ATLANTA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--It was a party with a purpose as hundreds of Assurant employees convened in the courtyard of the company’s Miami campus on Friday, Oct. 18 to play video games on their mobile devices. In the process of raising money for the United Way, the 685 game-playing employees also set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s largest mobile gaming party.
“We’re proud of our employees for their commitment to the United Way and the community”
“We’re proud of our employees for their commitment to the United Way and the community,” said Manuel Becerra, president of the Assurant Solutions Mobile Services business, which provides mobile device and data protection for mobile operators worldwide. “This event was a wonderful way to leverage the power and fun of mobile technology to support an organization that we believe in.”
Employees paid a minimum donation of $3 to participate in the mobile gaming party, and more than 841 tickets were sold prior to the event. The Assurant Foundation will match the employee donations made through this fundraising event.
Assurant has been a part of the Miami community since 1948 and enjoys a longstanding relationship with the United Way. The company’s mission as a corporate citizen stresses the importance of giving back to the communities where our employees live and work and supporting worthwhile organizations that help those in need. Assurant provides continued support of The United Way through volunteer activities, sponsorships and fundraising events.
The previous largest mobile phone gaming party involved 510 participants and was achieved by Bharti Airtel Ltd - Team Karnataka in Mangalore, India, on April 5, 2013. Certification from Guinness is still pending for Assurant.
Assurant embraces a core set of enduring values: Common Sense, Common Decency, Uncommon Thinking and Uncommon Results. The approximately 14,500 employees of Assurant strive to provide superior service to customers and clients, while improving the quality of life in local communities where we live and work. The Assurant Foundation extends that commitment by providing financial assistance to designated nonprofit organizations that focus on health and wellness, homes and property or help in the hometowns where we operate.
Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $29 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. www.assurant.com