Penn State Student Named "Star of the Game" for Improving Community Health
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (Sept. 2, 2011) Penn State student Ryan Campbell of Hardwick, N.J., has been named the first 2011 UnitedHealthcare-Penn State Football "All Star of the Game" for his work with "Happiness is Camping," a free summer camp for kids fighting cancer.
Ryan will be recognized at Penn State football team's Sept. 3 home opener against Indiana State. He will receive a $100 gift card from Lions Pride and his story will be read during the UnitedHealthcare Tailgate Show, which will air at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 3, on the Penn State Sports Radio Network.
This is the third year UnitedHealthcare and Penn State Sports Properties are teaming up to recognize Penn State fans for their efforts to improve their own health or the health of their families, co-workers or others in their communities.
Ryan is the first Penn State student to be named a UnitedHealthcare-Penn State Football "All Star of the Game" and is now eligible for the grand prize, which includes four tickets for the Penn State game against the University of Nebraska and a $200 gift card to Lions Pride.
Last year's grand prize winner was Chris Kaag of Reading, Pa., whose "IM ABLE Foundation" motivates physically disabled people to get fit and to help them obtain the equipment they need to achieve a more active lifestyle.
"I was truly humbled to receive the 2010 UnitedHealthcare 'All Star of the Game' grand prize, recognizing my IM ABLE Foundation. I accepted the award on behalf of all people with physical disabilities to show them what is possible and that despite their disabilities or challenges, we are all empowered to get up and move," Kaag said.
Penn State fans are encouraged to share online their inspirational stories throughout the season.
About Penn State Sports Properties
Penn State Sports Properties (PSSP) is a property of Learfield Sports, which manages rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions, associations and conferences including six other Big Ten Conference member institutions Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin. Aside from the campus-level rights relationships Learfield Sports has with these schools, the company also manages the Big Ten's sponsorship rights and develops its corporate partnerships. The company also titles the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup in conjunction with NADA and USA Today.
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. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.