Magic and UnitedHealthcare Team Up for Hoops for Health Challenge

Dan Savage
Director of Digital News

August 19, 2013

ORLANDO – As part of the Orlando Magic and UnitedHealthcare’s commitment to health and wellness, the Magic recently hosted the Hoops for Health Challenge presented by UnitedHealthcare (UHC) for approximately 1,000 youth from Orange County Parks and Recreation.

The event was broken into three sessions throughout the day featuring Magic Community Ambassador Nick Anderson, the Magic Dancers, STUFF the Magic mascot and a DJ/emcee along with the youth participating. Activities for the kids included a basketball clinic, a dance party with the Orlando Magic Dancers, bounce house, pop-a-shot, water balloon station, and kickball. UnitedHealthcare provided each participant with a T-shirt.

Throughout the year, the Orlando Magic and UnitedHealthcare have partnered to engage Central Florida youth in approximately 40,000 hours of healthy, physical activity.

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. UnitedHealthcare is the title sponsor of Orlando Magic Youth Basketball Camps and also title sponsors of the community gym clinic series each summer, as Orlando Magic celebrities and camp coaching staff host 90-minute basketball clinics at each of the six Orlando Magic Orange County community gyms. The community gym clinic series, along with the other Orlando Magic youth basketball camps and clinics, are some of the nation’s premiere basketball youth programs. Coaches from the National Basketball Academy help camp/clinic participants learn the fundamentals of the game while encouraging them to experience the joy of competition.

In addition, the Orlando Magic and UnitedHealthcare also partner to provide full scholarships to attend summer basketball camps to 100 kids who would otherwise not have the means to attend.