ING Raises More than $1 Million for Special Olympics New York

August 28, 2006 Hartford, CT Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

ING, a global financial services leader, announced it raised an additional $100,000 for Special Olympics New York at today’s 2006 Summer Golf Classic at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. This brings the total fundraising amount over the last eight years to more than $1 million. The money goes to fund sports training and competition programs that enhance lives, build skills and instil confidence in athletes who are intellectually disabled.

“This charitable event has become a tradition at ING,” said Brian Comer, President, ING Life Insurance and Annuity Company. “This Classic is more than just a day of golf at one of the country’s premier courses. It is a chance to celebrate the strength, dedication and perseverance of the Special Olympics organization and athletes who achieve impressive personal gains through sports competition. We are very proud to be a part of this event and are committed to being involved in the communities in which we work and live.”

Special Olympics New York is a privately funded not-for-profit agency that raises its annual operating budget mainly through the support of individuals, corporations and foundations. The organization does not charge athletes or their families to participate in the hundreds of athletic events organized each year across New York State.

For more information on how you can join the Special Olympics New York team of volunteers and supporters, please call 1-800-836-6976, or visit

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Caroline Campbell, ING U.S. Financial Services
(212) 309-5931

About ING

ING Group is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to more than 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of more than 113,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.

In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which include life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves more than 15 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit