INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CNO Financial Group, a life and health insurance holding company and parent of Bankers Life, will present a $17,300 check to the Pacers Foundation during opening night ceremonies on Wednesday, October 26 at the Indiana Pacers game with the Dallas Mavericks.
Last season, CNO Financial Group pledged to donate $50 to the foundation for every successful three-point shot made by a Pacers player at home games during the 2015-2016 season.
Since 1999, CNO Financial Group has donated more than $258,000 to support the Pacers Foundation in its mission to build stronger Indiana communities by funding educational programs and activities benefiting at-risk youth and their families. In its most recent fiscal year, the Pacers Foundation provided more than $400,000 to 49 youth-serving organizations throughout the state of Indiana.
"The Pacers and the Foundation are tremendous partners in our company's commitment to help strengthen the communities where we live and work," said Ed Bonach, CEO of CNO Financial Group. "Every season we look forward to teaming up with the Pacers, knowing each successful three-point shot helps raise money to support the education, health and well-being of Indiana's youth."
"It is tremendously gratifying to know that each time Bobby 'Slick' Leonard shouts 'Boom Baby' at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, our partners at CNO Financial are contributing to organizations that create hope and opportunity for at-risk youth in Indiana," said Rick Fuson, Pacers Sports & Entertainment president and chairperson of the Pacers Foundation. "We are so thankful to CNO for its lasting support of both our Foundation and the Pacers franchise. No NBA team has a better partner."
CNO Financial Group will once again donate $50 to the Pacers Foundation for each three-point basket the Pacers score during the 2016-2017 season, marking the company's 18th consecutive year supporting the foundation through its three-pointer donation program.
About CNO Financial Group
CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) is a holding company. Our insurance subsidiaries – principally Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company and Washington National Insurance Company – primarily serve middle-income pre-retiree and retired Americans by helping them protect against financial adversity and provide for a more secure retirement. For more information, visit CNO online at CNOinc.com.
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