Senior Manager PR and Communications
ESURANCE JOINS FORCES WITH THE BRYAN BROTHERS AND USTA SERVES TO BENEFIT AT-RISK YOUTH
Facebook Users Can Help Influence the Distribution of a $50,000 Donation That Will Help Young People in Need
SAN FRANCISCO, August 08, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Esurance, the official car insurance sponsor of the US Open, is teaming up with the 2012 Olympic champion Bryan Brothers and USTA Serves to support two tennis programs benefiting at-risk youth.
Facebook users can go to Esurance’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/esurance to vote for one of the two “game-changing” programs. Esurance will donate $50,000 to USTA Serves to be distributed to each of the programs based on the percentage of votes received. Voters can also enter a sweepstakes to win a trip for two to the men’s singles final of the 2013 US Open.*
Additionally, visitors to the Facebook page will have access to an exclusive video of the Bryans, as well as more information about USTA Serves and the two participating tennis programs— East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring and the Kids and Police Tennis Association.
“USTA Serves is excited to partner with Esurance to support East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring and Kids and Police Tennis Association. Both programs are game changers for the hundreds of kids benefitting from the powerful combination of tennis and education. Now they’ll get the extra attention, tutoring, and computer support they need to succeed in school and throughout their lives,” said Deborah Larkin, Executive Director USTA Serves.
USTA Serves is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to enhancing the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education. People from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds are beneficiaries of USTA Serves, which supports organizations that use tennis as a vehicle to help at-risk children finish high school and qualify for college scholarships.
“USTA Serves is a great organization that’s making a difference in the lives of young people around the country,” said Esurance CEO Gary Tolman. “Giving back to the community is a cornerstone of Esurance’s philosophy, and our work with USTA Serves and the Bryan Brothers continues our tradition of being a long-time supporter of charity in tennis.”
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) has made a difference for more than 1,500 at-risk students over the past 25 years. Using a unique mix of academic tutoring and tennis instruction, EPATT gives students the strong academic, athletic, and social skills they need to become successful adults in their community. Through EPATT, neighbors, teachers, coaches, and mentors are making a lasting impact on kids in need.
Kids and Police Tennis Association
The Kids and Police Tennis Association (KAPTA) provides year-round, after-school tennis, health, and education programs to 500 kids in low-income areas. KAPTA is a joint effort between the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department and the Police Athletic League with the goal of teaching young people to be accountable, responsible, independent, and critical thinkers.
*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. For official sweepstakes rules go to http://esurancegamechanger.thesocialtab.net/Home/Rules
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