Basketball Ticket Donations Help A Handful Of Charities

March Madness is here. Esurance and Pac-12 Enterprises have decided to partner throughout the basketball games to help charity. Together they will donate more than 500 tickets to the 2013 Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s basketball tournaments to six charities in Las Vegas and Seattle.

The ticket donations will provide a means for the organizations to raise additional funds and give their supporters the opportunity to enjoy the most exciting college basketball tournaments in the country. The 2013 Pac-12 Women’s tournament was held in Seattle last week; the Pac-12 Men’s Tournament is going on this week in Las Vegas.

Pac-12 Enterprises donated the tickets on behalf of Esurance to the following organizations:

Best Buddies – aims to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Big Brothers and Sisters of Puget Sound – provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives and develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Boys and Girls Club – helps inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The organization is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, serving 17,500 card-holding members annually.

Opportunity Village – serves people in the Southern Nevada community with intellectual disabilities, helping to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them. Opportunity Village is dedicated to helping people with severe intellectual and related disabilities become the very best they can be.

Special Olympics Washington – provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

“We are proud to team up with Esurance to make a difference in our tournament communities,” said Steve Kerepesi, Pac-12 Enterprises Vice President of Corporate Partnerships.

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