NB3 Foundation and UnitedHealthcare Host Day of Soccer and Health at L

Published November 9, 2018

B3 Foundation and UnitedHealthcare Host Day of Soccer and Health at Little Wound School
PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION — The Notah Begay III (NB3) FoundationUnitedHealthcareand Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation hosted a youth soccer clinic at Little Wound Elementary School in Kyle, S.D., located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota People.
UnitedHealthcare employees and the community helped NB3 Foundation staff run the clinic, helping teach soccer, nutrition and leadership skills to the entire school – one grade at a time – which includes 340 Native-American youth in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Each participant received a free soccer ball and reusable water bottle to take home.
This event is part of NB3FIT WEEK, a national week of inspiration, learning and physical activity to support the health and fitness of Native youth across the country. UnitedHealthcare is a gold sponsor. NB3FIT WEEK, taking place Nov. 5-12, is the largest nationally coordinated event to engage Native youth in physical activity. Last year, NB3FIT WEEK engaged over 10,000 Native-American children in 21 states.
“We were thrilled to co-host a day of play, physical activity and health with UnitedHealthcare. We are all about promoting health and fitness among Native youth and making sure they have fun doing it,” said Justin Huenemann, President and CEO of NB3 Foundation.
“UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to partner with NB3 Foundation to develop healthy spirits, minds and bodies for young people,” said Philip Kaufman, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Minnesota.
This project, funded by UnitedHealthcare, is the latest in UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative, whose mission is to prevent hunger and obesity, inspire service and encourage volunteerism. For more information about the benefits of volunteering and to find local opportunities to get involved, visit www.DoGoodLiveWell.org. Follow @DoGoodLiveWell on Twitter or “like” Do Good. Live Well. on Facebook.
To learn more about NB3FIT Week and to register your community youth activity, please visit: http://www.nb3foundation.org/nb3fit-week-2018/.

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