Humana will honor three senior athletes as Humana Game Changers for
their spirit and determination
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As a reflection of its commitment to help people achieve their best
health, Humana (NYSE: HUM) has announced its official sponsorship of the
2016 South Florida Senior Games, a series of sporting events held for
adults 50 and older from the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale region. The events
will be held Oct. 28 to Nov. 6 in various venues throughout Miami-Dade
and Broward counties.
As part of its sponsorship, Humana is honoring two senior athletes as
Humana Game Changers, inspirational individuals who exemplify lifelong
well-being through their spirit of determination, personal strength and
dedication to their sport.
The 2016 South Florida Humana Game Changers are:
- Ileana Alvarez-Builla, 64, of Miami, Florida: table tennis
- Joann Sampson, 75, of Hallandale Beach, Florida: track & field
“Our Humana Game Changers, as well as all senior athletes participating
in the South Florida Senior Games, prove that staying active and healthy
is attainable at any age if you have the determination,” said Fernando
J. Valverde, M.D., Humana regional Medicare president for South Florida.
“They all serve as an inspiration to Humana associates and our members.
It’s our honor to support them in their health journey.”
The senior athletes will compete in various sports, including cycling,
dominos, foot golf, golf, judo, pickleball, powerlifting, road race,
swimming, table tennis, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
“Humana supports our mission and our athletes by spotlighting the
importance of focusing on health and well-being as we age,” said Jose
Rodriguez, director of the South Florida Senior Games. “We look forward
to the start of a great journey together.”
South Florida Senior Games athletes will compete to qualify for the
statewide Florida Senior Games in December. Athletes compete at their
state games to qualify for the National Senior Games presented by
Humana, which will take place June 2 to 15 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Additionally, Humana has a “Bold Goal” to improve the health of the
communities it serves by 20 percent by 2020. This goal is centered
around communities and partnerships in breaking down the barriers that
make health hard. Broward County is one of the places nationally where
Humana is currently spearheading this community health initiative.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and
well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their
best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The
company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and
clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change,
proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we
serve across the country.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the
Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com,
including copies of:
- Annual reports to stockholders
- Securities and Exchange Commission filings
- Quarterly earnings news releases
- Calendar of events
- Corporate Governance information.
Nancy A. Hanewinckel,