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Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Helps Community Prior to Sugar Bowl

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Prior to the 76th Allstate® Sugar Bowl, many of the outstanding college football players selected to the 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams® joined Allstate agents and employees in a community service project with The Recovery School District in New Orleans.

More than 150 Allstate volunteers and members of the AFCA Good Works Team spent time getting the classrooms of Andrew H. Wilson Elementary School of the New Orleans' Broadmoor neighborhood up and ready for operation while in town for the Allstate® Sugar Bowl. The school was closed in 2005 after the building flooded and suffered severe damage during Hurricane Katrina. After all this time, the school is finally up and ready for operation but the district needed help putting the classrooms back together, e.g. moving desks into the classrooms, putting books on shelves. With everyone's help, the school is now ready for students to return to class after many years of being relocated.

Allstate also made a special $5,000 donation to the Recovery School District for the purchase of book sets for the students' group reading projects. Many classes have been unable to conduct the group sessions due to book shortages.

In addition, the members of the 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams® were honored during halftime of the Allstate® Sugar Bowl with an on-field ceremony and video tribute broadcast nationally on the FOX telecast.

For more information about the Allstate Sugar Bowl and its events please log on to its website www.allstatesugarbowl.org.

-AllstateSugarBowl.org-

Photo by Tim Alexander