06/29/2010
Behind the Scenes
Phillies and State Farm recognize Need in Deed

"Good Neighbor" award goes to NID Executive Director

When Chase Utley knocked out a home run in the first inning of the Phillies-Cubs game on May 20th, NID Executive Director Barbara Dundon was sitting right behind home plate. The recipient of State Farm Insurance Company's "Good Neighbor" award gets VIP treatment!

State Farm and the Phillies recognize a "good neighbor" at every home game during the baseball season. Need in Deed was pleased to be singled out for this special recognition, which included a behind-the-scenes tour of Citizens Bank Park, seats directly behind home plate, a pre-game presentation on the field before a sold-out crowd of 45,000 phans and, of course, a big hug from the Phillie Phanatic.

The award was presented by State Farm agent Lori Pelligrini Henry, who manages an agency in Lafayette Hill.

During the presentation, with their backs to Phan-o-Vision, Barbara turned to Lori, and asked: "Do you think we're up there on the big board?"

Lori answered: "I don't know. I'm too nervous to look."

So Barbara turned and saw the two of them standing on the field, magnified several thousand times (or so it seemed.)

Barbara was accompanied by her own fans: husband Jack, son Geoff (who flew in from Chicago for the festivities) and NID Board member Doug MacBride, a big-time Phillies follower.