UnitedHealthcare and Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Donate Bicycles to Students at Safety Event with onbikes, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office 

 

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2017) – Today, students in the George W. Jenkins Family Town ‘n Country

Club afterschool program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay are taking home new bikes donated by UnitedHealthcare. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with onbikes of Tampa, is conducting a bicycle safety demonstration for students prior to the donation.Fifty bicycles and helmets are being donated to elementary and middle-school students as part of a public service campaign by UnitedHealthcare to encourage kids and teens to wear helmets. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies are helping with fitting the bicycles and helmets and teaching the students safe-riding skills.

Earlier in the day, UnitedHealthcare employee volunteers assembled the bicycles with onbikes, a Tampa nonprofit that provides local at-risk and foster children with bicycles and helmets.  

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PHOTO CREDIT:  Chris Favis

UnitedHealthcare Florida Markets CEO Greg Reidy and a team of employees volunteer Friday, October 27, 2017, to build bicycles that UnitedHealthcare is donating to elementary and middle-school students at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay. 

 

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UnitedHealthcare and onbikes of Tampa stage a bike build at the UnitedHealthcare Tampa offices Friday, October 27, 2017, assembling 50 kids bikes for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay.

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About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay

For 90 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay has been a positive force in the community; enabling young people to become productive, responsible and caring citizens through structured programming, safe learning environments and dedicated staff. With a focus on three core priority outcomes – Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Improving Character & Leadership, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay provides opportunities to build new skills that raise a Club Member’s belief that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal, social and academic accomplishments. With 12 Clubs, three Teen Centers, and six school sites throughout Hillsborough and Pasco County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay makes futures great for more than 17,000 young people each year. For more information, go to www.bgctampa.org

About onbikes

onbikes is a Tampa based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2011 when a group of friends organized a community bike ride during the winter holiday season to raise funds so at-risk children could receive their first bicycles. onbikes’ focus is to promote self-confidence, healthy living and overall well-being of at-risk children and foster kids in the Tampa Bay community while providing a fun and safe physical activity. For more information, go to www.onbikes.org

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.