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Tuesday & Wednesday, April 25 & 26, 2017

2017 Team8 Tour – Stop #1

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 to see video and pictures of the day!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fighting Childhood Hunger with the Magic

Amway Center, Orlando
We teamed up with the Orlando Magic for the fifth consecutive year to help feed children in central Florida. More than 100 of our employees joined Magic players, cheerleaders and staff to assemble packs of food to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida's High Five Kids Pack Program, which benefits 12,000 underserved children in the tri-county area.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cactus Bowl Field Dedication

Pueblo Del Sol Middle School
We unveiled the Cactus Bowl playing field, which was donated to Pueblo Del Sol Middle School in Phoenix. This project is in conjunction with the $100,000 grant that “Do Good. Live Well.” and Fiesta Bowl Charities gave Playworks which helped them expand their work to 50 schools and nearly 35,000 students.

Thursday, Feb. 23. 2017

Mural Unveiling

Alta E. Butler Elementary
Before playing in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl, the Ohio State Buckeyes dedicated some of their time to collaborate with volunteers from Playworks and UnitedHealthcare as part of the latter’s “Do Good. Live Well.” volunteer initiative. The players were part of a fun-filled day where they worked with students, families and administration from Alta E. Butler Elementary to help beautify their school, including the painting of a large-scale mural. More than 130 individuals, lead by artist, Francisco Garcia, worked to paint the mural at Alta E. Butler Elementary. In preparations for the mural, Garcia trained a design team of five high school students from the Desiderata Alternative Program in Phoenix. After feedback from the school and community, the design team finalized the mural and created the outline used on paint day. Since paint day, Garcia and more than 30 community members have spent 150 hours finalizing the mural they hope will be a source of pride for the school and community for years to come. This project is a part of a grant awarded to Playworks by Fiesta Bowl Charities and UnitedHealthcare which expanded Playworks services to 35,000 students in Arizona.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

School Beautification at Alta E. Butler Elementary – Phoenix – 12.28.16

Alta E. Butler Elementary, 3843 W. Roosevelt St, Phoenix AZ
In addition to setting the Longest High Five Chain World Record last month, and as part of our partnership with the Fiesta Bowl, UnitedHealthcare volunteers had the opportunity to join Ohio State players and the families of Butler Elementary in sprucing up their outdoor play space. With the assistance of Playworks and Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, we painted a new mural, update four-square, hop-scotch and tetherball courts, sidewalk paintings and much more!  

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Harry Chapin Food Bank Mobile Pantry Food Distributions

Bonita Springs Lions Club
The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida partners with more than 150 agencies that provide direct services to those in need, including church food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, disaster relief agencies and more. They provide food for more than 28,000 individuals each week, and last year alone distributed 20.4 million pounds of food, provided 17 million meals, and turned every $1 into $6 worth of food for those in need in southwest Florida. As part of our mission to fight hunger, UnitedHealthcare provided support to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and fund a series of five mobile pantry distributions during into the holiday season.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

#22 Playground Build!

Crisis House - El Cajon, Calif.
More than 200 volunteers from the El Cajon community in California and UnitedHealthcare came together to build an engaging and safe play space at Crisis House Community Resource Center. The 2,500 sq. ft. playground will help enhance vulnerable children's health, achievement levels and overall well-being. More than 1,000 children and families will have an opportunity to use this new playground every year!

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Breaking a World Record in Phoenix!

Avondale Middle School Field
The Fiesta Bowl Charities, Playworks, employee-volunteers from UnitedHealthcare, and third through eighth-grade students from the Avondale School District set the Guinness World Record for the World’s Longest High-Five Chain. The event took place on the field at Avondale Middle School in Avondale, Ariz. The previous record was set on Dec. 4, 2015, by 2,711 participants at Sacred Hearts High School in Taiwan. 3,473 children from Avondale broke that record and now hold the Guinness World Record for the World’s Longest High-Five Chain. In addition to partnering on the World Record attempt, Fiesta Bowl Charities and UnitedHealthcare together awarded Playworks of Arizona a $100,000 grant that helped them expand their work to 50 schools, serving close to 35,000 students this year. Fiesta Bowl Charities will also donate the 2016 Cactus Bowl playing field to a school in the Valley. Included in the donation, made possible by UnitedHealthcare, is the installation of the field, a scoreboard and more.  

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Meals for Minds Mobile Pantry Food Distribution

Northgate Elementary School
Kids can’t learn if they're hungry. Because of this, we partnered with Food Lifeline, a nonprofit organization which supplies food to different food banks across western Washington, to put a mobile food pantry in one of Seattle’s most in need schools. At Seattle’s Northgate Elementary 75 percent of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch, which means getting enough healthy food is a daily challenge for a majority of families at the school. Thanks to the Meals for Minds program it is now easier for these families to get the nutritious and kid-friendly foods they need. Food Lifeline operates an in-school monthly food bank for Northgate’s students, where families fill up grocery bags with 22 pounds of carrots, macaroni & cheese, milk, chicken hot dogs and other kid favorites right at school. Food Lifeline is able to bring the Meals for Minds program to Seattle because of our affiliation with Feeding America. Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare volunteered to help with the mobile pantry food distribution at Northgate Elementary School.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Sacking Hunger in South Florida

Feeding South Florida Warehouse, Pembroke Park, Fla.
We teamed up with the Miami Dolphins and Feeding South Florida for the third consecutive year to help fight hunger in South Florida. During the 2016 NFL season, we're sponsored the Dolphin’s “Sack Hunger” program where we donate 1,200 meals for every sack by the Dolphins’ defense. To make an even bigger difference in our efforts to “Sack Hunger,” more than 100 UnitedHealthcare volunteers joined Dolphins players and staff to help sort and pack food at the Feeding South Florida warehouse.  
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