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Knoxville-Area Boys & Girls Club Youth Get Donated Helmets, Lessons in Bike Safety from UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team

UnitedHealthcare pro-cyclists teamed up with the Knoxville Police
Department Bike Unit to donate new bike helmets and provide bike safety
demonstrations to more than 150 kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the
Tennessee Valley.

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Boys & Girls Club members greet UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound as part of a fun-filled event in advance of the U.S. Pro Road, Time Trial & Criterium National Championships June 21-24 in downtown Knoxville. At the event, kids were joined by community leaders, members of the Knoxville Police Department and UnitedHealthcare pro-cyclists to help them choose their helmets and encourage them to wear their helmets when cycling (Photo: Erika Bentley).

The event encouraged healthy, active lifestyles. UnitedHealthcare
pro-cyclist Travis McCabe discussed nutrition, the benefits of exercise
and bike safety with the children, and encouraged them to attend and
cheer on all the pro-cyclists during the U.S. Pro Road, Time Trial &
Criterium National Championships June 21-24 in downtown Knoxville.

Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally and State Representatives
Bill Dunn, Eddie Smith and Jason Zachary attended the event. They joined
members of the Knoxville Police Department, UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr.
Health E. Hound and UnitedHealthcare pro-cyclists to help the Boys &
Girls Club children choose their helmets, lead healthy stretches and
provide bicycle safety demonstrations. The kids personalized their own
helmets with colorful stickers and decals to encourage them to wear
their helmets when cycling.

Learn more about the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team at www.uhcprocycling.com.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and
making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the
health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and
sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United
States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit
programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid
beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million
physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care
facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and
delivers care to people through owned and operated health care
facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses
of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company.
For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com
or follow @UHC on Twitter.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley’s mission is to enable all
young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full
potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Clubs serve
over 8,300 youth and teens in grades K-12 with quality programming all
summer and after school. There are 15 locations in Knox, Blount, Loudon
and North Anderson Counties. Club sites include: 3 school-based Clubs, 6
in traditional settings, 4 in public housing, 1 at Knox County Juvenile
Court and 1 church-based Club. Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place
for kids to learn and have fun while developing healthy relationships
with concerned and capable adults. Club programming gives young people
the tools they need to achieve academic success, live a healthy
lifestyle and develop good character. GREAT FUTURES START HERE. To learn
more, visit: www.bgctnv.org,
www.facebook.com/bgctnv
www.twitter.com/bgctnv

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