SOURCE: 21st Century Insurance

March 01, 2012 13:31 ET

21st Century Insurance Supports 2012 Special Olympics Athletes

WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2012) - 21st Century Insurance is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Special Olympics of Delaware Basketball Tournament held on March 2, 2012 and March 3, 2012. Over 500 Special Olympics Delaware basketball athletes from community-based teams and schools will showcase their skills at the 2012 Special Olympics Delaware Basketball Tournament.

This is the sixth year that Delaware's 21st Century office has provided volunteers and coordinated the two-day basketball tournament. More than 160 21st Century volunteers, working more than 1000 hours will do jobs such as scorekeeper, awards announcer, event set-up and court monitor.

"Our employees enjoy the opportunity to be involved in the tournament and have always joined in the spirit of the games," said Tony DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Insurance. "We wish these athletes the best of luck in the tournament but know that each one is a winner."

The games will take place on Friday, March 2, 2012 and Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the University of Delaware Field House. Competition begins Friday at 8:45 a.m. and on Saturday from at 8:30 a.m.

About Special Olympics Delaware
Special Olympics Delaware is an organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Through year-round sports training, athletic competition and related programs conducted for nearly 3,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, the organization creates a model community that celebrates people's diverse gifts. Special Olympics Delaware builds sports skills, confidence, strength, motivation and self-esteem -- not just for athletes, but for everyone involved.

About 21st Century
21st Century Insurance is a trade name for a leading group of direct-to-consumer auto insurers in the United States. 21st Century is dedicated to providing customers with excellent coverage and award-winning service, and helping them save on auto insurance. Insuring more than 2 million vehicles across 49 states and Washington, D.C., 21st Century is also a proud part of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®, the third largest personal lines insurer in the country. For more information, visit 21st.com or call (877) 310-5687 for a quote.

About Farmers Insurance
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees. Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site www.farmers.com or www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.

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