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ARTICLE Mississippi Golf Tournament Raises $25,000 for UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (Oct. 28, 2011) – Golfers from across Mississippi and the Gulf States region have raised $25,000 to help children in need of financial assistance for medical services that are not covered, or not fully covered, by a family's commercial health insurance plan.

The money was raised at the 2011 UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation Golf Classic at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club on Oct. 10. The tournament was hosted by the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) with generous sponsorship support from area corporations, hospitals and businesses.

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) Mississippi Golf Classic

Golfers at the 2011 UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) Mississippi Golf Classic pose for a picture before hitting the links at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club on Oct. 10 in Philadelphia, Miss. The tournament raised $25,000 for UHCCF, which provides child medical grants to families in Mississippi and nationwide.

Sponsors of the 2011 UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation Golf Classic in Mississippi included Stewart Sneed, Hewes Bancorp South Insurance, the Platinum Sponsor. Other sponsors included:

  • Gold Sponsor – The Taylor Group
  • Silver Sponsor – Woodlands Office Park
  • Bronze Sponsor – Health Link

Proceeds from the annual fund-raising golf classic enable the Foundation to help families in need of financial assistance for treatments associated with medical conditions such as speech and developmental delays, hearing loss, autism, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. UHCCF is a national nonprofit organization that has provided financial assistance totaling more than $2.7 million in 2011 alone to families across the United States, including Mississippi.

Additional funds were raised for UHCCF from a live auction that offered items such as an autographed football signed by Super Bowl-winning quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints; Mississippi State University sports memorabilia; hotel and resort stays in Mississippi and Louisiana; dinners at renowned area restaurants; and other gifts from numerous Gulf States businesses and attractions.

"The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is dedicated to helping families have greater access to medical-related services that can help improve their children's health and quality of life," said Glen J. Golemi, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual of the Gulf States. "The Foundation recognizes that some families experience gaps in coverage for certain medical treatments and equipment, so we are strongly committed to helping fill that void."

About UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity that strives to enhance either the clinical condition or quality of life of children who have health care needs not fully covered by their commercial health benefit plan. UHCCF provides medical grants of up to $5,000 for costs associated with medical services and equipment. UHCCF's funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. Donations to help provide assistance are deeply appreciated.