EastonCorbinKretschmar® Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses partnered with Make-A-Wish® to help grant a young Pennsylvania boy’s wish. Michael, an 11-year-old fighting cerebral palsy, is a country music fan with the ultimate wish of attending the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.

Make-A-Wish and Kretschmar granted Michael’s wish by providing him with the country music trip of his dreams. He and his family enjoyed four days of VIP treatment in Music City, including an all-star concert at Nissan Stadium and a private Kretschmar Country concert at Nashville’s new venue The Bell Tower featuring Kretschmar brand ambassadors Ruthie Collins, Kelleigh Bannen, and Natalie Stovall, and a special guest appearance by Kretschmar brand ambassador and Country Music star Easton Corbin.

“Kretschmar is committed to supporting the important efforts of Make-A-Wish, and helping to make wishes come true for children like Michael,” said Michael Baughman, Smithfield Foods director of marketing. “We are privileged to partner with Make-A-Wish to help make this unforgettable experience possible for him.”

Living with cerebral palsy is an ongoing challenge, but Michael maintains a positive outlook. When he is not listening to his favorite country music stars on the radio, he enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with his family.

See our interview with Easton Corbin from the event below

“Kretschmar went above and beyond to ensure Michael had a truly unforgettable wish experience,” said Kathy Forshey, Make-A-Wish America vice president of corporate alliances. “It is because of donors and sponsors like Kretschmar that we are able to continue granting more, and better wishes for Wish Kids nationwide.”

Since 2012, Kretschmar has contributed more than $650,000 to Make-A-Wish nationally, and sponsored more than 12 wishes with local chapters through the brand’s Legendary Wishes campaign.

With the help of retail partners, Kretschmar has raised more than $85,000 through sales of Make-A-Wish paper stars sold at stores’ registers for $1 donations, employee donations, and sandwich fundraisers. The brand gives these funds to local Make-A-Wish chapters to grant more wishes.

For more information about Kretschmar Deli and the brand’s involvement with Make-A-Wish visit www.KretschmarDeli.com or www.Facebook.com/KretschmarDeli.