Minor league baseball team and funeral home giving away free funeral, memorial service

ALLENTOWN, PA. - It's a giveaway some are calling a bit morbid.  A Pennsylvania funeral home is teaming up with a minor league baseball team to offer a free funeral or memorial service.

The giveaway includes a casket, embalming, professional services of a funeral director and staff or cremation, according to WFMZ.  The director of the Reichel Funeral Home, which is taking part in the giveaway, says he hopes this contest will spark conversation.

"Possibly they'll reach out to their family and share some information that will be crucial to the remaining family members, such as what type of service, where they want their funeral to be held," Kevin Reichel told WFMZ.

To enter the contest, contestants have to submit an essay describing their ideal funeral.

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