Texas Risk Management Agency, Iscential and Nationwide Insurance to Sponsor Vic Schaefer’s Coaches of Character Golf Classic in College Station, Texas

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Iscential and Nationwide are title sponsors of annual golf tournament to benefit the Hope Pregnancy Center, a ministry near and dear to Iscential CEO, Warren Barhorst’s heart.

This is a tremendous ministry that gives women an opportunity to discuss both sides, to see the alternatives and how it will impact their future. They receive education, guidance and support that they might not otherwise have.

Hope Pregnancy Center of Brazos Valley and Vic Schaefer are announcing today the companies Nationwide and Iscential as “Partners with Hope” sponsors for the Vic Schaefer’s ‘Coaches of Character’ Golf Classic.

“We are truly honored to sponsor this year's Coaches of Character Golf Classic, benefiting the Hope Pregnancy Center”, said Iscential CEO, Warren Barhorst. “This is a tremendous ministry that gives women an opportunity to discuss both sides, to see the alternatives and how it will impact their future. They receive education, guidance and support that they might not otherwise have.”

“My son was born while my wife and I were still students at A&M [Barhorst also played football on the 12th Man Kickoff team for the University]. Coach Sherrill actually had to cut me some slack for most of the off-season workouts because I was busy with ultrasounds and doctor’s appointments. Instead of heading out with the team after practice, I had to run to Lamaze classes. It was hard, no doubt about it—but I wouldn’t have changed a thing. I look into all three of my kids’ eyes and can’t imagine what my world would be like without them. My family is blessed because of the decisions we made.”

Executive Director Tracy Frank commented on Warren Barhorst’s statement by saying, “Mr. Barhorst volunteered to be part of something very special when he tried out for the 12th Man Kick Off Team. The volunteers of Hope Pregnancy Center embody that same spirit. No experience is required to serve, just the drive, motivation and perseverance to be a part of a very special team. We are thankful for his support.”

Coach Schaefer has selected Jackie Sherrill for this year’s honoree. Sherrill is a legend in the college football coaching ranks. Last August he was inducted into the Mississippi State University Sports Hall of Fame to go along with his inclusion in the Texas A&M and University of Pittsburgh shrines. He has also been selected to the Cotton, Gator and Independence Bowl halls of fame. Coach Sherrill created the 12th Man Kick Off team whose story is documented in the book “No Experience Required”.

The tournament will be held on Monday, October 1 at the Pebble Creek Country Club in College Station, Texas. Registration opens at 8:30am followed by a shotgun start at 10am; entry fee is $175 per player. Several corporate sponsorship opportunities are available and they serve as an effective way to support Hope through a fun and entertaining event. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and how you or your organization can play a key role with Coach Vic, please contact Tracy Frank at 979.695.9193 or at http://www.hope.golfreg.com.

About Iscential:
Based in Houston, Texas, Iscential is the largest Nationwide Insurance agency in the U.S. Through Nationwide and more than 30 other carriers, 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.

About Vic Schaefer
Coach Schaefer is in his first year as head coach of Mississippi State Lady Bulldog Basketball. A graduate of TAMU class of 1984, he served nine seasons at his alma mater. Schaefer is a dedicated father and husband and is married to the former Holly Davis who played collegiate basketball at Arkansas State and later served as the Assistant Women’s coach at UT-Arlington. She taught Health at A&M Consolidated Middle School where she also coached 8th grade Basketball and Track. The couple has twin teenagers, Blair Nicole and Charles Logan and currently reside in Starkville, Mississippi.

About Hope Pregnancy Center
Hope Pregnancy Center of the Brazos Valley is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides a safe and confidential refuge for those in crisis. Free services include: pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, one-on-one peer counseling, parenting and life skills classes and materials through our “earn while you learn” program. Traditionally, Hope is known as a provider of services for women, but through the years has recognized the need and developed programs for men including the popular “Dr. Dad” class. For more information about Hope visit http://www.hopepregnancy.org.

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