San Francisco, CA., (Oct. 25, 2012) State Farm and Major League Baseball (MLB) have joined forces to celebrate all baseball fans, even those without a team in this years World Series. Jacqueline Curran of San Francisco is one of the lucky 10 with a ticket to see baseballs best teams battle for the Commissioners Trophy in Detroit. Curran punched her ticket after going to bat for a great charitable organization as part of the 2012 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, Curran earned a donation of $18,000 for Teach for America through Go to Bat, an online home run derby game hosted at statefarm.com/gotobat. She chose to step up to the plate for Teach for American because, in particular, as a local teacher Curran understands the important role teachers play in providing children with a high quality education.
Jacqueline Curran took time to Go to Bat for a great organization like Teach for America and now she and a guest are headed to Game 4 of the World Series in Detroit, said State Farm spokesperson Sevag Sarkissian. She stepped up to the plate for a worthy cause she believes in and now she will get to see home plate from the comfort of her seat in the stadium.
In addition to the $18,000 donation to her charity of choice and the VIP trip for two to the World Series, Curran also will participate in an on-field ceremony at Comerica Park in Detroit prior to Game 4 on Sunday, October 28 as the Go to Bat program officially culminates. Curran and the nine other weekly winners of Go to Bat will be recognized during the ceremony, along with representatives from State Farm and MLB. The ceremony will not only acknowledge these weekly winners, but also the collective impact of the Go to Bat program and the donations it generated for the American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Teach for America and Habitat for Humanity.
More than 78,000 baseball fans across the nation went to bat for four great charitable organizations as part of the 2012 State Farm Go to Bat program, raising $180,000 in donations in a 10-week span beginning at the State Farm Home Run Derby®.
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