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Allstate Foundation supports leadership growth among Delaware high school students

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 - The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association [DIAA] and Special Olympics Delaware [SODE] are proud to announce the continued support of the Allstate Foundation for their 2018 Student Leadership Conference, which is being held today at Delaware Technical Community College.  Approximately 35 schools and 200 students and adult leaders from across Delaware will participate in the program. 


“Our goal is to provide students with activities, speakers and practical experiences to help them learn and hone their leadership skills.”, said Tommie Neubauer, the Executive Director of the DIAA.  “We are very thankful for the support from the Allstate Foundation and their desire to help us grow and develop this conference”


Students will attend various breakout sessions that will cover various topics such as: Leadership Development, Planning/Organization, Unified Sports and Responsible Social Media. One focused outcome for students will be in recognizing the importance to accept, include and value people with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of life, and thereby promoting the expansion of Special Olympics Unified Sports in Delaware where high school students with and without disabilities can train and compete on the same team in officially sanctioned DIAA sports.


“The Allstate Foundation is very proud to support this phenomenal effort involving DIAA and SODE and our Delaware student athletes,” said Caitlyn Barron, Allstate spokesperson.  “We believe a lifelong commitment to positively impacting the community begins at a young age and we hope the athletes will return to their schools inspired to lead and empower other students to take on similar projects to better their communities.” 


About The Allstate Foundation Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit


Media Contact: Tommie Neubauer, DIAA, 302-857-3365