Volunteers from Los Angeles Dodgers and UnitedHealthcare Unveil New Walking Path at Allesandro Elementary School

September 25, 2017

UnitedHealthcare employee volunteers Isabelle Ibarra, left, and April Jones plant flowers at Allesandro Elementary School on Monday, Sept. 25. Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare worked with the LA Conservation Corps to complete a new walking path at the school (Photo Jamie Rector).

  • Project part of fifth annual “Day of Service and Play” to promote fitness

Los Angeles Dodgers alumni and staff, and UnitedHealthcare employees hosted the fifth annual “Day of Service and Play,” which took place at Allesandro Elementary School.

Volunteers worked with the LA Conservation Corps to put the finishing touches on the school’s new walking path, which includes signage, painted images and motivational phrases. The new path gives students the opportunity to be active and work toward the goal of joining Allesandro’s “100 Mile Club,” where students attempt to walk 100 miles during the school year.

Joining the volunteer effort were nominees from “The Purpose Awards @ The Streamys,” an event to honor online, social and digital creators, brands and nonprofits that make a difference in their communities. Representatives from Playworks played four square, catch and dodgeball with the students.

“We thank the Dodgers, LA Conservation Corps and Playworks for joining us in making this walking path a reality for Allesandro Elementary students,” said Robert C. Falkenberg, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of California. “By improving play places at schools throughout our communities we can empower children to participate in healthy activities and enhance their well-being.”

“The Los Angeles Dodgers and UnitedHealthcare are grateful for the opportunity to serve the communities of Los Angeles. Since 2013, our efforts have helped promote health and wellness and give children a clean, safe place to play at their schools,” said Naomi Rodriguez, vice president, external affairs and community relations, Los Angeles Dodgers.

This project is the latest in UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” program, an employee-volunteer initiative to help prevent obesity. For more information about the benefits of volunteering and to find local opportunities to get involved, visit Follow @DoGoodLiveWell on Twitter or "like" Do Good. Live Well.” on Facebook.

UnitedHealthcare serves more than 3.8 million people in California with a network of more than 360 hospitals and 100,000 physicians and other care providers statewide.

About the Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise, with six World Series championships and 21 National League pennants since its beginnings in Brooklyn in 1890, is committed to a tradition of pride and excellence. The Dodgers are dedicated to supporting a culture of winning baseball, providing a first-class, fan-friendly experience at Dodger Stadium, and building a strong partnership with the community. With the highest cumulative fan attendance in Major League Baseball history, and a record of breaking barriers, the Dodgers are one of the most cherished sports franchises in the world.

About The Purpose Awards @ The Streamys

The Purpose Awards are a collaboration between Force Multiply, pioneers of uniting celebrity influencers with brands and nonprofits in their collective social and community impact efforts, Tubefilter, founders of the Streamy Awards and the leading resource for YouTube and online video news, analysis and events, and the Ad Council, which boasts a rich 75-year history of delivering public service campaigns that address key social issues by marshaling volunteer talent from the advertising and media industries. More info:

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 or follow @UHC on Twitter.