Globe Life Asks Purple Heart Recipient To Throw Ceremonial First Pitch At Rangers vs. Yankees Game

Jul 28, 2015, 15:32 ET from Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company

MCKINNEY, Texas, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company has asked wounded veteran Corporal Jacob Schick of the United States Marine Corps to throw out the first pitch at the July 28th game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Texas Rangers will be hosting the New York Yankees before an expected sell-out crowd. Globe Life's Vice President of Marketing, Corey A. Jones, stated, "As part of our Globe Life Park agreement with the Rangers, we have the privilege of throwing the first pitch at one game a year. This year, we decided to use that benefit to honor a wounded warrior. Jacob Schick was our first choice and his story is inspiring to us all."

Cpl. Schick sustained multiple injuries when his Humvee hit a triple-stack tank mine in 2004 in Iraq launching him 30 feet. He suffered compound fractures in his left leg and left arm, multiple skin, ligament, and bone loss, partial loss of his left hand and arm, broken ribs, and amputation below the knee of his left leg.  He has undergone 46 surgeries and 23 blood transfusions.

Cpl. Schick had a small role in the blockbuster film, "American Sniper". The film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper, portrayed the life of fallen soldier and legendary Navy Seal Chris Kyle. He's also been featured in James Gandolfini's HBO documentary titled "Alive Day" and his writings have been featured in Psychology Today.

"At Globe Life", Jones went on to say, "we believe life insurance is about being selfless. It's about being selfless for your family. We love stories of people sacrificing and being selfless for those they love. What's more selfless than laying your life on the line for your country? We are thrilled that the Texas Rangers give us an outlet and a stage like this to honor our heroes."

Cpl. Schick was born and raised in Bossier City, Louisiana, but today, resides in Frisco, TX with his wife and one child. Schick manages warrior relations for the Center for Brain Health in Dallas which he credits for helping him recover from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

In addition to having Corporal Schick throw out the first pitch, Globe Life will host the Schick family and other wounded veterans and their families in a suite at Globe Life Park.

About Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company: Globe Life is the largest issuer of ordinary individual life insurance policies in the U.S. since 2003 (as reported by credit rating agency AM Best based on number of policies). Globe Life was founded in 1951 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK), headquartered in McKinney, Texas. Torchmark's other insurance subsidiaries include American Income Life, Liberty National Life, United American, and Family Heritage Life. Visit www.GlobeLifePark.com for more information.

SOURCE Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company



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