Esurance Celebrates Earth Day With Minor League Baseball Partners from Coast to Coast Auto Insurance Company Greens the Sacramento River Cats and Long Island Ducks

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, will continue its green sponsorship efforts of minor league baseball this Earth Day with eco-friendly promotions at Sacramento River Cats and Long Island Ducks games.

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With a virtually paperless customer experience, a claims fleet that's 100% hybrid, and carbon-offset offices nationwide, Esurance is proud of its globally sustainable business model. The auto insurer is also involved in community projects across the country and has been a green sponsor of minor league baseball teams for the past three years.

Esurance and the River Cats celebrate Earth Day, April 22, at Sacramento's Raley Field. Through their Rideshare Rewards program, all fans who carpool to the game will receive a parking pass for a future game as well as a chance to win a new iPod touch.

"The Earth Day game at Raley Field is a great opportunity for fans to come out, enjoy the ballpark, and also learn more about making our world more sustainable. We enjoy working with Esurance to promote eco-friendly practices, like carpooling, and to increase awareness for the importance of protecting the planet," said Alan Ledford, President, General Manager and COO for the Sacramento River Cats.

On April 23, Esurance will team up with the Long Island Ducks to promote the Earth Fair game at Suffolk County Sports Park, in Central Islip, New York. The first 1,500 fans to arrive at the game will receive a reusable organic grocery bag. Esurance will also be giving away reusable water bottles plus the chance to win other green prizes to all attendees who carpool.

Michael Pfaff, General Manager for the Long Island Ducks, said, "We're excited to work with the folks at Esurance again this year to promote Earth Day and a more eco-friendly way of life. By encouraging carpooling to the games and offering cool green giveaways, we're able to increase fan awareness for an important issue and also have a lot of fun."

Darren Howard, Esurance's Vice President of Marketing, concluded, "By partnering with teams like the Sacramento River Cats and the Long Island Ducks, Esurance is able to combine two of our favorite things—baseball and global sustainability. We're thrilled to have this opportunity to connect with minor league fans and raise awareness for environmental responsibility."

About Esurance

Esurance, a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM), provides personal car insurance direct to consumers online and through select agents, including sister company Answer Financial. Because of Esurance's virtually paperless online customer experience, Esurance car insurance customers have saved thousands of trees since the company's inception. As of the end of 2009, Esurance has also helped plant and maintain over 85,000 trees by supporting a variety of urban reforestation programs. Esurance is also committed to safeguarding the environment through its own operational practices, including a fleet of hybrid claims vehicles and investment in renewable energy sources to offset the electricity used in each of its permanent office locations.

Over the years, Esurance's environmental initiatives have earned the company awards and recognition. For the past two years, Esurance has earned a position within U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Leadership Club for its purchase of renewable energy credits to offset 100% of its electricity use. For more information about Esurance's green initiatives, visit: http://www.esurance.com/environment

Answer Financial, also a subsidiary of White Mountains, is one of the largest personal insurance agencies in the country. Answer Financial offers comparison quotes and provides auto and property insurance from more than a dozen top-rated insurance companies through its Web site, www.answerfinancial.com, and over the phone.

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SOURCE Esurance



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