Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, CHP and 21st Century Insurance Host Car Seat...

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, CHP and 21st Century Insurance Host Car Seat Safety Program

Mighty Ducks Goalies and Actor Erik Estrada Will be in Attendance to Help Spread the Word on the Importance of Child Safety Seats Through Special Charity Drive and Event at Arrowhead Pond


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ANAHEIM, Calif.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 8, 2004–On Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in partnership with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and 21st Century Insurance will host a safety fair at the Arrowhead Pond, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., where local residents will receive a free child safety seat inspection and installation. In support of the safety program, Mighty Ducks’ goalies J.S. Giguere and Martin Gerber will both be on hand at the event.

At the fair, parents can have specially trained CHP officers inspect and, if necessary, replace and install a new car seat donated by 21st Century and the Mighty Ducks. In this unique, life-saving program, 21st Century will donate $10 toward the purchase of new car seats for every save made by the Ducks’ goalies this year.

“This is a terrific program that allows us to directly contribute to our local community and most importantly, help save the lives of children,” said Mighty Ducks goalie J.S. Giguere.

The hundreds of saves by Ducks’ goalies Giguere and Gerber thus far have helped 21st Century purchase and donate car seats for the annual statewide campaign. The insurance company will continue to donate several hundred more safety seats to underserved families at upcoming events during the year.

Actor Erik Estrada will also join fair participants to spread the word on child seat safety. Estrada, best known for his role as CHP Officer Frank Poncherello, stated, “It is a documented fact that child safety seats save lives. As a concerned parent of a young child, I urge every parent to get the right car seats for their children! As well, always make sure child safety seats are installed safely and correctly.”

Children must accompany their parent or guardian at the safety fair and inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis.

ABOUT THE MIGHTY DUCKS

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are the reigning Western Conference Champions in the National Hockey League. The team is coming off the best season in franchise history and returns a core group of players for the 2003-04 campaign. For more information about the Mighty Ducks, visit the team’s Web site at http://www.mightyducks.com

21st Century Insurance

Founded in 1958, 21st Century Insurance is a pioneer of the direct-to-consumer marketing of personal automobile insurance, serving customers in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. The company provides full service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 1-800-211-SAVE and its company Web site, http://www.21st.com. 21st Century Insurance insures more than 1.2 million vehicles in California, holds an A+ (Superior) financial rating from A.M. Best, the world’s oldest independent insurance rating and information service, and an A+ from Standard and Poors.

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CONTACT:

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

Jesse Tyler, 714-940-2962

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, CHP and 21st Century Insurance Host Car Seat Safety Program