State Farm to Raise Funds for Virginia Tech Athletics Department on February 26

February 15, 2011

BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On Saturday morning, February 26, State Farm will provide Virginia Tech fans with an opportunity to raise money for Virginia Tech’s Athletics Department during the on-site telecast of ESPN’s College GameDay (10 a.m. ET on ESPNU continuing on ESPN at 11 a.m.).

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For every person who attends the morning show on Saturday, State Farm, which is sponsoring College GameDay for the fifth consecutive year, will donate $1 to Virginia Tech’s Athletics Department, with a potential contribution of more than $10,000. The Athletics Department will use donations to help increase student involvement in campus athletics.

Doors open at Cassell Coliseum at 8:30 a.m. Fans should show their school spirit by wearing team colors. The morning show is free to the public and tickets are not required. Students are encouraged to bring homemade signage.

One lucky morning audience member will get the exciting opportunity to attempt a half-court shot. If the shot is made, State Farm will give the person $18,000 representing the approximately 18,000 State Farm agents across the country and if they miss the shot, they will get $1,000!

Fans planning to attend the morning show should visit the State Farm Nation(TM) on Facebook at facebook.com/StateFarmNation, where they can submit questions for the College GameDay hosts. Several lucky fans’ questions will be presented to the hosts, who will answer them via video responses online. All video responses will be posted to the State Farm Nation(TM) page on Facebook.

Additional College GameDay pre-game telecasts with a State Farm fundraising element include:

  • Texas at Baylor, March 5 – Funds raised will benefit student group “The Bear Pit.”

About State Farm®:

State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. Our 17,800 agents and more than 66,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – more than 79 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 34 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®.

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    Melissa McKinley, State Farm         Aziza Johnson, Kaplow
    309.766.0625                         212.221.1713
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