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UnitedHealthCare partners with KaBOOM! And El Pomar Biys & Girls Club to build a playground for kids


Kids can now safely play during their after-school hours, thanks to the initiative taken by UnitedHealthCare, KaBOOM! and El Pomar Biys & Girls Club.

Thanks to UnitedHealthCare’s employees and 200 resident-participants from the Colorado Spring area, children will have a new playground facility at the El Pomar Boys & Girls Club, located in the Pikes Peak Region.
Measuring a neat 2400 square feet, the playground will include a Tree Climber, Cozy Cocoon, Tic-Tac-Toe and lots more. It is interesting to note that the design of the playground is based on the drawings created by children from El Pomar Boys & Girls Club who joyfully participated in a “design day” event during June this year. Thanks to the new playground this year, more than 250 children can have a gala time playing in safe and modern environment in Colorado Springs this year.
Volunteers will be working with a national non-profit-organisation, KaBOOM! and together they will create and help build an active balanced life for children. This will be KaBOOM!’s 2,643rd playground that it has organized and built. Since 1996, KaBOOM! Has partnered with UnitedHealthCare and have co-organised and created 17 such playgrounds.
“We’re incredibly grateful to UnitedHealthcare, KaBOOM! and all the volunteers for their help in bringing the joy of play to our Club. We’re thrilled to have this new, beautiful playground that will benefit hundreds of children for years to come,” said James Sullivan, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pikes Peak Region.
Tim Ray, the Midwest sub-region’s VP of UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans, said, “UnitedHealthcare is honored to help build a playground with a nonprofit partner who has a strong track record of serving military families. We believe the new playground at the El Pomar Boys & Girls Club will help inspire these children to participate in healthy activities by playing and exercising outdoors.”
This playground will be part of UnitedHealthCare’s “Do Good. Live Well ” program. The “Do Good. Live Well” is an employee-volunteer initiative designed to help prevent obesity.
UnitedHealthcare serves more than 1.1 million people across Colorado through its Medicare and TRICARE businesses. UnitedhealthCare has a network of 107 hospitals and more than 20,300 physicians and health care providers statewide.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pikes Peak Region
The Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region (BGCPPR) has been serving the community since 1888. It has done so by proving teens and children with a safe place to play, learn and grow, every day, for their after school, hours. It is the oldest club on the west of the Mississippi River and the eighth oldest Club amongst the 4,000 worldwide.
Every year, BGCPPR serves around 3,500 local youth with its nationally acclaimed programs which focus on life skills and on matters related to character development, health and education.

About KaBOOM!
KaBOOM! is a national NPO dedicated to providing kids, especially those coming from financially challenged backgrounds, with a balanced and an active lifestyle, which is designed to make them thrive.
Since its inception in 1996, it has collaborated with various partners to open and improve more than 16,300 playgrounds. It has done so thanks to a million volunteers who have willingly served more than 8.1 million kids.

KaBOOM! Designs and creates spaces in which children can play and get inspired; through these efforts it helps support productive lives and promotes national discussion on the importance of play and fostering healthy lives.
References: Businesswire.com