Insurance brokers are not just sales agents; they’re the pillars that support local communities and the friendly faces that provide peace of mind. To succeed in the ever-challenging insurance marketplace, all brokers need to do is KEEP IT REAL!
Nothing shouts ‘keeping it real’ more than a friendly (but fiercely competitive) charity softball tournament featuring over 200 people from the brokerage community in Ontario.
Late last month, staff from 17 different brokerages gathered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, to take part in Trisura’s seventh annual charity softball tournament. Not only did they knock a few local rivalries out the park, but they also raised over $20,000 in donations for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Ontario Chapter.
Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company’s president, CEO and co-founder, Mike George, commented: “Seeing over 200 people from the brokerage community and Trisura sharing a day and giving back to the community gave me goose-bumps. It reminded me that relationships and partnerships are vitally important, and that even the fiercest of competitors can come together for a good cause. That is what’s truly important, and I wish the world would take note.
“Our core values define us as an organization and as a team. They help guide us and ground us in an increasingly complex, difficult and hostile world. And they help us keep it real.”
George is no stranger to charitable deeds. He frequently takes part in the Covenant House Executive Edition Sleep Out in Toronto, which raises awareness and money for homeless youth. After the last sleep out in November 2017, George said the insurance industry needs to “talk about what a great industry it is and what value it provides […] insurance people care and participate in tremendous events like this.”
Trisura’s annual charity softball tournament was a fun-filled day of philanthropy. Bond and construction insurance brokers, Petrela, Winter & Associates [pictured above] came away victorious, just squeezing out Masters Insurance [pictured below] in the grand final.
Here’s a full list of all the companies that took part: A.J. Gallagher, BFL Canada, Ferrari/Benson Kearley IFG, HUB International, Jones Deslauriers, Krause Edwards, Lyon & Butler, Magnes Group, Marsh Canada, Masters Insurance, McLean Hallmark, Platform Insurance, Prolink, Purves Redmond, Petrela, Winter & Associates, Totten Insurance Group, and Trisura.