New England Patriots, New England Revolution, UnitedHealthcare to Build Playground at Waltham Housing Authority’s Prospect

  New England Patriots, New England Revolution, UnitedHealthcare to Build
  Playground at Waltham Housing Authority’s Prospect Hill Terrace

  *Hundreds of volunteers will build a 2,576-square-foot playground in eight
  *Playground is one of three UnitedHealthcare will build along the East
    Coast in one day

Business Wire

WALTHAM, Mass. -- September 17, 2013

More than 200 UnitedHealthcare employees, the New England Patriots Charitable
Foundation and the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation will team up
with Bentley University, Brandeis University and the Waltham Housing Authority
to build a new playground at Prospect Hill Terrace.

The new 2,576-square-foot playground in Waltham will include a spiral slide,
monorail, rock-climber and many other components. The playground’s design is
based on drawings created by Waltham children who participated in a “design
day” event in July.

This is one of three playgrounds UnitedHealthcare is building today as part of
its “Do Good. Live Well.” program, an employee-volunteer initiative to help
prevent obesity. Hundreds of UnitedHealthcare volunteers will build other
playgrounds Union Beach, N.J., and Dix Hills, N.Y.

“As we work with UnitedHealthcare on our fourth playground together, we
continue to build upon our mission of encouraging children to live healthy
lifestyles,” said Josh Kraft, president, New England Patriots Charitable
Foundation. “We hope the playground will enrich the lives of children at
Waltham’s Prospect Hill Terrace and demonstrate to all involved the benefits
of volunteering.”

“UnitedHealthcare is a fantastic partner of the New England Revolution, and
we’re very excited to participate in its employee volunteer program for this
project,” said Brian Bilello, president, New England Revolution. “We look
forward to working together to construct a playground that will help the
children of Prospect Hill Terrace participate in healthy activities.”

“UnitedHealthcare’s employee volunteers are honored to help build a playground
that will give local children a safe place to play and exercise outdoors with
their friends and family,” said Stephen Farrell, president and CEO,
UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual of New England.

Prospect Hill Terrace is the largest public housing development in Waltham,
with 144 units for low-income families. The new playground will complement a
new community center also being unveiled at Prospect Hill Terrace. Bentley
University and Brandeis University students will manage the community center

“We’re happy this playground build is happening at the same time we’re
creating a new community center in Prospect Hill Terrace,” said Walter
McGuire, executive director, Waltham Housing Authority. “Its mission to
improve the lives of our residents and the greater Waltham community through
enriching and sustainable academic and social programs for children,
teenagers, and adults correlates well with this project.”

The volunteers are working with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization
dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those
who need it most. The Waltham playground, one of more than 150 such projects
led by KaBOOM this year, will be the 12th playground created by KaBOOM! and

For more information about the benefits of volunteering and to find local
opportunities to get involved, visit Follow
@DoGoodLiveWell on Twitter or "like" Do Good. Live Well. on Facebook.

About Waltham Housing Authority
The Waltham Housing is an independent Government Agency with state and federal
funding whose mission is to provide safe, sanitary, and affordable housing to
low income residents of our community and the State of Massachusetts. The
Authority owns, operates and maintains over 800 low income units at 23 sites
in the City of Waltham and subsidizes the rents of another 450 privately owned
apartments. We serve the housing needs of approximately 2500 low-income
persons within our City. To provide more than just a place to live, we partner
with other dynamic institutions such as Bentley University and Brandies
University to assist us to enhance the quality of life of our many low income
residents throughout the community. The Waltham Housing Authority has been
providing quality housing for families, elderly and disabled persons since
1949 in the City of Waltham.

About Bentley University
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated
to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical
skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make
a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences
program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed
professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic
New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of
leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the
impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and
Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and
customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately
4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430
graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement
System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.

About Brandeis University
Characterized by academic excellence since its founding in 1948, Brandeis is
one of the youngest private research universities, as well as the only
nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college or university in the country. Named for
the late Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis of the U.S. Supreme Court, Brandeis
University combines the faculty and resources of a world-class research
institution with the intimacy and personal attention of a small liberal arts

For students, that means unsurpassed access — both in and out of the classroom
— to a faculty renowned for groundbreaking research, scholarship and artistic
output. At Brandeis, professors bring newly minted knowledge straight from the
field or lab to the graduate and undergraduate classrooms. Brandeis supports
an innovative and exciting program of learning that emphasizes an
interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and the solution of real-life
problems. Undergraduates, from the very first year, enjoy leadership positions
and research opportunities typically available only to students in their third
and fourth years and graduate students. Brandeis is ranked in the top tier of
the nation's universities. Our graduates depart to pursue careers in a wide
array of fields, and advanced studies in the nation's leading graduate and
professional schools.

Located in Waltham, Mass., on 235 attractive suburban acres, Brandeis is in an
ideal location just nine miles west of Boston.

About the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit
entity created by the Kraft family to support charitable and philanthropic
agencies throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct
grants, and the donation of signed memorabilia to a variety of charitable
causes, and from Patriots players who offer their direct support by appearing
at charity functions throughout the year. Robert Kraft established the New
England Patriots Charitable Foundation when he purchased the team in 1994 as a
way for the organization to give back to the communities it calls home. The
Foundation’s primary goal is to support programs that aid the youth and
families of New England while underscoring the Kraft family’s deep commitment
to philanthropic activities in the community. Over the past 18 years, the
Foundation has made millions of dollars in donations to thousands of
non-profit organizations throughout New England and has partnered with
numerous community groups. The Foundation actively supports non-profit groups
focusing on health, education, youth fitness and community enrichment while
also implementing its own programs in those areas of focus. For more
information about the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, please visit

About the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation
The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation is the team’s 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization through which the Revolution support charitable and
philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the
form of both direct grants and in-kind donations of tickets and Revolution
memorabilia used at charity fundraisers, and through a select number of player
appearances at charity functions and educational programs. New England
Revolution Charitable Foundation assists organizations and programs by
supporting their health-and-wellness and educational campaigns and
initiatives, especially those targeting youth and those with close ties to the
game of soccer and sports. For more information about the New England
Revolution Charitable Foundation, please visit

About KaBOOM!
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they
deserve by bringing play to those who need it most. Children today spend less
time playing outdoors than any previous generation, a fact that is having
disastrous consequences on their health, achievement levels, and overall
well-being. Social entrepreneur Darell Hammond founded non-profit KaBOOM! in
1996 in Washington, D.C. with a vision of creating a great place to play
within walking distance of every child in America because children need to
play actively every day at home, in school and in their communities. Since
then, KaBOOM! has mapped over 90,000 places to play, built more than 2,300
playgrounds, and successfully advocated for play policies in hundreds of
cities across the country. KaBOOM! also provides communities with online tools
to self-organize and take action to support play on both a local and national
level. Hammond chronicles the founding of the organization and the importance
of the cause of play in his The New York Times Best Seller KaBOOM!: A Movement
to Save Play, now out in paperback. The book details how businesses and
communities can work together to save play for children across the country.
All author proceeds support KaBOOM!. Headquartered in Washington, D.C.,
KaBOOM! also has an office in San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit

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 and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with
780,000 physicians and other health care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and
other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million
people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group
(NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

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