Clemson University newest school to raise Allstate’s “Good Hands®” Net


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NORTHBROOK, Ill. – August 29, 2013 – Clemson University is kicking off the 2013 college football season with a new addition to Memorial Stadium – the Allstate “Good Hands®” Field Goal Net program. Clemson is one of three new schools to partner with Allstate Insurance Company and participate in the ninth year of the “Good Hands®” Field Goal Net program, one of the most visible programs in college football.

This season, Tigers fans have another reason to cheer for the kicker, as each successful extra point and field goal at home games generates money for their school’s general scholarship fund. During games at Memorial Stadium, starting with the matchup with University of Georgia on August 31, Allstate is donating $300 for each field goal and $100 for each extra point successfully converted by the Tigers.

“Allstate is thrilled to have Clemson as a partner in the ‘Good Hands®’ Nets program, an initiative we believe will have a positive impact both out on the football field and in the classroom,” said Lisa Cochrane, senior vice president of marketing for Allstate. “We share the same passion that Clemson fans have for college football, and we will be cheering the Tigers on to many field goals and extra points this season.”

Clemson, the University of Maryland and the University of Texas join 75 other colleges and universities at both the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision and Division I Football Championship Subdivision in the "Good Hands®" Field Goal Net program. Since 2005, Allstate has donated more than $3 million to partner schools’ general scholarship funds.

The translucent netting that includes the “Good Hands®” logo has been placed in the east end zone at Memorial Stadium and will be raised during all field goal and extra point attempts. The “Good Hands®” logo represents the company’s brand promise of “protection” and plays off its popular slogan, "You’re in good hands with Allstate®."

Allstate and Clemson Athletics will host a special kick promotion at the Tigers’ home game on Thursday, November 14, where one lucky fan will be selected by the school to kick a 25-yard field goal for $2,000, half of which will be donated to the Clemson general scholarship fund.

In addition to the Allstate “Good Hands®” Field Goal Net program, Allstate’s expansive presence in college football includes its sponsorship of the Allstate® Sugar Bowl® and Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.

The Allstate sponsorship at Clemson University was brokered by Learfield Sports, the school’s multimedia rights partner.

Schools participating in Allstate's "Good Hands®" Field Goal Net program in 2013 are:

· University of Akron
· University of Alabama
· University of Arizona
· Arizona State University
· University of Arkansas
· Ball State University
· Baylor University
· Boise State University
· Bowling Green State University
· Brigham Young University
· University of California
· University of Central Florida
· University of Cincinnati
· Clemson University
· College of William & Mary
· University of Colorado
· Colorado State University
· University of Connecticut
· East Carolina University
· University of Florida*
· Florida State University
· Fresno State University
· Georgia Institute of Technology
· University of Hawaii
· University of Houston
· University of Idaho
· University of Iowa
· Jacksonville State University
· James Madison University
· Kansas State University
· University of Louisville
· Louisiana State University
· University of Maryland
· University of Memphis
· University of Miami
· University of Minnesota
· University of Mississippi
· Mississippi State University
· University of Missouri
· North Carolina State University
· University of Nevada
· University of New Mexico
· Northern Illinois University
· Northwestern University
· Ohio University
· University of Oklahoma
· Oklahoma State University
· University of Pittsburgh
· Princeton University
· Purdue University
· Rice University
· Rutgers University
· San Diego State University
· San Jose State University
· University of South Carolina
· University of Southern California
· Southern Methodist University
· University of Southern Mississippi
· University of South Florida
· Syracuse University
· Temple University
· Texas Christian University
· Tennessee State University
· Texas A&M University
· Texas Tech University
· University of Texas
· University of Toledo
· Tulane University
· University of Tulsa
· University of Nevada, Las Vegas
· University of Utah
· Utah State University
· Vanderbilt University
· Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
· Wake Forest University
· Washington State University
· University of Washington
· University of Wyoming

*Denotes school that is participating in the program but will not raise the Allstate “Good Hands®”-branded field goal nets at home games.

About Allstate
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via www.allstate.com, www.allstate.com/financial and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” As part of Allstate’s commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.

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