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Crane Takes Aim at Fairways and Fundraising

With plenty of incentive, Ben Crane has been hitting a lot of fairways lately.
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March 28, 2011


NEW ORLEANS—St. Bernard Project has been tirelessly working to help solve the enduring housing and mental health needs in this city because of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and, more recently, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Ben Crane intends to help ease some of the suffering. Since the Farmers Insurance Open in January and running through the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, a tournament that begins next month, Crane and Zurich Financial Services Group will donate $100 to SBP for every fairway Crane hits during that three-month stretch.

So far, Crane has helped raise nearly $11,700.

Since 2006, SBP has served those most in need in the New Orleans area by rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina, providing a free high-quality mental health and wellness care clinic, and offering job training in residential construction.

St. Bernard Project serves those most in need by rebuilding homes, providing a free, high-quality, mental-health and wellness-care clinic and job training in residential construction.

“We are extremely thankful that Ben and Zurich have generously agreed to help our efforts to rebuild the lives of those who were impacted by Katrina and, more recently, the oil spill,” said Zack Rosenburg, co-founder of SBP. “Last season, Ben finished ninth on the TOUR in driving accuracy, so we hope and expect Ben to maintain his excellence in hitting the fairways this year.”

Since the beginning of this season, Crane has sported the SBP logo on his golf bag. He said there is a good reason why he selected SBP as one of the causes he supports.

“Right after Katrina, my father, brother and I traveled to New Orleans to help rebuild housing, and that's where my support for the city started,” Crane said. “With Zurich's generosity, I'll do everything I can to raise as much money as possible for the St. Bernard Project.

Click here to track Crane’s progress and find out how to get involved.



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