Published On: August 27th, 2009

Madison, WI – Thanks to an ensemble of home runs hit by the Mallards this past summer at the “Duck Pond,” West Bend Mutual Insurance has made a record donation of $6,300 to the United Way.

For every home run hit at home this past season, West Bend donated $50 to the United Way. The Mallards hit a record 32 home runs, totaling $1,600 in contributions. Madison’s previous season-high for long balls hit, both home-and-away, was 24 set in 2003.

And for every run scored at home, West Bend donated $25. The Mallards scored 188 runs at the “Duck Pond,” totaling $4,700 in contributions.

West Bend Mutual Insurance Vice President Bill Hutchinson and Mallards General Manager Vern Stenman presented the check to Marisa Menzel of the United Way prior to Friday’s Fourth Annual Alumni Game that was headlined by Hall of Famer Paul Molitor.

For more than 115 years West Bend has been providing insurance coverage and services to home and auto owners, as well as business owners, throughout the Midwest.

West Bend associates have personally embraced a charitable culture and currently volunteer their time and talents to more than 125 organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, the American Heart Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the American Diabetes Association.

(Picture, from left to right: Bill Hutchinson, VP, West Bend; Marisa Menzel, United Way; Vern Stenman, GM, Madison Mallards; Millie, Mallards mascot)

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