BATON ROUGE, La. (October 30, 2018) — The fifteenth annual LWCC Kids’ Chance invitational golf tournament raised over $40,000 for the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program. The program is administered by LBF and provides scholarships to dependent children of Louisiana workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in a workplace accident. Since its inception, the LWCC golf tournament has raised over $485,000, which has contributed to 290 scholarships totaling $664,100 awarded to LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship recipients.
“We are proud to be a continued part of raising funds for these deserving students, and wish them continued success in meeting their academic goals,” stated LWCC President and CEO Kristin Wall. “Caring for the injured worker is an important part of our mission, and through Kids’ Chance we are able to make a difference in the lives of children who have been affected by workplace injury.”
Scholarship recipients and family members joined LWCC Senior Vice President & Chief Claims Officer Paul Buffone (left) and LWCC Associate Attorney and LBF Kids’ Chance Committee Co-Chair Matt Richards, LBF President Mike Street and Kids’ Chance Committee Co-Chair Sherry Watters for the check presentation.
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“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 Street. “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 recognized as the best workers’ compensation carrier for its people, performance, partnerships and positive impact on the economy and community. The Better Business Bureau recognized LWCC with its prestigious Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business in 2014. Named to the 2018 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, 2013-2017. LWCC is pleased to be named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge by Best Companies Group. 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. We believe 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
Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) – Funding Civil Legal Aid and Promoting Access to Justice. 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 programs providing free legal services for the poor in all 64 parishes. Since 1989, the LBF has distributed nearly $81 million throughout Louisiana to help address the legal needs of indigent citizens, provide a basic understanding of the law, and assist with improvements to the justice system.
The LBF exists to preserve, honor and improve our system of justice by funding, developing or otherwise promoting efforts which enhance the legal profession, increase public understanding of the legal system and advance the reality of equal justice under the law.
LWCC Media Contact: Jennifer Vaccaro, (225) 924-7788, JVaccaro@lwcc.com