IN THE COMMUNITY
COUNTRY Financial Supports Chicago First Responder Charities as Sponsor of Battle of the Badges
More than $150,000 donated over six consecutive years
CHICAGO, Ill. – Amateur boxers from the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department battled it out in the ring for a good cause at the Battle of the Badges on April 12 at the De La Salle Institute.
COUNTRY Financial was the proud sponsor of the event for the sixth year in a row, bringing the total donation to more than $150,000. The following charities receive funds from the event: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, Ignite the Spirit Fund, Gold Badge Society, Fire Chaplain’s Ministry, Firemen’s Widow and Children Assistance Fund, 100 Club of Chicago.
“COUNTRY Financial is honored to support the Battle of the Badges event and the first responder charities it funds,” said Mike Fisher, Vice President of Community Business Development at COUNTRY Financial.
COUNTRY Financial is dedicated to supporting first responders in the communities it serves. In 2019 so far the organization has donated more than $400,000 through the company’s Operation Helping Heroes program to police, fire, EMS and military organizations in the states where it does business.
About COUNTRY Financial®
Financial is a marketing name for COUNTRY Life Insurance Company®, COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company® and their respective subsidiaries, located in Bloomington, Ill. COUNTRY Financial serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States and offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services.