HealthPlus Amerigroup Gives $20,000 to Improve Children's Lives
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 20, 2013
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Amerigroup, a wholly owned
subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., today announced its subsidiary HealthPlus, an
Amerigroup Company, granted $20,000 to the Claudio Reyna Foundation to help
provide soccer training, tutoring and mentoring to underserved youth,
primarily in the urban regions of New York and New Jersey.
The funds will be used to provide coaches, children's uniforms and equipment,
and will help support special events including the New York Film and
Entertainment Soccer Tournament and the Steve Nash Foundation's Showdown in
"The Claudio Reyna Foundation stands as a positive role model for children to
live healthier lives in its efforts to provide a safe, fun outlet for
children," said Jack Stephenson, chief operating officer of HealthPlus
Amerigroup. "The Company has been a long-time partner of the foundation and is
constantly searching for ways to help local residents stay healthy and
"HealthPlus Amerigroup has been with us since 2008, and the partnership gets
better each year," founder Claudio Reyna said. "Their support has allowed us
to make a positive impact on the lives of underserved children throughout New
York City. We couldn't be more proud to be associated with them and grateful
for the help they have given the community."
Recently, HealthPlus Amerigroup teamed with the Claudio Reyna Foundation to
distribute coats in Brooklyn, New York. More than 1,500 coats were distributed
to individuals who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy last fall. The recipients
were also were able to meet Reyna, a former professional soccer player in
Europe and New York who represented the United States in four World Cup
tournaments and two Olympic appearances.
Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., is the largest
company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially
vulnerable Americans. Currently serving approximately 2.7 million members in
13 states nationwide, Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that
improve health care access and quality for our members, while proactively
working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Together with
WellPoint's affiliated health plans, we serve more than 4.5 million
beneficiaries of state sponsored health plans in 20 states, making us the
nation's leading provider of health care solutions for public programs.
Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or
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