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UnitedHealthcare of North Texas Partners with the Texas Legends to Fight Childhood Obesity

The Texas Legends recognized UnitedHealthcare of North Texas CEO Scott Flannery (center right) and Vice President of Account Management, Texas Small Business Cindy Goodman (center left) prior to its game on March 23.

The Frisco-based, NBA G League Texas Legends and UnitedHealthcare have teamed up for another season of tackling childhood obesity through the “Get Fit” Challenge.

The season-long wellness program incorporates education, fitness goals and healthy eating habits, while providing rewards and incentives for participants, including tickets to Texas Legends games.

The popular program has grown to include more than 10,000 kids and has seen children and their families establish healthy diets and incorporate exercise into daily habits.

The challenge has a presence throughout north Dallas, including Frisco ISD, Plano ISD, McKinney ISD, Allen ISD and Dallas ISD.

Learn more about the “Get Fit” Challenge in the video below.

UnitedHealthcare of North Texas Discusses the Future of Health Care in Garland

(far right) Scott Flannery, UnitedHealthcare of North Texas CEO, led Monday’s panel discussion. Also appearing were (from left) Ken Hutchenrider Jr., Methodist Richardson Medical Center president, Dr. Eric Beshires, family medicine physician at Baylor University Medical Center, and Jenny Williams, manager of community outreach at Baylor Scott & White Health.

UnitedHealthcare of North Texas CEO Scott Flannery joined other leading health professionals to discuss the future of health care in Garland on Feb. 26. The panel discussion was part of the Garland Chamber of Commerce’s Strong Partnerships and Relevant Knowledge (SPARK) series.

Flannery spoke about the effects of health care at the legislative level, options for the uninsured or the underinsured, the importance of having a primary care physician and the consequences of rising costs on providers, employers and consumers.

Dallas Cowboys’ Tyrone Crawford and UnitedHealthcare Donate Gym Equipment for Students at Voice of Hope Ministries

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford addresses children at Voice of Hope Ministries at a ceremony introducing new gym equipment made possible by a $10,000 donation from UnitedHealthcare of North Texas. Listening are, (l-r), Scott Flannery, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of North Texas and Edward L. Franklin, President and CEO, Voice of Hope Ministries.

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford and UnitedHealthcare of North Texas recently teamed up to donate new gym equipment to Dallas’ Voice of Hope Ministries, a non-profit organization that provides after-school and out-of-school care to low income children from pre-k to 12th grade. Crawford joined UnitedHealthcare leaders at a dedication ceremony at Voice of Hope on January 10.

(l-r) Flannery, Crawford and Franklin pose with the donation from UnitedHealthcare to Crawford’s Dreambuilders program.
Crawford helps a child use the climbing wall.
Children using the new climbing wall.
Crawford assists a child on the pull-up bars.