Reading is Cool!

The Hanover Insurance Group named presenting sponsor of the Worcester Sharks Reading is Cool program
Over 20,000 students have participated in the Reading is Cool program over last seven years
WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester Sharks President Michael A. Mudd announced today that The Hanover Insurance Group has become the presenting sponsor of the Worcester Sharks Reading is Cool program.
Reading is Cool presented by The Hanover Insurance Group is a program that encourages students throughout central Massachusetts to read for at least a half hour each day, and commit to reading on a regular basis. Through the program, Worcester Sharks players and FINZ, the Sharks lovable mascot, visit classrooms in local schools, where they read to students, and help promote the importance of learning and reading as paths to lifelong achievement.
To this date, over 20,000 students throughout central Massachusetts have participated in the Reading is Cool program and the Sharks have made over 200 visits to local schools and organizations to read to students and talk about the importance of reading.
“Our company and our employees are committed to make a meaningful difference in our home community—especially in the areas education and youth. That’s why we are very pleased to work with local partners like the Worcester Sharks to help deliver programs that promote learning, and provide opportunities for families to come together and have fun, enjoying some of the unique resources that make our community special,” said Jennifer Luisa, assistant vice president, corporate community relations at The Hanover Insurance Group.
“The Worcester Sharks are committed to winning on the ice, and to helping our community to win, as well—and a winning community begins with strong schools and smart students,” said Michael A. Mudd, president of the Worcester Sharks. “We’re very proud to work with a great local partner like The Hanover Insurance Group on promoting our Reading is Cool program. We hope it will support the efforts of our local educators, and encourage children to enjoy reading and make it a part of their everyday life.”
Students, parents, and educators can learn more about the Reading is Cool program presented by The Hanover Insurance Group, including rules for participation, by visiting the Worcester Sharks website:
About The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation
The mission of The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Inc. is to improve the quality of life in communities where The Hanover Insurance Group companies have a major presence, placing a special emphasis on helping to build world class public education systems and inspiring and empowering youth to achieve their full potential.
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, Worcester, Mass., Citizens Insurance Company of America, Howell, Mich., Chaucer Holdings plc, London, 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

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