said Charlotte Taylor, executive director of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. “Through Tyson Foods' generous support, we are hoping that a wide range of people will have a chance to visit the garden and enjoy the great activities that are planned.”
Since 2005, Tyson Foods has supported the garden through various capital projects, event sponsorships and educational programs. Part of this $50,000 grant will fund educational programming for elementary school-age children.
“We realize it may be difficult for some to enjoy the gardens during regular business hours,” said Pat Bourke, program manager, corporate social responsibility for Tyson Foods. “That’s why we’re so happy to sponsor "Tyson Foods Tuesday Nights" and make it more convenient for our community to experience all the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks has to offer.”
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks opened to the public in 2007 and sits on 42 acres on the east side of Lake Fayetteville. More than 13,000 area school children visit the garden annually for educational programs related to food, animals, sustainability and the environment.
*Cocktails in the Garden, Tuesday, June 14 is a previously scheduled event that will require a ticket.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest food companies with leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. It’s a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company supplies retail and foodservice customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. Tyson Foods was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to lead the business with his son, Don Tyson, guiding the company for many years and grandson, John H. Tyson, serving as the current chairman of the board of directors. The company currently has approximately 113,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.
About Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a unique destination in Northwest Arkansas that draws more than 100,000 visitors a year. The Garden is a collection of twelve themed gardens and other points of interest, including the region's only butterfly house.
Contact: Derek Burleson, 479-290-6466, [email protected]