Fans get to swing for the fences to help their favorite causes get to a better state and take shot at winning tickets to the 2011 Fall Classic. This is the second year that State Farm and Major League Baseball are giving fans the opportunity to help make a difference for their local or favorite charities. The Go To Bat Program is an online charitable initiative that was started by State Farm, and their desire and passion to helping communities. Even better, they get a chance at winning a weekly donation of $18,000 for their charity!
"Fans can visit www.statefarm.com/gotobat, select one of the designated charities on the website, then swing for the fences in the State Farm Go To Bat game to increase the batting average of their selected charity. Once a week, for 10 weeks, State Farm will make a donation of $18,000 to the charity with the highest Go To Bat game batting average. Also, an individual winner who goes to bat for the winning charity will be randomly selected and receive a trip for two to Games 3 and 4 of the 2011 World Series. A total of 10 winners will be drawn during the Go To Bat program, which stretches through the second half of the MLB season and concludes on September 26."
"Fans can increase both their chances and their charity’s chances of winning by returning to www.statefarm.com/gotobat and playing the online State Farm Go To Bat game on a daily basis. Players can earn additional entries and increase their chances to win by sharing their participation on Facebook."
"As part of the program launch, State Farm and MLB will partner together in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and other selected charities to raise money for each home run hit in the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby® tonight, July 11, at Chase Field. State Farm will pair up one member from eight Phoenix-area BGCA chapters with each Derby participant for the opportunity to win $50,000 for his or her individual club. State Farm will also award a $10,000 donation to each of the other seven participants’ clubs. All of the State Farm Home Run Derby festivities will be broadcast live on ESPN at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT."
"The Go To Bat program will culminate during the 2011 MLB World Series with a pre-game ceremony showcasing its collective impact and recognizing the individual winners and their chosen charities. Also, State Farm will announce and present a $25,000 donation to the charity that finishes the promotional campaign with the highest Go To Bat batting average."
Fans can get more information and enter the Go To Bat program online at www.statefarm.com/gotobat.