LINCOLN, RI – The Amica Game Ball was back in the spotlight during last night’s Boston Celtics game, as Amica Insurance again donated $35,000 to the Children’s Hospital Boston – for a total donation of $140,000 over the past four years. Amica also has donated hundreds of autographed basketballs to the hospital’s patients during that time period.
"The Amica Game Ball program is a great way for us to show our support for two of New England’s favorite teams – the Boston Celtics and the staff of Children’s Hospital Boston,” said Robert DiMuccio, chairman, president and CEO of Amica Insurance. “We’re pleased to be able to support Children’s Hospital Boston in its mission to provide the best possible medical care for all children. And we’re happy to help spread the excitement of Boston Celtics basketball among the patients there.”
DiMuccio presented this year’s check for $35,000 to Sandra Fenwick, president and chief operating officer of Children’s Hospital Boston, during a special ceremony before the opening tipoff of the Celtics-Hawks game last night.
"Children's Hospital Boston is delighted to recognize the dedicated support Amica continues to extend to the children and families we are privileged to serve,” said Carola Cadley, Children's Hospital Trust Vice President of Corporate Development and Special Events. "Amica embraces our mission of healing and hope and generously contributes its time, talent, and financial resources to benefit children in need. We are inspired every day by the selfless contributions of Amica customers and employees."
This is the fourth consecutive year for the Amica Game Ball program, which has been a partnership between Amica Insurance and Comcast SportsNet. For each Boston Celtics home game broadcast by Comcast SportsNet, Amica donated an official NBA basketball and a gift bag to a hospital patient. Each basketball was autographed by Tommy Heinsohn, the legendary player and coach for the Boston Celtics, who works for Comcast SportsNet as a color commentator during Celtics games.
The company also donates money in that patient’s name to the hospital, for a total donation of $35,000 each season – for a total of $140,000 since the program began.
"The Amica Game Ball program has been a great way for us to support the patients and staff of Children’s Hospital Boston,” DiMuccio said. “And we hope they join us in wishing the Boston Celtics well as they wind down the season and head into the playoffs – hopefully to bring home another NBA championship!”
Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the nation's oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with corporate headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,100 people in 40 offices across the country.
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