Local New York Life Office Sponsors 2nd Annual Comfort Zone Camp Charity Golf Classic

Golf Tournament Featuring Senior PGA Tour Member Keith Clearwater to Support Bereavement Services for Grieving Children

Raleigh, NC, September 18, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Paul Holmes, managing partner for the Raleigh office of New York Life Insurance Company (http://www.raleighnyl.com), has announced that the Raleigh office will sponsor the upcoming 2nd Annual Comfort Zone Camp Charity Golf Classic, which will take place on Monday, Sept. 19 at the Brier Creek Country Club. Aiming to bring community awareness, funding and support for bereavement services to children who have lost a family member, the golf classic will ensure that Comfort Zone Camp remains free to all children. Senior PGA Tour member Keith Clearwater will host a clinic the morning of the tournament following registration, which begins at 10:30 a.m.

Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit bereavement camp supporting children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. The camp, which is free for children, includes confidence building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation associated with grief. Comfort Zone Camps are offered to children ages 7-17 and are held year-round in North Carolina.


“The Raleigh New York Life office is honored to sponsor the Comfort Zone Camp golf tournament to raise awareness about the issue of childhood bereavement and provide assistance to ensure that this wonderful camp remains free for children,” said Holmes. “Through this tournament we will be able to send more than 100 grieving children to the upcoming Comfort Zone Camp in the first weekend in December in Wake Forest.”

- For more information on Comfort Zone Camp in North Carolina, visit http://www.czcnc.org.

About New York Life:
New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any life insurer by all four of the major credit rating agencies. Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as institutional and retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life’s website at http://www.raleighnyl.com for more information.

*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, May 5, 2011. See www.money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune for methodology.
**New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.

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