Local winner earns second $18,000 donation for After-School All-Stars
Houston, Texas, (August 19, 2011) - State Farm® and Major League Baseball® (MLB) today announced Brian Tapley of Houston, Texas, has been selected as the fourth 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, Tapley’s selected charity, the After-School All-Stars received its second weekly $18,000 donation. In addition, Tapley 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 After-School All-Stars,” said Tapley. “Not to mention, as a baseball fan, the opportunity to attend the World Series is the ultimate dream. I couldn’t be more excited.”
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 a great example of our mission to helping causes and individuals get to a better state,” said Houston State Farm agent Brandon Herndon. “We’re delighted that this week’s winner will have the chance to personally experience the 2011 World Series while at the same time, helping an organization like After-School All-Stars that he’s passionate about.”
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.
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