BOSTON, MA – Children’s Hospital Boston today received a check for $35,000 from the Amica Game Ball program, which also has provided autographed basketballs to hospital patients throughout the Boston Celtics’ season.
Robert A. DiMuccio, president and CEO of Amica Insurance, speaks with a patient during celebration at Children’s Hospital Boston recognizing Amica’s $35,000 donation.
Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and CEO of Amica Insurance, presented his company’s donation to hospital officials to mark the conclusion of this year’s incredibly popular Amica Game Ball program.
“It’s a great feeling to be able to help an institution like Children’s Hospital Boston, which provides outstanding medical care to so many children throughout the region and the nation,” DiMuccio said after the check presentation.
“It’s also fun to give so many of the children at the hospital official NBA basketballs autographed by Tommy Heinsohn, a true Boston Celtics legend,” DiMuccio said. “Hopefully, it made this Celtics season a little more special for each of them.”
Amica worked with Comcast SportsNet to sponsor the Amica Game Ball program to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston. For each of the 70 Boston Celtics games broadcast by Comcast SportsNet, Amica donated an official NBA basketball and gift bag to a hospital patient. The company also made a $500 donation in that patient’s name to the hospital for a total donation of $35,000 for the 2009-2010 basketball season.
Each ball was autographed by Heinsohn, a legendary player and coach for the Boston Celtics who is now the color commentator during Celtics games for Comcast SportsNet.
Robert A. DiMuccio, president and CEO of Amica Insurance, enjoys pizza and conversation during celebration at Children’s Hospital Boston recognizing Amica’s $35,000 donation.
“It’s been an honor to be part of such of a wonderful program – one that supports Children’s Hospital Boston and the patients there as well as the Boston Celtics,” DiMuccio said.
“Children’s Hospital Boston is grateful for Amica’s gift and their ongoing commitment to supporting our world renowned clinical care and research,” said Sandra Fenwick, chief operating officer of Children’s Hospital Boston. “Amica has been a part of my own family for over 40 years and I am thrilled to have them as an integral partner of the Children’s Hospital Boston family as well.”
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Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the nation's oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907 in Providence, RI. The company is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine, and personal umbrella liability insurance. Amica's national headquarters are based in Lincoln, R.I., and the company employs more than 3,200 people in 40 offices across the country.
Children's Hospital Boston is the nation's premier pediatric medical center. Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, today it is a 396-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. Ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report for 20 consecutive years, Children’s maintains more than 200 sub-specialty programs and is a worldwide referral center for the most complex childhood conditions. Children’s Hospital Boston is also the nation’s largest pediatric research enterprise – with more than 1100 scientists. World-leading research programs in brain, heart, stem cells, and more deliver medical innovations for adults as well as children. The primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston is the largest provider of hospital care to the children of Massachusetts and the largest provider of health care to uninsured children in our state. To learn more, please visit our Web site at www.childrenshopsital.org
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