GEICO and Good Sports Team Up for Donation to the Salesian Boys & Girls Club in East Boston

  GEICO and Good Sports Team Up for Donation to the Salesian Boys & Girls Club
  in East Boston

Business Wire

-- November 07, 2012

GEICO and Good Sports will present the Salesian Boys & Girls Club with a
donation of basketballs, footballs and soccer balls to help support the club’s
youth sports programming. The Salesian Boys & Girls Club serves more than 580
youth in East Boston, offering them low-fee access to organized sports and
other social opportunities. With the help of this donation, the Salesian Boys
& Girls Club will be able to add additional resources and allow their young
club members to experience more healthy opportunities in a family-based
atmosphere.

WHO:    GEICO, Good Sports and local officials will join 100 youth from the
         Salesian Boys & Girls Club in East Boston, Mass.
         
WHAT:    The Salesian Boys & Girls Club will receive a donation of new
         basketballs, soccer balls, footballs and other playground equipment
         
WHEN:    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 4 p.m.
         
WHERE:   Salesian Boys & Girls Club
         150 Byron Street
         East Boston, MA 02128
         
         The donation is part of a community partnership between Good Sports
WHY:     and GEICO that will help bring new equipment and resources to youth
         sports organizations in Massachusetts throughout 2012–2013.
         

About GEICO

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire
Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto
insurer in the United States. GEICO handles auto insurance coverage for over
11 million private passenger auto policies and insures more than 18 million
vehicles (auto & cycle).

In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for
motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes
(RVs). Coverage for boats, collector cars, life, homes and apartments is
written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO
Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection
are also available. For more information, go to http://www.geico.com.

As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, GEICO is rated A++
for financial strength by A.M. Best Company and ranks at the top of several
national customer satisfaction surveys.

About Good Sports

Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by
providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young
people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good
Sports is able to get the necessary equipment into the hands of the kids that
need it most, giving them a chance to get in the game. Since 2003, Good Sports
has provided over $6 million worth of equipment to nearly 750 youth programs,
impacting more than 400,000 kids. For more information on how you can support
Good Sports, please visit www.goodsports.org.

Contact:

GEICO Communications
301-986-3271
or
Good Sports, Inc.
Michael Wright, 617-471-1213 x 136
mwright@goodsports.org
 
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