Whenever the translucent netting that includes the Allstate “Good Hands” logo goes up in the east end zone of Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, the University of Maryland will have a chance at adding to its general scholarship fund.
Maryland is one of three new schools to partner with the Allstate Insurance Company and its “Good Hands” Field Goal Nets Program. In its ninth year, the program is one of the most famous and successful in college football.
Every time an extra point or field goal is made, money will be donated to the university’s general scholarship fund. Starting with the game against Florida International University this past Saturday, Allstate will donate $300.00 for each successful field goal and $100.00 for each successful extra point.
“Allstate is thrilled to have Maryland as a partner in the ‘Good Hands’ Nets Program, an initiative we believe will have a positive impact both out on the football field and in the classroom,” said Lisa Cochrane, senior vice president of marketing for Allstate. “We share the same passion that Maryland fans have for college football, and we will be cheering the Terrapins on to many field goals and extra points this season.”
Since 2005, Allstate has donated more than $3 million to partner schools’ general scholarship funds.
The other two new schools to join the University of Maryland in the program are Clemson University and the University of Texas. The University of Alabama, Baylor University, East Carolina University, Florida State University, Kansas State University, Ohio University, Rice University and Tulane University are some of the other schools participating in the program this college football season.
The Terps will get another chance at adding to their general education fund when they take on The Monarchs of Old Dominion University this Saturday at 4:00 P.M. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland.