Delran, N.J., September 12, 2011 State Farm® and Major League Baseball® (MLB) today announced Bill Morrison of Delran, N.J., has been selected as the fifith weekly winner in the State Farm Go To Bat program - an online, charitable giving initiative driven by the State Farm commitment to helping communities get to a better state.
As a winner, Morrison’s selected charity, PSI, received the seventh of 10 weekly $18,000 donations. In addition, Morrison will be awarded a trip for two to the 2011 MLB World Series and will participate in an on-field ceremony showcasing the cumulative impact of the program. In addition to the weekly donations, State Farm also will present a $25,000 donation to the charity that finishes the promotional campaign with the highest Go To Bat game batting average.
"I can't thank State Farm enough for their generosity and commitment to helping a great organization like PSI," said Morrison. "I travel frequently to other countries and give medical lectures, and I appreciate that an organization is trying to improve the health of people in disadvantaged areas."
Baseball fans can still enter and go to bat for their favorite causes by visiting www.statefarm.com/gotobat. Fans can select one of the charities on the website that means the most to them, then swing for the fences in the State Farm Go To Bat game to increase the batting average of their selected charity. The Go To Bat program concludes on September 26.
“The Go To Bat program is one great way we help individuals and causes get to a better state,” said State Farm agent Thanh Pham. “We’re delighted to thank this week’s winner for going to bat for a great organization like PSI by offering him the opportunity to enjoy the 2011 World Series first hand.”
Fans can also increase both their and their charity’s chances of winning by returning to www.statefarm.com/gotobat and playing the online State Farm Go To Bat game on a daily basis. Players can share their participation on Facebook to get an additional home run and challenge their friends to “Go To Bat” for something that is important to them.
For more information on the Go To Bat program, visit www.statefarm.com/gotobat.
Melissa McKinley, State Farm Public Affairs, (309) 766-0625
Leslie Hopp, Weber Shandwick, (952) 346-6226
State Farm and its' affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts - more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 37 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com or in Canada http://www.statefarm.ca.