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2015
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KYLE AHRENS, JAELEN SANFORD AND JESSICA NORRIS NAMED AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE "FEARLESS DREAMERS" FOR 2015

They Will Join 21 High School Stand-Outs at American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships Airing April 5 at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS

(Chicago, IL) (March 19, 2015) —Intersport and American Family Insurance today introduced Kyle Ahrens of Versailles (Ohio) High School, Jaelen Sanford from Reitz High School in Evansville, Ind., and Jessica Norris from Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Ind., as winners in the 2015 American Family Insurance "Fearless Dreamer" contest. The high school basketball standouts will join 21 other outstanding seniors (to be named next week) in the 2015 American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, produced by Intersport.

The fifth annual event will air April 5 at 3:30 p.m. ET April 5 on CBS. The event takes place April 1 at Carmel High School in suburban Indianapolis. This was the fourth year of the American Family Insurance "Fearless Dreamer" contest.

"We are honored to salute these three student athletes and their communities," said Telisa Yancy, vice president of Marketing at American Family Insurance. "Together, they've demonstrated that the path to achieving dreams takes both hard work and support. With Fearless Dreamers winning two of the three competitions at last year's event, we can't wait to see how their hard work, dedication and persistence impacts this year's contests."

Ahrens, a 6' 5", 185-pound shooting guard, was the top vote getter out of the dunkers. He already has committed to Michigan State University. A 6' 3", 175-pound guard, Sanford, earned the men's 3-point honor. He is headed to the University of Toledo. And Norris, a 5' 7" shooting guard, garnered the most votes in the women's 3-point category.

"Fearless Dreamer" is an online voting contest to determine the final roster spots for the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. It launched at HighSchoolSlam.com February 11 with 16 of high school basketball's best in each of the three categories. This year's contest generated more than 245,000 votes – the most in its history.

For more information about the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships go to www.highschoolslam.com, find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HighSchoolSlam) or follow us on Twitter (@HighSchoolSlam).

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wis.– based American Family Insurance is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 373rd on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General, Homesite and AssureStart) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web: www.amfam.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter: www.twitter.com/amfam. Google+ plus.google.com/+amfam/

About Intersport
Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment-based marketing platforms. Intersport creates unique content and experiences for clients that attract and engage passionate audiences through three divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing, Sports Properties, and Sports & Entertainment Content (for broadcast and digital media, including CelebTV.com). To learn more about Intersport, log on to www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).

News media contact:
Sandra Spann
Media Relations
(608) 242-4100, ext. 32881
sspann@amfam.com