“We think many parents are searching for good sources of activity for their children,” said Seth Ingall, GEICO regional vice president. “The South End Titans can help young people learn solid lessons about commitment, teamwork, character, time management and sportsmanship, and we’re glad to support those efforts.”
Lazar Franklin, Sr., president of the Titans, shares, “this donation helps defray the costs of new equipment, helps kids that can’t afford to play, and will allow more kids the opportunity to play.”
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.
“The new equipment will not only keep players active and engaged, but also encourage more youth to sign up. We hope this donation gives more kids a chance to participate,” said Christy Keswick, chief operating officer at Good Sports.
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.
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.