ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 27, 2014 – Trusted Choice®, the consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers, and the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia (IIAV) have teamed up with the Potomac Nationals baseball team to benefit Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic with a second annual Potomac Nationals Trusted Choice Night on Sunday, June 29 at 6:05 p.m. in Woodbridge, Va.
Friends and family of Virginia agents will host local children and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic staff for fun-filled activities and games before the game. Players of the Woodbridge, Va.-based minor league baseball team will also run a baseball clinic with the children and host a pre-game picnic. A post-game fireworks show will close the evening.
WHO: Potomac Nationals baseball players
Local Make-A-Wish children and their families and friends
Trusted Choice® independent insurance agents, brokers and staff
WHAT: Potomac Nationals v. Frederick Keys
WHEN: Sunday, June 29, 2014
3:30 p.m. EST: pre-game activities
6:05 p.m. EST: first pitch/game begins
A fireworks show will follow at the conclusion of the game
WHERE: Pfitzner Stadium, Prince William County Complex
7 County Complex Court
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Last year, Trusted Choice® raised $11,500 for the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Make-A-Wish.
“Trusted Choice® is honored to work with Make-A-Wish chapters and our independent insurance agencies across the country to donate $1.5 million over the past three years to grant wishes nationwide with a variety of fundraising efforts such as the Potomac Nationals Annual Trusted Choice® Night,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Trusted Choice® president and Big “I” president & CEO. “Independent agents are there to instill confidence and hope in their clients and customers, and that’s what Make-A-Wish does for so many children. We are proud to support them in granting wishes and look forward to helping to enrich the experiences of these children with hope, strength and joy.”
Trusted Choice® is proud to have sponsored wishes for more than 21 children with life-threatening medical conditions since its first social media campaign in 2011. In addition, Trusted Choice® will have provided 70 grants through a $525,000 local sponsorship initiative before year’s end. Collectively, Trusted Choice® has raised more than $1.5 million for Make-A-Wish since 2011.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 240,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,000 in 2013 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.
Trusted Choice® educates consumers about the benefits of using independent agents and brokers for their insurance needs: choice of companies, customized policies and advocacy support. Trusted Choice® is the consumer marketing identity for more than 25,000 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms and 70 leading company partners. For more information, go to www.TrustedChoice.com.
Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”), is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million independent insurance agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address: www.independentagent.com.