In conjunction with UnitedHealthCare and CBS EcoMedia, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation –which serves to provide youth sports development programs to kids across the country – agreed to bring back the Team8 Tour campaign, the trio jointly announced Tuesday.
Initiated in 2016, the Team8 Tour movement encourages America’s youth to make healthy choices, build character and learn life lessons that are aimed at enacting future social change.
In its first year, the campaign reached more than 10,000 students and families and donated over $100,000 worth of fitness gear.
“It’s amazing to see how much was accomplished during last year’s Team8 Tour, and we are excited to build upon that success,” said Cal Ripken, Jr., Baseball Hall of Famer and Ripken Foundation Vice Chairman. “The Team8 Tour has proved the power of like-minded groups combining efforts to make a lasting impact on kids everywhere.”
As part of UnitedHealthCare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” volunteer initative, the Team8 Tour encompasses the collective vision of decreasing hunger and obesity, while also inspiring service and encouraging volunteerism.
Together, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, UnitedHealthCare and CBS EcoMedia will make their presence felt around the country in 2017.
“We look forward to building on the success of the inaugural Team8 Tour and are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to provide tools for young people to make healthier choices,” said Matt Peterson, UnitedHealthCare Social Responsibility.
Beginning Tuesday, April 25, the campaign will start with a two-day stop in Baltimore before making stops in Immokalee, Florida; Greensboro and High Point, North Carolina; Bronx, New York; Indianapolis, Indiana; Dallas, Texas; and Jersey City, New Jersey.
For more information on the Team8 Tour, visit www.Team8Tour.com.
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