UnitedHealthcare donated $10,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore for sports equipment, as part of the Step Up for Summer Sweepstakes and World Record Challenge with golf star Rory McIlroy.
The national initiative seeks to break a Guinness World Record title for the most pledges received for a health campaign in one month (June 15 – July 15, 2021), with the goal of beating the current record of 58,284. The challenge is designed to encourage all Americans to make health a priority this summer and year-round. Those who sign the pledge at UHCStepUp.com become eligible for a chance to win one of more than 100 fitness-related prizes.
As part of the campaign, UnitedHealthcare will donate $60,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to help reduce childhood obesity.
The donation to BGCMB was facilitated by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. On July 7, volunteers from United Healthcare were on hand at our Brooklyn O’Malley Club to assemble the new equipment including basketball hoop, volleyball net, air hockey table and a ping pong table. UnitedHealthcare's mascot Dr. Health E. Hound was also in attendance to debut the gear to members enrolled in our eight-week summer program.
“Encouraging healthy lifestyles is a pillar of Boys & Girls Club programming and shiny, new equipment is a terrific way to get our members excited about being active,” said Club Manager Tianda Hendricks.