MONTEREY, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Insurance Group® (CIG), the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S., announced it will be sponsoring four high school athletes as they compete for a wild card entry in the 2013 U.S. Open National Playoffs in August. The CIG-sponsored participants, Hadley Berg, Mary Closs, David Hsu, and William Griffin, are top competitors from Northern California and compete in 18-year-old age group. They will begin the tiered competition in sectional qualifying tournaments through July 4th with winners moving on to progressive tournaments.
"We are proud to support these promising athletes on their journey to compete on a national level and we see this program as an extension of CIG's total commitment to the communities we serve," said Sandie Borthwick, Capital Insurance Group Corporate Marketing Manager. "The U.S. Open is one of the most anticipated events in tennis and we are honored to sponsor these young people as they embrace their dream."
The talented CIG-sponsored competitors have participated in many previous tournaments earning prime rankings in regional and national standings;
- Hadley Berg, competing in Girls 18s, from Greenbrae, CA, is ranked #2 in NorCal Girl's 18 and nationally ranked 65th.
- Mary Closs, competing in Girls 18s, from Menlo Park, CA, is ranked #21 in NorCal Girl's 18 and nationally ranked 32nd.
- David Hsu, competing in Boys 18s, from San Jose, CA, is ranked 7th in NorCal Boy's 18 and nationally ranked 4th.
- William Griffin, competing in Boys 18s, from Fresno, CA, is ranked 2nd in NorCal Boy's 18 and nationally ranked 27th.
Hundreds of young athletes, through a "lottery selection process," will compete in a series of tournaments that gives players 14 years of age and older the opportunity to qualify for the 2013 U.S. Open National Playoffs. Winning athletes in men's singles, women's singles and mixed doubles will advance through division tournaments culminating in a wild card entry to compete in the 2013 U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament and the 2013 U.S. Open Mixed Doubles Championship respectively.
About Capital Insurance Group
Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The 115 year-old company is rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the Ward's 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S. CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visit www.CIGinsurance.com
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SOURCE Capital Insurance Group