SOURCE: The Dan Marino Foundation

The Dan Marino Foundation

October 10, 2016 12:53 ET

For the Fourth Consecutive Year The Dan Marino Foundation Joins Forces With Badia Spices to "Go the Extra Yard for Those With Autism"

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - October 10, 2016) - The Dan Marino Foundation is proud to announce that they have once again partnered with Badia Spices, one of today's leading family-owned Hispanic food companies, to "Go the Extra Yard for Those with Autism." The campaign will help spread autism awareness and raise funds for children, teens and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

For the fourth consecutive year, Badia Spices has partnered with the Foundation as part of the company's overall effort to help raise autism awareness and support the Foundation's educational programs. From now through December 31st, 2016, when you purchase a bottle of Badia (1 LT) Extra Virgin Olive Oil anywhere in the world where Badia Spices are sold, Badia Spices will donate 5% of the proceeds from that sale to the Foundation.

Badia prepares, packages and ships more than 400 different products to over 70 countries worldwide, which includes the entire United States. Their Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a rich nutty flavor with delicate notes of fruitiness. The Olive Oil is made from the first cold press of Manzanilla, Arbequina, Lechin and Picual olives. Aside from all the attributed health benefits of olive oil, it is bottled with the promise of full aroma, freshness, rich flavor.

"All of us at Badia Spices look forward to partnering with The Dan Marino Foundation each year," said Joseph "Pepé" Badia, President of Badia Spices, Inc. "Through this partnership we are able to spread autism awareness on a global level and support the outstanding work being done by The Dan Marino Foundation to provide children, teens, and young adults living with autism and related disabilities with the tools they need to succeed."

For over 24 years, the Foundation has been a leader in innovation and change. They have created innovative initiatives such as the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino Outpatient Center, the Marino Autism Research Institute, Marino Adapted Aquatics, Summer STEPS Employment Programs, Virtual Interactive Training Agent Program (ViTA-DMF), Marino Campus and now The Dan Marino Foundation, AN EMBRACE Partnership at Florida International University "empowering individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities."

"For many years, Pepé Badia has been a friend to me and to our Foundation, my family is thankful for everything the Badia Family has done to support us in the community," said Dan Marino, Chairman of The Dan Marino Foundation. "Pepé truly leads by example, I hope his leadership will inspire others."

ABOUT THE DAN MARINO FOUNDATION:
The Dan Marino Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) 3 organization was established by Dan and Claire Marino, motivated by their experiences in raising their son, Michael, who is diagnosed with autism. For over 25 years, the Foundation has been a leader in innovation and change, "empowering individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities." The Foundation has raised more than $53 million to create unique and impactful initiatives in the community. Among these first-of-their-kind initiatives are the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino Outpatient Center, the Marino Autism Research Institute, Marino Adapted Aquatics, Summer STEPS Employment Programs, Virtual Interactive Training Agent Program (ViTA DMF), and now post-secondary programs at both Marino Campus in Broward and at FIU in Miami-Dade. For more information, please visit danmarinofoundation.org or marinocampus.org or vitadmf.org.

ABOUT BADIA SPICES:
Established in 1967 by Jose Badia, Badia Spices Incorporated is one of today's leading family-owned Hispanic food companies. Badia manufactures, packages, and distributes spices, seasoning blends, marinades, sauces, teas, health items and other products to more than 70 countries around the world. Badia Spices is proud to offer organic and gluten free products, the company's facility is registered with the Safe Quality Foods (SQF), an audit recognized around the world as being one of the most rigorous and credible food safety management systems in the marketplace today. Across the board, whether consumers purchase products through retail outlets, food distributors or the foodservice industry, Badia is committed to offering the highest quality, at the best price. For more information, go to badiaspices.com.

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