BATON ROUGE, La. (November 6, 2017)— The fourteenth annual LWCC Kids’ Chance invitational golf tournament raised over $35,000 for the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program. The Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program provides scholarships to dependent children of Louisiana workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in a workplace accident.
At the tournament, held at the Country Club of Louisiana in Baton Rouge on September 25, LWCC President and CEO Kristin Wall presented a check for $30,000 to Kids’ Chance Committee Co-Chair Michelle Sorrells and LBF President Valerie Briggs Bargas, who accepted on behalf of the Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program. A final accounting of the tournament and a few unexpected donations brought the total amount raised up to $35,600.
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Photo caption: LWCC President and CEO Kristin Wall (center) presents a check for $30,000 to Kids’ Chance Committee Co-chair Michelle Sorrells (left) and LBF President Valerie Briggs Bargas (right).
In 2003, LWCC’s board of directors founded this tournament to raise money for the Kids’ Chance Louisiana chapter. Since its inception, the LWCC golf tournament has raised over $445,000, which has contributed to 275 scholarships totaling $604,600 awarded to LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship recipients.
“This financial assistance goes a long way in helping support educational goals. But more than that, it lets recipients know that people care and remember what they are going through,” stated Wall. “We are proud to be a part of something that truly impacts the lives of Louisiana children affected by workplace injury.”
The Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program is administered by the Louisiana Bar Foundation and governed by a committee representing a cross-section of legal and workers’ compensation communities, including LWCC. The first program, Kids’ Chance, Inc., was established in 1988 by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Georgia State Bar. Today, there is a collection of independent programs in 36 states. These programs will be celebrated during National Kids’ Chance Awareness Week November 13-17, 2017.
“Kids' Chance believes that we can make a significant difference in the lives of all children affected by a workplace injury by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals,” stated Sorrells. “National Kids' Chance Awareness Week is designed to highlight Kids' Chance initiatives, programs, and state organizations and raise awareness about Kids' Chance and our mission.”
LWCC, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a private, nonprofit mutual insurance company that is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. As the largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance in Louisiana, LWCC employs over 240 people and serves over 20,000 policyholders in the state. With a disciplined approach and intense focus, LWCC’s vision is to be a world-class workers’ compensation company that promotes safe work, prompt healing of the injured and economic stability in Louisiana by providing unparalleled experiences to customers and key stakeholders. The Better Business Bureau recognized LWCC with its prestigious Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business in 2014. Named to the 2017 Ward’s 50 group of top-performing insurance companies, LWCC was recognized for achieving outstanding results in the areas of safety, consistency and performance over a five-year period, 2012-2016. Recently, LWCC was named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge for benefiting its economy, workforce and businesses. For more information on the Corporation and its services, please visit www.lwcc.com.
About Kids’ Chance
Kids’ Chance is a 501(c)(3) organization that was created for the purpose of creating, assisting and supporting Kids’ Chance organizations throughout the United States and other similar programs that provide educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job. Kids’ Chance believes that by investing in our children’s future, we can provide them with the tools and opportunity to be successful in the workplace, so that they can make a difference in their own and other people’s lives.
About Louisiana Bar Foundation
The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) entity organized under the State of Louisiana. As the largest state funder of legal aid, the LBF supports service organizations throughout Louisiana that provide free, civil legal representation to the indigent, law-related education to the public and administration of justice projects. Since 1989, the LBF has distributed nearly $78 million to hundreds of Louisiana non-profit organizations to meet these goals. We serve as the fiscal administrator for the State of Louisiana Child in Need of Care Program which provides free legal representation to all children in foster care and for the Louisiana Supreme Court Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Program.
LWCC Media Contact: Jennifer Vaccaro, (225) 924-7788, JVaccaro@lwcc.com