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Boys Town Benefits From Allstate Initiative

From baseball exhibits at the Hall ​of History to the most elite college baseball teams practicing at the Village of Boys Town, baseball has always been an important part of life at Boys Town’s Nebraska campus thanks to the NCAA Men’s Baseball College World Series ® (CWS).

The trip to Omaha for the College World Series has been the dream of college baseball teams since 1950. This baseball event is a celebrated time for the Omaha sports community and this year Allstate ® wanted to help celebrate another important organization of the Omaha community – Boys Town.

As part of the company's near-decade of sponsoring NCAA athletics, Allstate continued their “Good Hands in the Stands” initiative by donating $500 to Boys Town ® for every foul ball caught. During the four CWS games played on June 13 and 14, each person in the stands that caught a foul ball was presented with a trophy by prominent baseball figure and ESPN Analyst, Aaron Boone. “Good Hands in the Stands” ended with a $25,000 check presentation to Boys Town before Game 6 of the series on Monday, June 15.

The generous donation by Allstate will be used to support the many youth sports programs at Boys Town. The sports programs are a vital aspect of the student’s lives at Boys Town, teaching them the values of sportsmanship and teamwork. Read more about Allstate’s “Good Hands in the Stands” Initiative.

In addition to “Good Hands in the Stands,” donation, Boys Town youth also were involved in the CWS. The Boys Town choir and color guard took part in the National Anthem prior to the afternoon game on Sunday, June 14. The Boys Town choir has been part of the CWS for 25 years and counting, a great tradition between two important aspects of the Omaha community.

In the spirit of the College World Series, the Hall of History is currently showcasing the wonderful history of America’s favorite pastime through a temporary exhibit that will be available through September. The exhibit includes many interesting photos and documents that capture the important connection between Boys Town and baseball throughout the decades.