May 11, 2011 - Lawrence, KS - Ruffies® brand trash bags, manufactured by the Berry Plastics Corporation in Victoria, Texas and Aurora, Illinois, is now a proud sponsor of FC Dallas of Major League Soccer.

Through the sponsorship, Ruffies® will support the mission of local youth soccer programs developed by Major League Soccer and FC Dallas. The youth soccer programs focus on developing well-rounded young athletes in a fun and competitive environment where individual creativity is encouraged, a concept Berry Plastics and the Ruffies® brand is proud to support.

Ruffies® will activate the sponsorship with an interactive youth soccer skills activity at the May 14th Major League Soccer Futbolito Youth Soccer Tournament and at select FC Dallas Youth Soccer Clinics (dates to be announced). The youth soccer skills activity, "The Ruffies® FREE Kick Challenge" allows kids of all ages the opportunity to experience the thrill of lining up to kick a game-winning goal while testing their accuracy in a fun and challenging way.

"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with FC Dallas and their youth soccer initiatives. We hope our participation will help build excitement around the impact youth soccer can make in the Dallas metropolitan area," said Janice Meissbach,vice president business development Berry Plastics.

About Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics is a leading manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products. Berry Plastics is a major producer of a wide range of products, including open top and closed top packaging, polyethylene-based plastic films, industrial tapes, medical specialties, packaging, heat-shrinkable coatings, specialty laminates, and FIBCs. The company's 13,000 plus customers range from large multinational corporations to small local businesses. Based in Evansville, Indiana, the company has over 75 manufacturing facilities worldwide and over 16,000 employees.