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The Hanover Insurance Group to Sponsor 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Class Announcement


-Award Honors Excellence and Character-

Presentation on April 8

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that The Hanover Insurance Group, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance countrywide, will be the sponsor of the 2013 Class Announcement for the second consecutive year.

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The annual announcement will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta on Championship Monday of the NCAA Men's Final Four on April 8 at 11 a.m. EST. The announcement will be broadcast live on NBA TV and includes:

  • Former owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, Mannie Jackson announcing the 2013 winners of the Mannie Jackson – Basketball's Human Spirit Award
  • President & CEO of the Hall of Fame, John Doleva presenting the 2013 Cousy Award winner
  • Hall of Famer & HOF Chairman, Jerry Colangelo reporting on Enshrinement
  • Jim Nantz of CBS Sports announcing the Class of 2013

"We're very excited to sponsor this marquis event for the second year in a row," said Dick Lavey, senior vice president, field operations and marketing at The Hanover. "Our company has a longstanding commitment to community, youth and excellence, and it made sense to partner with an organization that inspires young people to work to achieve excellence and reach their full potential—and always doing it with integrity."

"The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes and appreciates the support of The Hanover Insurance Group as we make several exciting and newsworthy announcements at our press conference at the Final Four," said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "Our brands align perfectly in that both reflect excellence in performance and character, along with a commitment to being at the apex of our respective categories."

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the birthplace of basketball, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level - professional, collegiate, men and women. For more information on these and other upcoming events, please visit our website at www.hoophall.com or call 1-877-4-HOOPLA

About The Hanover

Founded in 1852, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) is proud to be celebrating 160 years of delivering on its promises to its agent and broker partners, and their customers. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., based in Worcester, Mass., is the holding company for a group of insurers that includes The Hanover Insurance Company, Chaucer Holdings plc., and their affiliates. The Hanover offers a wide range of property and casualty products and services to businesses, individuals, and families through a select group of agents and brokers. The company is ranked among the top 25 property and casualty insurers in the United States. Through Chaucer, the company also underwrites business at Lloyd's of London in several major insurance and reinsurance classes, including property, marine and aviation, energy, U.K. motor and casualty. For more information, please visit www.hanover.com.

Hall of Fame:
Kevin Foley, Position Sports
Media Contact

The Hanover:
Amy Banek
The Hanover

For more information:
Visit us on the web: www.hoophall.com
… on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBHOF
… on Twitter: @hoophall
… or call 1-877-4-HOOPLA

SOURCE The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

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