Local winner earns $18,000 donation for Habitat for Humanity and a VIP trip to 2012 MLB World Series
Asheville, NC (August 1, 2012) - State Farm and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced Tonya Chiles of Asheville, NC, is the first, weekly winner in the State Farm Go to Bat program - an online, charitable giving initiative driven by the commitment State Farm makes to helping communities "get to a better state®."
As a winner, Chiles earned a donation of $18,000 for Habitat for Humanity, one of four national charities benefitting from 10 weekly $18,000 donations as fans across the nation Go to Bat for their causes. Not only did Chiles do something good for a worthy charity, she also won a VIP trip for two to a game of the 2012 MLB World Series. While there, Chiles will participate in an onfield ceremony showcasing the collective impact of the Go to Bat program.
"I have never been to a World Series game in my life," Chiles said. "And the $18,000 win for my charity - my heart is happy. The work that they do is truly inspiring, and it allows people to have hope."
This opportunity gave Chiles a chance to give back to an organization that gave her so much growing up. Chiles's family lived in a Habitat home when she was young.
There's still time for baseball fans to Go to Bat for charity. It's as simple as visiting www.statefarm.com/gotobat and swinging for the fences in the State Farm Go to Bat game. The Go to Bat program concludes on September 17.
Each time someone plays the game online, it's an entry to win. Fans can increase their chances of winning, and those of their chosen charity, by playing the game up to three times each day, inviting their friends to participate and sharing their results online.
For more information on the Go to Bat program, visit www.statefarm.com/gotobat.
Amy Preddy, State Farm Public Affairs, (434) 872-5211
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