Binghamton Mayor Richard David declared this week (week of June 5) as Security Mutual Week in the City.  In ceremonies and a press conference held outside of Binghamton City Hall on Monday the mayor announced the honor and along with Security Mutual Chairman, President and CEO Bruce Boyea and special guest, former Binghamton Triplet and New York Yankee Al Downing, raised the Security Mutual Life flag to fly over City Hall.

Security Mutual was founded in 1886.  This year the company is celebrating its 125th year of paying dividends to its policy owners.  Security Mutual is and has been part of numerous community benefits and fund-raising events.

The Jim "Mudcat" Grant Celebrity Golf Tournament will be held in August and benefits the Broome County Urban League, the Binghamton Boys and Girls Club, CHOW and the Southern Tier Food Bank.  Tuesday, June 6 is being designated as "Sock Out Cancer" Day.  Brightly colored socks are being sold with proceeds going to help in the fight against cancer with the goal to "sock out" cancer.

Al Downing is on hand this week to help promote the company's fund-raising efforts.  Downing will throw out the first pitch at Tuesday night's Binghamton Rumble Ponies home game against Richmond.  Downing was a standout with the Binghamton Triplets before being promoted to the New York Yankees.

Both Bruce Boyea and Al Downing will appear on First News on News Radio 1290 WNBF with Roger Neel at 8:35 AM Tuesday to discuss the week's events.  Over 130 managers are in Binghamton this week for the company's annual corporate meetings.