Father of the Year

Father of the Year – 2021

father of the year
* Richard absolutely loves all types of Better Made snacks!
2021 Father of the Year Winner ~ Richard Browe

* Richard Browe of Lexington, South Carolina chosen as Better Made Snack Foods 2021 Father of the Year!

LEXINGTON, SC – Kelly Browe of Lexington, SC nominated her father, Richard Browe, as Better Made Snack Food’s 2021 Father of the Year because he is a great dad and nearly didn’t live following a cardiac arrest. Kelly says her dad is a kind loving man who is very deserving of this award. For Kelly’s winning submission, Richard will receive a sampler box of fresh, delicious Better Made snack foods to enjoy.

Richard originally worked for Chrysler Corp., but when layoffs came he took the buy out and started a manufacturing business, which he owned for 20 years until his heart attack. As Kelly says:

“My dad is truly an amazing man. He suffered from cardiac arrest in 2015 and he died twice on the bathroom floor while the paramedics struggled to bring him back. He was without oxygen to the brain for more than 11 minutes, spent 9 days in a drug induced coma, and was told he would never be more then that current state of vegetation. He has made a recovery of a lifetime. He was still healing when we lost my mother unexpectedly the beginning of 2016. I never thought he was going to be the same. He has since remarried a friend of the family for many years, who also lost her husband, and she brings my dad so much joy. My dad now enjoys life to the fullest, spending time with his 2 daughters a bonus daughter, three grand children, and his bonus grand children. He gives his all in everything he does, not only for himself but for his family. He doesn’t look at his traumatic experience as a set back but as stepping stone to live life to the fullest. I found out about the father of the year contest on the Better Made website, and having grow up a Detroit native, enjoying the Red hot chips, licorice, and plain old originals I think my dad would love this sampler box.

“He’s a cute little guy whose parents are originally from the “D”,” says Therese. “We live in Santa Fe, New Mexico now, but Better Made chips are our favorite snack. We love the pretzel rods, too! Ike is a fan of the BBQ flavor – he likes to keep it spicy. At Christmas time, our request every year is a sampler box from Better Made.”