Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 28, 2012
As part of its sponsorship of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Nationwide Insurance is bringing the high-speed action to its local agents. Area Nationwide Insurance agency, Iscential will host the NASCAR Nationwide Series show car at the University of Houston on Wednesday, October 31. The interactive event will provide guests the opportunity to see the excitement of NASCAR first hand.
In planning this event, Iscential has another motive as well: giving back to the University.
“We are very involved with the University’s C. T. Bauer College of Business, and we wanted to find another way to give back,” states Iscential CEO Warren Barhorst. “We’re contributing $5 for each Facebook ‘like’ to a scholarship for the students.”
The firm has pledged to donate $5 for each Facebook “like” to the Dean’s Scholarship Fund. The total will be tracked for 48 hours after the event to encourage students to spread the word, increase the “likes”, and gain the most money for this scholarship.
Iscential is also teaming up with local restaurant, Backyard Grill, to serve up hamburgers for its guests.
“We’re heading out to host a fun event for the students and faculty and gain awareness of our agency and the services we and Nationwide provide,” says Barhorst. “Plus, it’s Halloween… so we might have some other surprises as well.”
The official show car of the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be on display as part of Nationwide’s local market activation program with its agents. Guests will have the opportunity to see a real NASCAR stock car first-hand. Guests can take a spin around the track in the Nationwide racing simulator and grab lunch and a NASCAR giveaway.
The UH pit stop will be at the following location:
University of Houston
Melcher Parking Lot
Wednesday, October 31
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the world, with more than $160 billion in assets. Nationwide ranks #104 on the Fortune 500 list. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services. For more information, visit http://www.nationwide.com.
Iscential provides a full range of risk management, insurance and financial services for families and businesses, including: auto, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life, farm, flood, commercial, Texas Workers Compensation, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services.
For more information, call 713.856.5533. To contribute to Iscential's scholarship for the University, simply “like” Iscential on Facebook before midnight on November 2.
C. T. Bauer College of Business
The C. T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C. T. Bauer College of Business.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series logo and word mark are used under license by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. NASCAR® and the NASCAR logo are registered trademarks of the National Association for Stock Auto Racing, Inc. Nationwide, On Your Side and the Nationwide Frame mark are federally registered service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.