“WellCare is committed to supporting and investing in our children’s future,” said David McNichols, president, WellCare of Florida.
Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) September 03, 2013
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) recently donated $35,000 to the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs for initiatives designed to improve the health and wellbeing of children across Florida. The donation will be used to host three health education events, and will fund eight community garden programs and five scholarship awards.
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Florida thank WellCare for their continued support,” said Daniel Lyons, executive director, Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs. “More than 135,000 Florida children pass through the clubs' doors each day, and with the help of WellCare and others, we are able to equip them with what they need to become healthy, fit and successful adults.”
WellCare’s donation will be used to host health events that give club members the opportunity to participate in physical and educational activities, including obstacle courses and nutritional counseling. The donation will also help eight Florida Boys & Girls Clubs plant gardens to provide vegetables for cooking classes focused on healthy food preparation. Additionally, the Boys & Girls Clubs will use WellCare’s donation to present five children with $500 Youth of the Year scholarship awards.
“WellCare is committed to supporting and investing in our children’s future,” said David McNichols, president, WellCare of Florida. “Through our partnership with the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, we hope to improve children’s lives by helping them learn healthy habits that stay with them for a lifetime.”
In Florida, WellCare offers eligible members of WellCare's Staywell Kids and HealthEase Kids plans scholarships that apply toward the cost of membership to their local Boys & Girls Clubs. For more information about the scholarships, members can visit https://florida.wellcare.com/member.
As of June 30, 2013, WellCare serves approximately 79,000 Medicare Advantage plan members, 478,000 Medicaid/CHIP plan members and 39,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Florida. Approximately 84,000 members are children enrolled in WellCare’s Staywell Kids and HealthEase Kids plans.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind, and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 2.8 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2013. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com.
About Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs
The primary mission of the Florida Alliance is to raise and sustain funding for 238 Boys & Girls Clubs statewide to help them enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. In addition, to seek and secure resources for Clubs as they work to positively impact the lives of 160,000 Club members with an emphasis on garnering resources for programs that result in measurable outcomes in the areas of successful academic achievement, life aspirations and juvenile crime reduction. For more information about the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, visit http://www.floridaalliance.org.