Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently served as the presenting sponsor for “Red Jersey Night,” a recent Austin Spurs game focused on promoting awareness and raising funds for the American Heart Association.
During their last game of the season, Austin Spurs players wore special red jerseys that were auctioned off after the game. Funds generated from the jersey auction, as well as sales from “Toss for a Cause”—an activity where game-goers purchased mini basketballs for a bucket toss—totaled $7,480, a record donation amount for an Austin Spurs charity event.
“In partnership with the Austin Spurs, we are proud to sponsor the American Heart Association, especially on a night where our community can come together for a meaningful cause and have some fun,” Rich Gergasko, chief executive officer of Texas Mutual Insurance Company, said. “Texas Mutual is grateful for the generosity behind the funds raised for AHA, which will be used to continue encouraging health and wellness throughout the Austin area.”
Texas Mutual formed a corporate partnership with the Austin Spurs for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. Through this partnership, Texas Mutual supports the American Heart Association by providing free Austin Spurs tickets to students participating in Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart, two national education and fundraising programs of the American Heart Association that teach elementary and middle school students the importance of life-long healthy living. Texas Mutual also sponsors the American Heart Association’s “Healthy for Good” campaign, which focuses on corporate health and wellness.
“Thanks to the generosity of community supporters like Texas Mutual, the Austin Spurs, and Spurs fans, the American Heart Association can drive our mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” said Ann Jerome, executive director of the Austin-area chapter of the American Heart Association.
All proceeds from Red Jersey Night will help fund the American Heart Association’s research, education and advocacy programs in Austin.
Source: Texas Mutual