GLENVIEW, Ill., Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, hosted its annual Combined Insurance Golf Outing, raising more than $20,000 to benefit Chicago-based military veteran charity—The Jason McKie Foundation. Nearly 100 of Combined Insurance's employees, vendors, and other guests came together to golf and give back at Old Orchard Country Club in Mount Prospect, Ill.
This year, the golf outing offered 60 vendor-donated auction items and a dinner ceremony which included opening remarks from Jason McKie, former pro football player and founder of the McKie Foundation, and a special guest appearance by football legend Dan Hampton. Also in attendance was Johnny Knox, former pro wide receiver.
"The Combined Insurance Golf Outing is just another way we continue to give back to the communities in which we live and work," said Brad Bennett, President of Combined Insurance. "We are honored to be a partner, raise awareness, and offer support to the Jason McKie Foundation for all they do for our military service men and women. Our commitment at Combined Insurance to support veterans is strong, and it gives me great pride in leading this organization."
Earlier this year, Combined Insurance announced its partnership with the McKie Foundation, serving as the number one sponsor and supporter for 2016. Founded in 2008, the foundation works to raise awareness and provide emergency support for military families. McKie expressed his gratitude to Combined Insurance during the dinner reception.
"I would like to thank Combined Insurance for making it possible for us to give back to our servicemen and women and provide them with the support they deserve," said Jason McKie. "Through their partnership this year, we have been able to help offer hope for military veterans in our community and will continue to support them in the future."
Event sponsors were also recognized for their contribution to the foundation. This year's sponsors included Gold Level: BFC, Accenture, and EDM and Silver Level: Littler Mendelson, Microdynamics Group, Inte Q, DMRA LLC, and RESTORE by Katona.
Combined Insurance, named by G.I. Jobs magazine as the number one Military Friendly® Employer in the country for the past two years, works with many military and veteran-focused charitable organizations. Last year, the company's golf outing benefited Luke's Wings—a national organization that provides free travel services for the families of wounded warriors and veterans. Combined Insurance has also provided support for the Fisher House Foundation, Snowball Express, the USO, and the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation.
About the Jason McKie Foundation
The Jason McKie Foundation was launched by former pro football player Jason McKie in 2008. Its mission is to provide emergency support for military families and to raise awareness of the challenges veterans and their families face after they leave the military. Since its inception, the McKie Foundation has raised thousands of dollars to support servicemen and women and their families through charity raffles, auctions, and fundraising events, including the Jason McKie Foundation Tee-up Celebrity Golf Benefit. For information on the Jason McKie Foundation, visit www.jasonmckie.com.
About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, IL) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of more than 90 years of success, Combined Insurance is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies and was named the number one Military Friendly® Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine in 2015 and 2016. Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. For more information about Combined Insurance products, career opportunities or to contact a local sales agent, call 1-800-490-1322 or visit www.combinedinsurance.com.
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