President of Ross Insurance Agency Maureen Ross O’Connell said, “We are so grateful for the generosity of our friends and the community as a whole, for coming out in such a big way to make this event so successful."
Holyoke, Massachusetts (PRWEB) May 26, 2012
Like many local Massachusetts insurance companies, Ross Insurance Agency, Inc. is deeply involved in its community. After the passing of one of its family members and partners at the agency, Ernest J. Ross, Jr. in 2011, the team at Ross Insurance Agency set out to find a way to commemorate their beloved brother and friend while simultaneously doing good for the community he loved. For the next five years, Ross Insurance Agency will host an annual Team Ernie gold tournament in order to raise the $60,000 that the Ross family pledged the Holyoke Public Library rebuilding expansion project. The new library will feature the Ernest J. Ross, Jr. Newspaper and Periodical Room in memory of his passion for the city of Holyoke and fondness of local newspapers.
Team Ernie’s fundraising efforts began earlier this year when Ross Insurance Agency hosted a Red Sox opening day event, at which they served traditional Fenway fare and raised $500. The first Team Ernie golf tournament was hugely successful in helping Ernie’s family and friends reach their goal, as the event raised $26,312.
President of Ross Insurance Agency Maureen Ross O’Connell said, “We are so grateful for the generosity of our friends and the community as a whole, for coming out in such a big way to make this event so successful. Ernie was loved by many and it was very evident on tournament day. We are looking forward to next year’s event which will be held on May 18, 2013.”
The library rebuilding and expansion is a $14.5 million project that will benefit generations of Holyoke residents. While improving outdated structural features in the library, the project will also provide more space for public computers and children’s areas.
As one the premier Massachusetts insurance companies, Ross Insurance Agency is dedicated to serving the needs of its clients and neighbors. The agency encourages its local community to help support the library expansion project and honor their relative and friend, Ernie Ross, who spent much of his life working towards improving the city of Holyoke for everyone who lives there.
About Ross Insurance Agency; Inc.:
Proudly located in Holyoke Massachusetts, Ross Insurance Agency is dedicated to serving the insurance needs of local individuals, families and businesses. Since 1925, Ross has been committed to fostering a positive reputation for their agency; striving to emerge as a leading coverage provider, above all other Massachusetts insurance companies. Ross specializes in providing superior Auto, Home, Business, Group and Life Insurance to residents across the state; in addition to various specialty insurance solutions.