by Lindsay Mogle

Utica, NY – The Utica National Insurance Group announced today that they have partnered with the Utica Comets and are the proud presenting partner of the Utica Jr Comets.

The partnership will focus on community involvement and will include Comets players visiting local schools for reading programs, anti-bullying campaigns, and health and wellness initiatives.

In addition, Utica National is the presenting partner of the Utica Jr Comets, the youth hockey program in which more than 200 local young athletes take part. The partnership will be highlighted each week with social media recognition on the “Utica National Player of the Week.”

“Part of the excitement of Comets hockey is what they bring to the community off of the ice, so we’re excited about the opportunity to team up with them for programs that will benefit kids in the area,” said Rich Creedon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the companies of the Utica National Insurance Group. “Being able to make a difference in our community, especially in the lives of children, is what our company has always prided itself on. This sponsorship is another way we’re doing that – and it fits perfectly with the mission of our Educational Institutions Program, which has been providing coverages and services to help schools keep students and staff safe for over 45 years.”

“We are extremely happy to partner with Utica National for the AHL Comets and our Jr. Comets,” said Adam Pawlick, Utica Comets VP and Utica Jr Comets 16U head coach. “Having one partner support both our professional athletes and youth kids is very special to us. Utica National is a terrific company, thats strives to improve our local community in the same way our organization does. We are very excited to work alongside Utica National and to grow this great partnership.”

About Utica National Insurance Group

Utica National Insurance Group is a nationally recognized group of insurance companies, providing personal and commercial insurance products and services, with the second-largest errors and omissions business in the United States. The Utica National companies sells their products through more than 2,500 independent insurance agents and employees 1,300 people countrywide. The Utica Mutual Insurance Company, the principal company of the Group, was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in New Hartford, New York, with eleven offices.