BOSTON, Mass., February 22, 2010 – Good Sports and GEICO will become big boosters for the Nativity School of Worcester's intramural athletics by donating equipment for a new floor hockey program. The donation of sticks, balls, goalie equipment and safety goggles is the third equipment donation supported by GEICO to help support youth sports and healthy lifestyle choices for teens.
"GEICO is very pleased to be a part of this partnership with Good Sports," said Rynthia Rost, vice president of public affairs for GEICO. "Youth athletics is such an important part of a well-rounded education; it helps students develop their leadership skills, it encourages teamwork and helps them learn how to make healthy lifestyle decisions."
Good Sports is a non-profit organization that distributes sports equipment to community organizations offering programs to youth. Good Sports and GEICO chose to support the Nativity School (a tuition-free, independent middle school) when a lack of funds precluded the school from expanding its program.
"Here at Good Sports, it's our goal to teach crucial life skills that can be applied both inside and outside of the classroom. We want to help youth learn how to lay the foundation for a healthy, active lifestyle," said Christy Keswick, Chief Operating Officer of Good Sports. "Partnering with companies like GEICO is a great help when trying to reach out to students."
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
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About Good Sports
Good Sports is a non-profit organization that strives to increase the physical activity of disadvantaged youth helping to lay the foundation for healthy active lifestyles. Through its unique program that is focused on high poverty communities, Good Sports promotes sports and fitness participation among disadvantaged youth because it believes that access to physical activity is critical to the healthy social, physical and emotional development of children.
Due to generous partners in the sporting goods industry, Good Sports has impacted over 180,000 kids and distributed more than $3.8 million worth of equipment to youth sports and fitness programs since 2003.