"KICKIN' IT COUNTRY" RAISES NEARLY $150,000 FOR CHARITY
January 02, 2013
Rascal Flatts performs to intimate crowd at Paddock, Del Mar Fairgrounds to generate funds for Monarch School & Pro Kids, The First Tee San Diego
San Diego - (Sept. 19, 2012) - Farmers Insurance and the Century Club of San Diego hosted "Kickin' It Country", a private concert featuring Grammy award winning artist, Rascal Flatts. The event raised funds for local charities, including the Monarch School and Pro Kids Academy/The First Tee San Diego. More than 450 guests were in attendance to enjoy an evening filled with great food, entertaining live auctions and a memorable performance, all in the spirit of giving. Though the evening's festivities, "Kickin' It Country" generated nearly $150,000 for the two benefitting charities.
In addition to its support of the Farmers Insurance Open, Farmers Insurance is proud to extend its philanthropic efforts across entertainment and sports, which led to its presenting sponsorship of the Rascal Flatts "Changed" tour. The private concert was held on Sunday, September 16. "Farmers Insurance is proud to have partnered with the Century Club of San Diego and Rascal Flatts in sponsoring this extremely successful, charitable fund-raising event," said Chuck Browning, Head of Sponsorship and Corporate Giving for Farmers Insurance. "This punctuates our strong commitment to supporting charities in the communities we serve."
Monarch School is dedicated to helping San Diego's homeless children break the cycle of poverty through education. Monarch is a K-12 public school serving more than 400 students each year, ages 4-19. The school provides them with an accredited education, one-on-one tutoring and an after school program, as well as basic necessities such as medical and dental care, food and clothing, hygiene kits, transportation and family assistance. For more information visit: www.monarchschool.org.
"The Century Club of San Diego has allowed Monarch School to continue our mission to educate homeless youth in San Diego County" said Erin Spiewak, CEO, Monarch School. "Over the last six years the Century Club has provided us with more than $1.3 million to support our work here at Monarch School." Pro Kids, The First Tee San Diego is a non-profit organization that challenges underserved youth to excel in life by promotion character development, life skills and values through education and the game of golf. Pro Kids aims to hook kids on golf as a life-long amateur sport, teach them how the rules of the game can be applied to everyday life and empower them to excel in school, develop successful careers and become leaders in the San Diego community. For more information visit: www.prokidsonline.org.
"The partnership with the Century Club of San Diego has been beneficial in so many ways," said Marty Remmell, CEO of Pro Kids, The First Tee San Diego. "But I think the most important impact that the Century Club has had on Pro Kids have been the personal interaction between our children and the Century Club board members and Farmers Insurance agents. They've spent time with the children, providing a great example of someone they can emulate."
The Century Club of San Diego, organized for the main purpose of administering and promoting San Diego's annual PGA TOUR event, the Farmers Insurance Open, is dedicated to making a difference locally through its charitable programs including Sunday night's "Kickin' It Country" event. In the last 50 years, the Century Club of San Diego has generated more than $24 million for San Diego's charities.
ABOUT THE CENTURY CLUB OF SAN DIEGO
Founded in 1961, the Century Club of San Diego is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit volunteer organization that has generated more than $24 million for San Diego charities as host of the Farmers Insurance Open and other charity events. The date of the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open is January 21-27. For more information, please call (858) 886-4653 or visit www.FarmersInsuranceOpen.com.
ABOUT FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.
Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.