Allstate Batten Insurance Services donated $4,000 to the Charlotte Hans Softball Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Village Park in Wellington.
The agency, owned by Ann-Marie Batten, is the first corporate sponsor to get involved with the event that benefits Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office families who have encountered hardships. This year’s proceeds benefit Deputy Christopher Mamone, whose wife is battling cancer.
“As a longtime Palm Beach County resident, I’ve got several close friends who are deputies, and I’m proud to have my company support this wonderful effort to provide for PBSO families who may be going through very difficult times. This is a very emotional event,” Batten said. “It was wonderful to spend the day at the park. We were proud to sponsor District 8’s team and handed out water bottles during the games. We also had a lot of people participate in our 50-50 raffle, which raised an additional $200 for the event.”
The Charlotte Hans Softball Challenge began in 2009 to benefit Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Hans’ wife, Charlotte, who was fighting cancer. In honor of Charlotte, the softball challenge has become an annual event. Each year, a PBSO employee or immediate family member who has been overwhelmed by illness or has been a victim of a tragic event is chosen to be the recipient of 100 percent of the event’s earnings.
Allstate Batten Insurance Services is a full-service insurance agency located at 10130 Northlake Blvd. in the Shoppes at Ibis. Batten has worked with Allstate for more than 13 years.
ABOVE: Ann-Marie Batten (right) with the Mamone family.