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March of Dimes to receive major donation during Farmers Insurance Day at Busch Stadium, August 23

St. Louis, MO (August 19, 2011) --  Farmers Insurance will present the Missouri state chapter of the March of Dimes with a donation of over $75,000 at the start of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game on Tuesday, August 23, which is being recognized as Farmers Insurance Day at Busch Stadium in honor of the presentation.

“Farmers is a long time supporter of the March of Dimes, and we want to invite members of the greater St. Louis area to join in the fun and the ‘fun’-draising at Busch Stadium,” said Paul Crosetti, Missouri state executive director for Farmers Insurance.  “Helping prevent premature births is something everyone can support, and that’s why we’re inviting the local community to join us and the March of Dimes in this effort.”

Adding to the game’s excitement will be a special flyover by the Farmers Airship, recognized as the world’s largest working zeppelin.

Those wishing to support the March of Dimes and watch the Cardinals take on the Los Angeles Dodgers can do so by purchasing their tickets via a unique web site developed especially for the event -  www.cardinals.com/farmershero.  Five dollars ($5) of every ticket purchased will go to helping babies have a better chance as they start their lives.

In addition, those purchasing these special tickets will be eligible to participate in a number of related pre-game activities, including a special tailgate party hosted by local Farmers agents, district manager, employees and customers.  Local BBQ legend Bill Kirgan will be grilling and smoking with his secret sauce and local country singing sensation Robyn Lee will provide additional musical entertainment.  Fred Bird, the St. Louis Cardinals mascot, is also scheduled to make a pre-game appearance at the Farmers tailgate party.

Additional information regarding the March of Dimes/Farmers Insurance special Cardinals partnership is available at the dedicated web site, www.cardinals.com/farmershero.

About Farmers
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.

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