Pro Cycling Team To Offer Tips And $1,000 Donation To Purchase Fitness Equipment At Local Community Center

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

According the to the United States Department of Transportation, In 2010, 18 percent of cyclists injured in motor vehicle crashes were 14 years old and younger. While this rate has decreased, obesity in children has tripled since 1980, with nearly one in every three children being overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

On Friday, UnitedHealthCare’s Pro Cycling Team, competing in Chattanooga in this weekend’s U.S. A. Pro Cycling Championship, will visit with the public from 1-2 p.m. at East Lake Community Center, to offer safety and health tips for youth and adult riders.

UnitedHealthcare has once again teamed up with Momentum Sports Group, LLC’s professional cycling team to also provide East Lake Community Center and the City of Chattanooga’s Department of Youth and Family Development, with a $1,000 donation to purchase child-friendly stationary bikes.  

“People should have every opportunity to be the best that they can be –without limitations or barriers to a healthier lifestyle such as access to fitness equipment,” said Steve H. Nelson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community & State, UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business.

Staff from the Department of Youth and Family Development, and East Lake Community Center will be on hand to accept this generous donation.  


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