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RECENT PROJECTS

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

#24 Playground Build with help from the Patriots!

Bridge Boston Charter School
More than 200 volunteers from the Boston area, the New England Patriots and UnitedHealthcare will come together to build an engaging and safe play space at the Bridge Boston Charter School. The 2,500 sq. ft. playground will help enhance vulnerable children's health, achievement levels and overall well-being. nearly 300 children will have an opportunity to use this new playground every year!

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

Day of Service and Play with the Dodgers

Allesandro Elementary School - Los Angeles
Los Angeles Dodgers and UnitedHealthcare teamed up for the fifth annual “Day of Service and Play.” This year’s project took place at Allesandro Elementary Schools where the LA Conservation Corps and volunteers put the finishing touches on the school’s new walking path, including adding signage and painting images and motivational phrases on the path. The path will allow students to be active and work towards the goal of joining Allesandro’s "100 Mile Club." Representatives from Playworks were also onsite and brought the power of play to the students by playing four square, catch and dodgeball.

Sept. 18-19, 2017

2017 Team8 Tour – Stops 5 & 6

New York City & Jersey City
Our  fifth and sixth stop of the 2017 Team8 Tour takes us to New York, N.Y. and Jersey City, N.J. Sept. 18-20 to provide some much needed support for two deserving organizations:
  • Bronx Academy of Letters students need a safe place with more access to fitness opportunities and healthier food options. In the Bronx Sept. 18-19 volunteers will help build a new fitness room, assist with various facility improvements and help host a "Fun and Fit" clinic with sports stations and a healthy take-home dinner for participants.
  • Jackie Robinson RBI and the Jersey City Police Department are hosting the Badges for Baseball Celebration Day in Jersey City Sept. 20 where 60-70 local youth will play in a quick ball tournament hosted by "Do Good. Live Well." Badges for Baseball is a crime prevention/mentoring program that uses sports to address the problems of at-risk youth in underserved communities. With our funding and support, volunteers will help with event logistics and provide a healthy dinner to wrap up a fun day.

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

Pack the House in Phoenix

Chase Field
As part of our mission to fight hunger, “Do Good. Live Well.” and the Arizona Diamondbacks teamed up to support Kitchen on the Street’s Bags of Hope program, which feeds more than 900 hungry children in the Phoenix area each weekend. We’re going to “Pack the House” for the fifth season in a row and provide 49,000 meals to kids in Phoenix – that’s one meal for each seat at Chase Field! On Wednesday, Aug. 9 volunteers from UnitedHealthcare participated in the first packing party of 2017 during the D-Backs game against the LA Dodgers.

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

Granting an Imagination Playground to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harlingen

Lemoyne Gardens
As part of our ongoing effort to Build Healthier Communities and decrease obesity, "Do Good. Live Well." is teaming up with KaBOOM! to give an Imagination Playground to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harlingen. An Imagination Playground is a mobile play system made up of big, blue blocks which come in many unique shapes and sizes. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harlingen chose this play system because of its dual ability to provide physical play, as well as STEM learning component. More than 1,000 Club members will have get to use the Imagination Playground each year! Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare made upgrades to the Club, including lots of fun painting projects, in preparation for the unveiling of the Club's new Imagination Playground at their annual Back to School event.

Tuesday, July 25 - Thursday, July 27, 2017

2017 Team8 Tour – Stops #3 and #4

Greensboro & High Point, N.C.
As a way to provide tools for students in underserved communities to make positive, healthy decisions, UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” initiative teamed up with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and CBS EcoMedia to create the Team8 Tour. The Team8 Tour is a national campaign aimed at encouraging young people to make healthy choices, build character and learn critical life lessons that will inspire them to be catalysts for positive social change. Stops 3 & 4 of the 2017 Team8 Tour took us to Smith High School in Greensboro, N.C. and Andrews High School in High Point, N.C., respectively.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

YMCA Improvements with Billie Jean King and the Philadelphia Freedoms

Roxborough YMCA
For the third consecutive year, UnitedHealthcare's "Do Good. Live Well." initiative and the Philadelphia Freedoms, a member of the Mylan World TeamTennis organization co-founded by Billie Jean King, are teaming up to fight hunger and obesity in Philadelphia. This year we worked together to support the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA. For every set won by the Freedoms in a home match during the 2017 season, UnitedHealthcare donated $250 to the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA as part of our "Win for the Y" promotion. During the July 18 project at the Roxborough YMCA volunteers from UnitedHealthcare provided improvements to the Y's playground and baseball field, in addition to some general maintenance support, in an effort to create a welcoming place to play. We also assisted the Freedoms with a special tennis clinic for kids who are participating in the Y's summer camp.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bringing Play to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley - Mary Markquart Center
We're all aware that America’s kids are playing less than any previous generation. Declining recess, a lack of safe places to play, overly-structured schedules and too much screen time have replaced balanced and active play…and now one in three kids is obese or overweight. As part of our ongoing effort to build healthier communities and decrease the incidence of obesity, "Do Good. Live Well." is teamed up with KaBOOM! to build our 23rd playground at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley - Mary Markquart Center in Eau Claire, WI. More than 200 volunteers from the community built an engaging and safe play space that will help enhance Club member's health and well-being. Approximately 1,700 children will have the opportunity to use this new playground annually!

Tuesday & Wednesday, May 23 & 24, 2017

2017 Team8 Tour – Stop #2

Immokalee, Fla.
As a way to provide tools for students in underserved communities to make positive, healthy decisions, UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” initiative teamed up with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and CBS EcoMedia to create the Team8 Tour. The Team8 Tour is a national campaign aimed at encouraging young people to make healthy choices, build character and learn critical life lessons that will inspire them to be catalysts for positive social change. The second stop of the 2017 Team8 Tour was in southwest Florida at Immokalee High School, a school which serves approximately 1,700 students. Nearly 100 percent of Immokalee High School students are low-income, many come from migrant families and challenging home environments. Despite the economic challenges its students often face, Immokalee High School is proud of its 90 percent school graduation rate, which is a reflection of its comprehensive academic, after-school and athletic programs. On May 23 and 24 our energetic and enthusiastic volunteers helped at Fitness & Sports Days at Immokalee High School, where we built a food pantry for students and provided support for their sports programs.

Tuesday & Wednesday, April 25 & 26, 2017

2017 Team8 Tour – Stop #1

Baltimore
As a way to provide tools for students in underserved communities to make positive, healthy decisions, UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” initiative teamed up with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and CBS EcoMedia to create the Team8 Tour. The Team8 Tour is a national campaign aimed at encouraging young people to make healthy choices, build character and learn critical life lessons that will inspire them to be catalysts for positive social change Baltimore’s Frederick Douglass High School has a rich history that dates back to 1885, and counts U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and entertainer Cab Calloway as two of many notable graduates. In an effort to create a hub of positive activity and resources for the students and the surrounding community, the school offers a number of programs and activities throughout the year. However, nutrition and hunger are two of the challenges the school faces as it’s located in a “food desert” which contributes to students eating unhealthy, processed foods. Nearly 90 percent of Frederick Douglass’ students are eligible for free and reduced lunch, and their need for healthier food options and increased physical activity is high. Our energetic and enthusiastic volunteers helped with our Nutrition & Fitness Day at Frederick Douglass, where we provided support for their sports, healthy eating and community garden programs. Visit www.Team8Tour.com to see video and pictures of the day!
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