Local winner earns $18,000 donation for PSI and trip to 2011 MLB World Series
La Palma, Ca., (Sept 2, 2011) - State Farm and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced Kathe Cummings of La Palma, Calif., has been selected as the sixth weekly winner in the State Farm Go To Bat program - an online, charitable giving initiative driven by State Farm’s commitment to helping communities get to a better state.
As a winner, Cummings selected charity, PSI received the sixth of 10 weekly $18,000 donations. In addition, Cummings 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.
“As a nurse, I felt that going to bat for PSI was important because of their goal to educate and encourage healthy behaviors," said Cummings. "I am so grateful State Farm supports my outlook and I'm thrilled to have the once in a lifetime chance to attend the World Series.”
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 Mina Gill. "We're excited to reward this week's winner for supporting a great organization like PSI by offering her the chance to experience 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.
Robert Villegas, State Farm Insurance Companies, (949) 553-4705.
Melissa McKinley, State Farm Insurance Companies, (309) 766-0625.
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