SALT LAKE CITY, UT (December 16, 2015) – Molina Healthcare recently announced a $20,000 donation to Utah Development Academy (UDA), a competitive soccer club that provides opportunities for boys and girls ages eight to 18. UDA also offers after-school programs and special events including free soccer clinics. The program relies solely on individual, corporate and in-kind donations and grants to sustain their youth development program. Ninety percent of the players enrolled in the UDA qualify for reduced fees, which makes soccer more accessible to those who come from underserved communities on the city’s west side.
Molina Healthcare, a national health care company that operates Medicaid and Medicare health plans, will be providing a monetary donation of $20,0000, as well as 500 uniforms, 250 blue and 250 white, and a goal keeper jersey for every team. Between the monetary donation and the new uniforms, the Utah Development Academy will be able to provide more than 225 youth with year-round competitive soccer programming.
“Molina Healthcare is proud to provide these much-needed uniforms for UDA participants,” said Darrien Howze, community outreach manager of Molina Healthcare in Utah. “Our organizations are both committed to promoting healthy lifestyles while helping those in need in our community; this partnership just makes sense.”
Molina and UDA will be partnering in 2016 to host health fairs and other activities for UDA students and their families as a way to provide information about access to health care and other social services that are available in the community.
Molina Healthcare of Utah currently operates Medicaid and Medicare health plans with total membership of approximately 100,000 as of September 2015. Additionally, Molina Healthcare of Utah is a certified Qualified Health Plan issuer on the Utah Health Insurance Exchange in the non-group health insurance market in Weber, Salt Lake, Davis, Tooele, Summit and Utah counties.
About Molina Healthcare, Inc. Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Through our locally operated health plans in 11 states across the nation and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Molina serves approximately 3.4 million members. Dr. C. David Molina founded our company in 1980 as a provider organization serving low-income families in Southern California. Today, we continue his mission of providing high quality and cost-effective health care to those who need it most. For more information about Molina Healthcare, please visit our website at molinahealthcare.com.
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