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Allstate teams with former college baseball standout Aaron Boone to reward fans who catch foul balls during CWS™ opening weekend
NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Snagging a foul ball at a baseball game is a rare and celebratory occasion. To honor fans who achieve this fortuitous feat, Allstate Insurance Company, a proud NCAA corporate partner, has partnered with baseball analyst and former all-star third baseman Aaron Boone to reward fans for their "Good Hands in the Stands" during this year's 2014 NCAA College World Series.
During the four games taking place June 14-15 at the College World Series, Allstate will reward each fan who catches the first foul ball of every half inning hit into the stands at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha with a "Good Hands in the Stands" keepsake trophy for displaying their ball. Immediately after the foul ball is caught, Allstate Good Hands Crew members stationed around the ballpark will hand deliver the winner's commemorative gift directly to their seats.
In honor of every foul ball that is caught or retrieved during opening weekend, Allstate will make a monetary donation to Omaha's Boys Town to support youth sports in Omaha. A check presentation will take place on the field at TD Ameritrade Park prior to Game 6 on June 16.
"As a fan, catching a foul ball at the College World Series is a rare and celebratory occasion, so the 'Good Hands in the Stands' program is Allstate's way of enhancing the fan experience at the NCAA College World Series," said Pam Hollander, vice president of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company. "We share the same passion for college baseball as the fans and entire city of Omaha, so we're looking forward to seeing many good-hands plays at this year's College World Series, both on the field and in the stands."
As part of the "Good Hands in the Stands" program, former all-star Aaron Boone will meet with fans, sign autographs and talk baseball at the Allstate Fan Zone located within the CWS Fan Fest presented by Capital One, on Friday, June 13 from 5-6 p.m. CT.
"As a former infielder, I understand first-hand the importance of having good hands, which is why I'm thrilled to partner with Allstate to reward those lucky few who show us their 'Good Hands in the Stands' during the College World Series opening weekend," said Boone.
To learn more about the "Good Hands in the Stands" program, fans can visit Facebook.com/Allstate, Twitter.com/Allstate, or stop by the Allstate Fan Zone at the CWS Fan Fest located in Lot C.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.
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