Friday, July 16, 2010

State Farm(R) Home Run Derby(R) Goes to Bat for Players, Fans and Boys & Girls Clubs of America

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Baseballs biggest moment, the home run, was on grand display Monday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim during the 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby as David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox captured the long ball crown, and helped State Farm and Major League Baseball (MLB) raise $573,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).


"The 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby was a tremendous success for fans, participants, and State Farm agents and employees," said Todd Fischer, manager of national sponsorships for State Farm. "State Farm is proud to be there for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and honored to be a part of all the big moments of this years Home Run Derby. What a fantastic night for everyone involved."


With Derby champion Ortiz leading the way, the eight participating Major League Baseball (MLB) sluggers hit a total of 95 home runs during the 2010 competition. Their display of astonishing home run power helped raise a donation on behalf of State Farm and MLB of $453,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.


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