GEICO and Good Sports Team Up to Help Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston

  GEICO and Good Sports Team Up to Help Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East

          Local youth to receive over $7,000 in new sports equipment

Business Wire

BOSTON -- November 15, 2012

Good Sports, a national nonprofit organization, and GEICO teamed up to grow
the sports program at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club by providing them with a
variety of sports equipment, including basketballs, footballs, soccer balls
and playground balls.

“Activities like team sports are important for children as they learn lessons
about commitment, teamwork, character, time management and sportsmanship,”
said Seth Ingall, GEICO regional vice president. “These lessons can’t be
learned without proper equipment, and we’re pleased to partner with Good
Sports to help support the efforts of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club.”

Father John Nazzaro, executive director of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club,
shares, “When different groups partner together for kids, only good things
happen. I would like to thank GEICO and Good Sports for helping us facilitate
a safe and fun environment for these kids to play after school and during the

The donation is part of an ongoing community partnership between Good Sports
and GEICO that will help bring new equipment and resources to youth sports
organizations in Massachusetts throughout 2012 – 2013.

“Our goal is to ensure all kids have the opportunity to engage in sports and
fitness and all the benefits that go along with those opportunities.We are
excited to partner with GEICO to make this donation to the Salesian Boys and
Girls Club in East Boston as we believe this donation will give more kids a
chance to participate,” said Christy Keswick, chief operating officer at Good


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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


Good Sports, Inc.
Michael Wright, 617-471-1213 x 136
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