May 26, 2017

Farmers Mutual’s Walz Named 2017 CSG

Honorary Chairman


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LINCOLN, Neb. (May 26, 2017) — The Nebraska Sports Council (NSC) has announced that Farmers Mutual of Nebraska CEO Mark Walz has been named the  Honorary Chairman of the 2017 Cornhusker State Games.

The title of Honorary Chairman is generally reserved for the leader of a long-time sponsor of the Games.  Farmers Mutual of Nebraska supports the Games at the highest level (Platinum) and has been a sponsor since 1987.  Two of Walz’ predecessors at Farmers Mutual, Larry Frazier and Byron Boslau, served as honorary chairmen in previous decades.

“It is my privilege, on behalf of our 240 employees and over 1,100 independent professional insurance agents representing Farmers Mutual of Nebraska throughout the entire state, to represent the Sponsors and Volunteers of the Cornhusker State Games as the 2017 Honorary Chairman. I strongly encourage all Nebraskans, regardless of age or ability, to participate and enjoy the 2017 Cornhusker State Games,” Walz said in a written statement.

Farmers Mutual, founded in 1891, is the leading insurer of farms in both Nebraska and South Dakota, and is the largest Nebraska-based insurer of homes, farms and automobiles in Nebraska.  Walz, a Lincoln native and Lincoln East graduate, has participated in both swimming and triathlon in the Cornhusker State Games. 

The 2017 Cornhusker State Games take place July 21-30 with competition in more than 60 sports at venues in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities.  Registration is open and officials reported Thursday that entries are well ahead of 2016 numbers on the corresponding date-before-deadline.  More than 12,000 athletes of all ages and abilities are expected to participate.

Learn more about Farmers Mutual of Nebraska at FMNE.com. Register or find more information about the Cornhusker State Games at CornhuskerStateGames.com. 

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