Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Philadelphia Insurance Companies and the Philadelphia Big 5 Battle Cancer on the Court

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/

-- Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) will kick-off basketball season by facing the city of Philadelphia's "Big 5" college basketball coaches on the court at the University of Pennsylvania's Palestra Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Team PHLY will tip-off against Coaches Fran Dunphy (Temple), Phil Martelli (Saint Joseph's), Bruiser Flint (Drexel), John Giannini (La Salle), Glen Miller (University of Pennsylvania) and Jay Wright (Villanova) to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event will provide attendees with the opportunity for autographs and photos with the coaches following the game, as well as giveaways, food and beverages.

PHLY supports the "Big 5" Coaches vs. Cancer initiative and the American Cancer Society in their mission to prevent cancer, save the lives of those affected by the disease and reduce suffering through research, education, advocacy and service. Sean Sweeney, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, remarked, "As an industry leader, Philadelphia Insurance Companies is actively involved in the local community, particularly in the area of cancer prevention and awareness through programs like Coaches vs. Cancer. We are proud to team up with the five best college basketball coaches in the Philadelphia-area for the benefit of the American Cancer Society."

Philadelphia Insurance Companies, a member of the Tokio Marine Group, designs, markets, and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products incorporating value added coverages and services for select industries. In operation since 1962, the Company, whose commercial lines insurance subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and AA- for counterparty credit and financial strength by Standard & Poor's, is nationally recognized as a member of Ward's Top 50 and National Underwriter's Top 100. The organization has 49 offices strategically located across the United States to provide superior service.

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