Ben Crane and Camilo Villegas Co-Win 1912-Inspired Zurich Classic 3-Hole Shoot Out, Donate Earnings to Charity

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Ben Crane and Camilo Villegas Co-Win 1912-Inspired Zurich Classic 3-Hole Shoot Out, Donate Earnings to Charity

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:00am

(3BL Media) New Orleans - April 25, 2012 - Ben Crane and Camilo Villegas both sunk winning shots and were each one under par at the 100-Year Challenge April 24 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with their winnings from the event going to the PGA TOUR golfers charities of choice. The event was hosted as part of Zurich Insurance Group’s (Zurich) year-long celebration of 100 years insuring America where seven PGA Tour golfers expressed their style with a vintage twist.

Crane is donating his $2,000 earnings to St. Bernard Project, an award-winning rebuilding, nonprofit organization whose mission is to remove physical, mental and emotional barriers for vulnerable families, senior citizens and disabled residents who are struggling to recover from the devastation and trauma caused by Hurricane Katrina and the Oil Spill. Villegas will give his $2,000 winnings to Give to Colombia, a US-based nonprofit organization with 501(c) (3) status that creates, promotes and facilitates alliances between international donors and Colombian grassroots organizations.

Designers such as HUGO BOSS® and PUMA® crafted custom baggy knickers, argyle socks, ties and sweaters for each of the players. Crane sported a design by HUGO BOSS with black and white plaid ascot hat and nickers with a black vest and knee socks. Villegas’ outfit was designed by J.Lindeberg and wore a dapper, beige sweater with gray pants.

The athletes also checked their swings with classic hickory shaft clubs in the three-hole exhibition. One of the many highlights from the 100-Year Challenge was when PGA TOUR golfer Luke Donald made an Eagle.

“This event was a fun and exciting way to celebrate our 100-year anniversary in the United States as well as a century of advancement in the game,” said Mike Foley, CEO North America Commercial for Zurich. “Congratulations to co-winners Ben and Camilo for demonstrating his skills in classic style and scoring a win for their respective charities.”

Each of the 100-Year Challenge players also received $1,000 to provide their charity of choice:
• Keegan Bradley – Vermont Disaster Relief Fund
• Ben Crane - St. Bernard Project
• Luke Donald – The First Tee of Chicago
• Rickie Fowler – American Red Cross for Tsunami Relief
• Graeme McDowell – The G-Mac Foundation
• Justin Rose – Blessings in a Backpack
• Camilo Villegas – Give to Colombia

To learn more about Zurich’s 100 year anniversary of insuring America, visit www.zurichna.com/100.

About Zurich
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. For more information about the products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the world, go to http://www.zurichna.com/zna/aboutzurich/zna-home.htm. In North America, Zurich (www.zurichna.com) is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. In addition, Zurich also offers life insurance products and services. 2012 marks Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees. Further information about Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America is available at http://www.zurichna.com/100.

 

 

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