UnitedHealthcare Supports the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s Uncommon Athlete Program
By Sarah Ford on November 18, 2014
Source: 3BL Media
Nearly 100 UnitedHealthcare employees today took part in the Uncommon Athlete Day of Service at the Westport Boys & Girls Club. Volunteers helped paint, clean-up flower beds, mulch and more to help refresh the space for kids who spend time at the Club.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and its program partner, Rachel’s Challenge, jointly developed the Uncommon Athlete program to empower young athletes to be positive influences on and off the field. A central tenet of the program is the crucial role coaches play in the development of youth, not only as athletes, but into men and women who have the power to become catalysts for positive change. Youth athletes in the program are encouraged to display the following five core characteristics: perseverance, relationships, integrity, courage and leadership.
“As our Foundation continues to reach youth across the country, we always want to make sure we are taking care of the communities in our own backyard,” said Steve Salem, president, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. “We are grateful for the support of our dedicated partner UnitedHealthcare and its volunteers who are taking time to step up and help the communities they serve.”
In addition to providing volunteers for today’s Day of Service, UnitedHealthcare is helping to fund the Uncommon Athlete program and distribute Uncommon Athlete sports equipment to more than 500 young athletes in five Baltimore City Public Schools.