- Team to wear foundation logos during Tour of California
OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team today unveiled a new uniform that
both the men’s and women’s teams will wear during the upcoming AMGEN
Tour of California. The uniforms, special for this race, will feature
the logos and colors of the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. The
team will also place the foundation’s logo on its support equipment
throughout the Tour.
This is the first time the team will change its uniforms for a
nationally televised world-class event. In addition to changing their
team kits, the riders will give behind-the-scenes experiences to select
children and families who have received UnitedHealthcare Children’s
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation provides medical grants to
help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or
fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan.
Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child, up to a $10,000
lifetime maximum, and do not need to have insurance through
UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness for the
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation during one of America’s most
prestigious cycling events,” said Thierry Attias, president of Momentum
Sports Group, owners and operators of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
team. “Throughout our team’s history, we have made a commitment to give
back to the foundation because we believe in helping children and
families. This race is the perfect way for us to highlight the
foundation to everyone in the cycling community and to the fans watching
at home. Both our men and women riders are proud to wear this uniform.”
Over the past seven years, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team has
supported the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation in a variety of
ways. The team has made cash donations, provided items for silent
auctions and conducted team experiences. In all, the team has given over
$400,000 in donations to the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation.
“The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation appreciates the Pro Cycling
team’s continued support. We believe these new team kits and experiences
will heighten awareness of the foundation and encourage more families to
apply for medical grants,” said Matt Peterson, president of the
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. “The dedication and desire of
the riders to give back is a blessing to us, our grant recipients and
their families. We can’t thank the team enough for sharing our message
on such a national and world stage.”
About UHC Pro Cycling Team
The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
Team is an American professional road cycling team comprised of riders
and staff from all over the world, with ambitious goals on and off the
racecourse. The men and women of the team race at the highest level all
around the world, from the wind-swept roads of the middle-east, to
century-old European road races, to fast-paced criteriums that take
place in cities and towns all over the United States. Each rider has a
different background and role within the team, but the goal on the
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team is always the same: setting a positive
example through dedication, teamwork, and a positive attitude.
Proudly representing UnitedHealthcare for the eighth consecutive year,
the team provides an opportunity to help promote the benefits of
exercise, nutrition and healthy living to individuals across the
country. A professional cyclist’s diet, training regiment, and healthy
lifestyle are good examples of the values UnitedHealthcare promotes,
along with innovation and performance, which are critically important in
the competitive sport of cycling.
Whether winning races in faraway lands, or teaching children at your
local elementary school how to safely ride a bicycle around the
neighborhood, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team aims to make a
difference, and invites you to join us on the road ahead.
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access
to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their
parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to
$5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do
not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than
13,000 grants valued at over $35 million to children and their families
across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions
from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH)
employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit www.uhccf.org.
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