COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—USA Hockey today announced a renewal agreement with Liberty Mutual Insurance, one of the leading insurance companies in the United States, spanning through the 2013-14 season. The renewal ensures that USA Hockey will remain the lead hockey partner to the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program, an online community that celebrates and promotes responsible youth coaching and sports parenting.
Liberty Mutual Insurance will also remain the official insurance partner of USA Hockey.
“We are very happy to extend our partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director for USA Hockey. “The work that Liberty Mutual Insurance has done with its Responsible Sports program has had a tremendously positive influence on youth sports in this country and the program remains in line with our values of growing ice hockey at the grassroots level and promoting a lifelong love of the sport.”
Liberty Mutual Insurance will also be a sponsor of USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program, parent education, and adult hockey.
Through the Responsible Sports Program, USA Hockey members have access to educational materials for parents and coaches, including videos and podcasts, as well as access to tools including the Season Evaluation Tool.
Central to the program are Community Grants, which are awarded to 15 youth sports organizations across the country twice a year. Organizations achieving the highest level of community participation in the online Responsible Coaching or Responsible Sport Parenting guide in their respective divisions will earn a $2,500 grant to help defray costs such as player scholarships, coaching education, new equipment or facility maintenance.
“Community embodiment of sportsmanship and personal responsibility is essential to provide an enriching youth sports environment,” said Julie Brassard, Liberty Mutual director of sponsorships. “We value partners like USA Hockey that share a similar passion for championing the positive life lessons taught through youth sports.”
For more information on Responsible Sports, fans should visitResponsibleSports.com/Hockey.
About USA Hockey
USA Hockey Inc., founded in 1936 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States. With a membership of nearly 600,000 players, coaches, officials and volunteers that span all 50 states, USA Hockey seeks to promote the growth of hockey and provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport. For more information, visit usahockey.com.
About Liberty Mutual Insurance
“Helping people live safer, more secure lives” since 1912, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2011 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 84th on the Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. corporations based on 2011 revenue. The company has over 45,000 employees located in more than 900 offices throughout the world.
The sixth-largest auto and home insurer in the U.S., Liberty Mutual Insurance (www.libertymutual.com) sells full lines of coverage for automobile, homeowners, valuable possessions, personal liability, and individual life insurance. The company is an industry leader in affinity partnerships, offering auto and home insurance to employees and members of more than 14,000 companies, credit unions, professional associations and alumni groups.