Kettle Heroes Features Tillman Foundation Scholars On Packaging


Tempe, AZ — Kettle Heroes popcorn company is launching a packaging campaign in support of the Pat Tillman Foundation, with bags of the product featuring stories of real-life heroes, including military personnel and spouses, and Tillman Scholars.

“Further developing our relationship with the Pat Tillman Foundation is essential for our mission to support everyday heroes and give back to the community,” says Aaron Sinykin, CEO of Kettle Heroes with brother and COO, Rudi Sinykin. “We believe in sharing these hero stories and we hope that our customers are inspired by them to be better citizens and heroes in their everyday lives.”

The new packaging includes the brand’s most popular flavors, with Aged White Cheddar Popcorn featuring Tucson native Matthew Randle, J.D., who served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army from 1998 through 2003 and was part of the remains recovery team responsible for repatriating remains of U.S. soldiers previously listed as missing in action from a demilitarized zone in Korea. Deployed for Operation Nobel Eagle in 2001 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, Randle is a 2011 Tillman Scholar and the co-founder and managing partner of Randle Palmer and Bernays, a family and juvenile law firm.

The Sea Salted Caramel Corn bag highlights the hero story of Karen Gallagher, PhD, who served in the U.S. Army Airborne. A 1st Gulf War veteran who was deployed with the 35th Signal Brigade as a chemical specialist, Gallagher is a 2016 Tillman Scholar whose work today focuses on developing clinical programs to serve people living with traumatic brain injury, particularly military veterans transitioning from military service to a college environment.