Green Bay Packers linebacker Jayrone Elliott and UnitedHealthcare built a new playground at Lincoln Elementary School in Green Bay's Western Corridor neighborhood.
UnitedHealthcare donated $27,000 to Jayrone Elliott's Dreambuilders program to support the project. Employee volunteers from UnitedHealthcare assembled and installed equipment for the new 1,750-square-foot playground, and were joined by Elliott to re-open the playground to Lincoln Elementary students.
"Keeping kids active and healthy in Green Bay is important, and I couldn't ask for a better partner in this effort than UnitedHealthcare," said Elliott, the 2016 Green Bay Packers Walter Payton Man of the Year. "This new playground will give all of the students at Lincoln Elementary a fun, new place to play and stay active."
"UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Jayrone Elliot and his Dreambuilders program to promote healthy activity in the Green Bay community," said Dustin Hinton, president and CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin.
"We appreciate the generosity of Jayrone Elliott and UnitedHealthcare in making the new playground a reality," said Angela Hager, principal of Lincoln Elementary School. "The new playground is important to our school and the surrounding neighborhood. We are especially grateful that the new playground has additional features that can be enjoyed by all children, including kids with special needs."
This project is the latest in UnitedHealthcare's "Do Good. Live Well." employee volunteer initiative, whose mission is to prevent hunger and obesity, inspire service and encourage volunteerism. For more information about the benefits of volunteering and to find local opportunities to get involved, visit www.DoGoodLiveWell.org. Follow @DoGoodLiveWell on Twitter or "like" Do Good. Live Well. on Facebook.
The Dreambuilders Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with pro athletes across the country to help financially, physically and mentally-challenged kids receive the items, opportunities and equipment they need to reach their dreams.
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 @myUHC on Twitter.
Founded in 1856 with the opening of the Sale School, the Green Bay Area Public School District is more than 150 years old. A unified school district of 92 square miles, it covers the city of Green Bay, all of the village of Allouez, the village of Bellevue, the town of Scott, as well as part of the towns of Ledgeview, Eaton, Green Bay and Humboldt. More than 21,000 students attend an early education center, 25 elementary schools (4K-5), one K-8 school, one specialty school (K-8), one charter school (8-12), four middle schools (6-8) and four high schools (9-12), making it the fourth largest school district in the state of Wisconsin. For more information, visit the district website http://www.gbaps.org.