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UnitedHealthcare Sponsors 2019 Special Olympics Texas Winter Games

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas was again a proud sponsor of the Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Winter Games. 2019 marks UnitedHealthcare’s fourth year as a Year-Round Co-Sponsor, demonstrating support for SOTX and its shared mission of helping Texans live healthier lives.

Participation in 26th annual winter games was at an all-time high for SOTX. More than 2,600 children and adult athletes competed in the weekend’s bowling, volleyball and powerlifting events.

Photo Credit: Special Olympics Texas
Photo Credit: Special Olympics Texas

UnitedHealthcare Volunteers at 2017 Special Olympics Texas Winter Games

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas handed out promotional items at the games.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas handed out promotional items at the games.

UnitedHealthcare blue was featured prominently during the 24th annual Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Winter Games in Austin Feb. 2-5. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas (UHC) volunteers flooded event venues to help with competition as the health plan began its second year as a statewide sponsor of SOTX.

SOTX shares a similar mission of helping Texans live healthier lives and serving its communities.

UHC volunteers handed out towels to nearly 2,700 children and adult athletes during the volleyball, bowling and powerlifting events, and ensured every competitor went home with a handmade scarf knitted by volunteers from across the U.S.

Athletes were provided voluntary, free healthcare screenings through Healthy Athletes®, the world’s largest provider of medical services to people with intellectual disabilities. The 779 health screenings recorded eclipsed the largest amount of screenings ever provided at a SOTX Winter Games by nearly three times.

UnitedHealthcare will provide volunteer support at more than 500 SOTX area competitions in 2017.

Dr. Health E. Hound met athletes.
Dr. Health E. Hound met athletes.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas CEO Don Langer (back) helped distribute handmade scarves to athletes.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas CEO Don Langer (back) helped distribute handmade scarves to athletes.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Backs Texas Women

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Recently, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas proudly sponsored the Texas Conference for Women, one of the year’s biggest events celebrating women. The inspiring one-day event in Austin, now in its 17th year, provided more than 7,000 women an opportunity to network, learn and grow, both personally and professionally.

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Volunteers made scarves for Special Olympics Texas athletes at the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan exhibition booth. Each athlete will receive a scarf during the Special Olympics Winter Games in 2017, continuing a nearly 10-year tradition.

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The booth also encouraged attendees to participate in or donate to campaigns that help Austin families in need.

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Marian Cabanillas, President of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, served as an honorary guest speaker.

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Jillian Hamblin, COO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, (left) moderated a session with Wendy Wecksell, CEO of I AM THAT GIRL, a program teaching young women to work together in order to bring out the best versions of themselves.

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International human rights attorney Amal Clooney inspires women.

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Soccer superstar Abby Wambach spends time with Special Olympics Texas athletes who attended the conference.

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