GEICO and Good Sports Team Up To Assist East Boston Girls Softball

Local youth to receive over $15,000 in new sports equipment and apparel

BOSTON, MA, July 24, 2013 – Good Sports, a national nonprofit organization, and GEICO teamed up to support East Boston Girls Softball by providing them with a variety of  new softball equipment, including catchers' gear, bases, bats and cleats.  Recently, this organization has seen a dramatic decline in funding but a very strong interest in participation from girls in the surrounding communities. This donation will help provide safe, reliable equipment and in turn create opportunities for more girls to play.

"Softball is a terrific sport to teach young girls about teamwork, commitment, character and sportsmanship," said Rick Hoagland, GEICO regional vice president. "It helps to have proper equipment on the field, too. We're pleased we have a chance to partner with Good Sports to help support East Boston Girls Softball."

"I'm thankful because grants like this give us the opportunity to continue providing this program to the girls in our community," said Kathy Orlando, president, East Boston Girls Softball. "Without the generosity we may not be able to provide this program to the girls."

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 through 2014.

"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," said Christy Keswick, chief operating officer at Good Sports. We are excited to partner with GEICO to make this donation to East Boston Girls Softball as we believe this donation will give more kids a chance to participate. To date, our partnership with GEICO has generated over $63,000 in value for Massachusetts and impacted nearly 2,000 kids.  We are thrilled GEICO continues to be committed to helping more kids get in the game."

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for 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.

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