Local winner earns second $18,000 donation for SADS Foundationand trip to 2011 MLB World Series
Brentwood, Ca., (Oct. 11, 2011) - State Farm® and Major League Baseball® (MLB) today announced Gary Killingsworth of Brentwood, Ca., has been selected as the tenth and final 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, Killingsworth's selected charity, the SADS Foundation, received the tenth and final weekly $18,000 donation. In addition, Barry 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 finished the promotional campaign with the highest Go To Bat game batting average. The Go To Bat program concluded on September 26.
“I’m thrilled that I am able to help give back to a great organization like SADS with the help of State Farm, said Killingsworth. “As someone who knows a family that has been affected by a child with a heart condition, their important mission of supporting and educating families of those with heart conditions touched me.”
During the second half of the baseball season, fans were given the chance to go to bat for their favorite causes by visiting www.statefarm.com/gotobat and playing the State Farm Go To Bat game. Each week, for 10 weeks, the charity with the highest batting average received a donation, and one lucky fan was awarded a trip to the Fall Classic.
“State Farm continues to find new ways to support causes and individuals get to a better state,” said State Farm agent Paul Major. “Through the Go To Bat program, we’re excited to give this week's winner the chance to personally experience the 2011 World Series, and help go to bat for SADS - an organization that he cares deeply about.”
For more information on the Go To Bat program, visit www.statefarm.com/gotobat.
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