Team to Bring Awareness to UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
Team to wear special jersey for 2017 Amgen Tour of California to raise awareness for the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation / UHCCF.
Team to wear foundation logos during Tour of California
OAKLAND, Calif. – (May 1, 2017) – The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team today unveiled a new uniform that both the men’s and women’s teams will wear during the upcoming AMGEN Tour of California. The uniforms, special for this race, will feature the logos and colors of the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. The team will also place the foundation’s logo on its support equipment throughout the Tour.
This is the first time the team will change its uniforms for a nationally televised world-class event. In addition to changing their team kits, the riders will give behind-the-scenes experiences to select children and families who have received UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grants.
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child, up to a $10,000 lifetime maximum, and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness for the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation during one of America’s most prestigious cycling events,” said Thierry Attias, president of Momentum Sports Group, owners and operators of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team. “Throughout our team’s history, we have made a commitment to give back to the foundation because we believe in helping children and families. This race is the perfect way for us to highlight the foundation to everyone in the cycling community and to the fans watching at home. Both our men and women riders are proud to wear this uniform.”
Over the past seven years, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team has supported the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation in a variety of ways. The team has made cash donations, provided items for silent auctions and conducted team experiences. In all, the team has given over $400,000 in donations to the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation.
“The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation appreciates the Pro Cycling team’s continued support. We believe these new team kits and experiences will heighten awareness of the foundation and encourage more families to apply for medical grants,” said Matt Peterson, president of the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. “The dedication and desire of the riders to give back is a blessing to us, our grant recipients and their families. We can’t thank the team enough for sharing our message on such a national and world stage.”
For more information about the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation visit: www.uhccf.org