UnitedHealthcare Pro Cyclists and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Activities League Help Educate Youth about Cycling and Helmet Safety

  • UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team members donate 50 bikes and 50 helmets to students prior to the start of the Amgen Tour of California, which begins this weekend
  • May is National Bike Month
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Members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department’s Sheriff's Activities League, Sheriff’s Bike Unit, UnitedHealthcare employees and Pro Cycling Team members today delivered 50 bike helmets, 50 bikes and a bike safety lesson to students at Pacific Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., in advance of the Amgen Tour of California. As part of National Bike Month, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Bike Unit checked each student’s bike and helmet for the appropriate fit, provided general road safety tips and helped students decorate their helmets (Video: Kevin Herglotz).

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.--()--Members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department’s Sheriff's Activities League, Sheriff’s Bike Unit, UnitedHealthcare employees and Pro Cycling Team members today delivered 50 bike helmets, 50 bikes and bike safety lessons to students at Pacific Elementary School in Sacramento, in advance of the Amgen Tour of California.

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team members Daniel Eaton and Tanner Putt discussed nutrition, the benefits of exercise and bike safety with the students. As part of National Bike Month, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Bike Unit checked each student’s bike and helmet for the appropriate fit, provided general road safety tips and helped students decorate their helmets. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Activities League encouraged kids to stay active and ride safely.

Instructional public service videos featuring UnitedHealthcare’s Pro Cycling Team are featured on the Ride

Healthy section of the website www.uhcprocycling.com.

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.

About Sacramento County Sheriff's Department’s Sheriff's Activities League

SAL bridges the gap between law enforcement, kids, and the community through sports and instructive activities, and by establishing mentoring relationships. Our mission is to develop productive citizens, build character, and prevent crime. For more information, visit Sacramento Sheriff’s Activities League at www.ssdsal.org

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Contacts

UnitedHealthcare
Matt Rodriguez, 714-252-0479
matt.rodriguez@uhc.com
or
Sheriff’s Activities League
Sgt. Cary Trzcinski, 916-627-5606
ctrzcinski@sacsheriff.com

Release Summary

UnitedHealthcare pro cyclists and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Activities League help educate Pacific Elementary School students about cycling and helmet safety.

Contacts

UnitedHealthcare
Matt Rodriguez, 714-252-0479
matt.rodriguez@uhc.com
or
Sheriff’s Activities League
Sgt. Cary Trzcinski, 916-627-5606
ctrzcinski@sacsheriff.com