UnitedHealthcare Donates Hasbro's NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore to Encourage Physical Activity

  • This initiative, a collaboration between Hasbro and UnitedHealthcare, featuring Hasbro’s NERF products, aims to help reduce youth obesity through “exergaming” and health education
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UnitedHealthcare donated 150 NERF Energy Game Kits to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore as part of a national initiative to encourage young people to become more active through "exergaming." Irene Myers-Thompson, wellness director, UnitedHealthcare Mid-Atlantic, was joined by City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, Councilmember Sharon Green Middleton, and Delegate Angela Gibson as Andrew Hoxie, a forward with the Baltimore Blast led Club members through exercises and drills to showcase the activity tracker and mobile game. Throughout 2017, UnitedHealthcare will deliver a total of 10,000 NERF ENERGY Game Kits to elementary schools and community organizations across the country, enabling children ages six to 12 to receive the kits at no cost. (Video by: Anita Sen)

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BALTIMORE--()--UnitedHealthcare delivered 150 NERF ENERGY Game Kits, a limited-release game that tracks physical activity and rewards kids for being active, to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore this afternoon. The donation is part of a recently launched national initiative between Hasbro and UnitedHealthcare, featuring Hasbro’s NERF products, that encourages young people to become more active through “exergaming.”

Throughout 2017, UnitedHealthcare will deliver a total of 10,000 NERF ENERGY Game Kits to elementary schools and community organizations across the country, enabling children ages six to 12 to receive the kits at no cost.

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 @myUHC on Twitter.

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Contacts

UnitedHealthcare
Bradley Alexander, 804-267-5320
brad_alexander@uhc.com
or
Hasbro, Inc.
Jen DeAngelis, 401-727-6833
jen.deangelis@hasbro.com

Release Summary

UnitedHealthcare delivered 150 NERF ENERGY Game Kits, a limited-release game that tracks physical activity and rewards kids for being active.

Contacts

UnitedHealthcare
Bradley Alexander, 804-267-5320
brad_alexander@uhc.com
or
Hasbro, Inc.
Jen DeAngelis, 401-727-6833
jen.deangelis@hasbro.com