Local winner earns $18,000 donation for Teach for America and a VIP trip to 2012 MLB World Series
Bloomsburg, PA (August 7, 2012) - State Farm and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced Judy Hunchar of Bloomsburg is the second, and latest, 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, Hunchar earned a donation of $18,000 for Teach for America, 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 Hunchar 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, Hunchar will participate in an on-field ceremony showcasing the collective impact of the Go to Bat program.
"The Go to Bat program is a great example of our dedication to helping causes and individuals get to a better state," said Bloomsburg area State Farm agent, Mary Ann Caputo. "We’re thrilled that this week's winner will have the chance to personally experience the 2012 World Series while at the same time, giving back to a great cause like Teach For America that she' passionate about."
There' still time for baseball fans to Go to Bat for charity. It' 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' 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.
Dave Phillips, State Farm Public Affairs, (610) 358-7667
Tom Laxton, State Farm Public Affairs, (309) 766-2449
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