For Immediate Release
March 13, 2018
Media Contact: Thomas Thamm
BURLINGTON, Vermont (March 13, 2018)—Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® recently presented a check for $9,900 to the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, Vermont as part of their partnership with UVM and the Cats Win, Community Wins initiative.
The check was presented on the ice by Dan Bridge, president and CEO of Vermont Mutual and Mark McDonnell, executive vice president and COO, to Tanya Benosky, executive director of The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, VT. Joining the presentation were Men’s Basketball Team Captains, Trae Bell Haynes and Payton Henson along with Taylor Willard from Women’s Hockey; and Courtney Cole, Alex Bernier, and Elena McWright from Women’s Lacrosse.
“We are thrilled to be part of ‘Cats Win, Community Wins’ initiative and grateful to Vermont Mutual’s generous support.” said Tanya Benosky, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. Benosky continued “It was a treat to be guests of the Cats and the kids really enjoyed the game as well!”
Vermont Mutual and UVM Athletics have formed a community-based initiative that gives back to local organizations. As part of the multi-year agreement, Vermont Mutual will give $100 to the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington for each Catamount win – inclusive of every team, every sport, home and away victories. In years three and four, two additional organizations will be selected as the recipients of the donations based on wins by the Cats. Fans will soon recognize this initiative as “Cats Win, Community Wins” that will be supported through in-game promotion, social media, broadcast and print.
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® is a trade name of Vermont Mutual Insurance Company, Northern Security Insurance Company, Inc. and Granite Mutual Insurance Company. Chartered in 1828, Vermont Mutual is one of the ten oldest mutual property/casualty insurers in the United States and provides coverage throughout New England and upstate New York. Through more than 400 independent agencies, the Group insures over 300,000 policyholders with a direct written premium of more than $465,000,000. The group is rated “A+ Superior” by A. M. Best and a Ward’s Top 50 performing property/casualty insurer in the U.S. for the past nine consecutive years.