LOUISVILLE, Kentucky-The Louisville Bats, Esurance, and Big Brothers Big Sisters ofKentuckiana will recognize Hannah Duvall, a local high school senior and one of 14 Esurance Rising Star Students program winners, during a pregame presentation at Sunday's game versus the Charlotte Knights. The Esurance Rising Star Students program, which highlights and celebrates Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) participants for their outstanding service to their local communities, awards select high school students a $5,000 college stipend each, courtesy of Esurance.
Duvall plans to attend Northern Kentucky University and study exercise science. Her dream is to become a sports trainer because she loves the idea of keeping peoples' bodies healthy. Hannah credits her "Big" from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana for teaching her "no matter how tough my life gets, I must complete my goal."
The Esurance Rising Star Students program submissions included unique and inspirational stories, academic accolades, college and career plans and more, emphasizing why each individual was a "Rising Star" in his or her community. To be eligible, nominees were required to be "Bigs" or "Littles" in Big Brothers Big Sisters.
"With the help of Esurance and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, we can recognize a Rising Star Student in our community getting ready for his or her own call-up to college, and honor the student with a unique ballpark celebration," said Gary Ulmer, President of the Louisville Bats.
Last June, Esurance and Minor League Baseball announced a multi-year partnership making it the exclusive home and auto insurance partner of Minor League Baseball. Together, they created the Esurance Call-Up Worthy platform, which launched exclusively on MiLB.com and MiLB team websites. The platform celebrates the iconic moment in Minor League Baseball when a player is called up to Major League Baseball®, highlighting his journey through shareable digital and social content, such as virtual trading cards, video highlights, and the Esurance Farm Report.
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