Get Up and Move! Presented by UnitedHealthcare
Last Saturday, September 26th Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC) held our fall Get Up & Move! event at The MAX partnering with Chicago Bandits and Girls in the Game.
The Chicago Bandits facilitated softball drills in the morning while Girls in the Game worked on soccer drills in the afternoon with our matches. All of the Littles had the opportunity to practice their skills in both softball and soccer by playing a few scrimmages with each other throughout the day.
Our Get Up & Move! events are one of our most popular event series that focus on teaching our Littles about the importance of healthy lifestyles, balanced diets and exercise.
Along with Board Member Brendan Edmonds, UnitedHealthcare sponsored the event. Colleen Van Ham, President and CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Illinois and Northwest Indiana said:
“One of our main objectives at UnitedHealthcare is to help people live healthier lives, especially children. To ensure that takes place we look to partner with trusted and valued community-based organizations dedicated to delivering the tools and resources needed to address the issues impacting the children of Chicago. The work by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago through their Get Up & Move program is showing significant results and improving the health and quality of life for many local children."
Thank you to UnitedHealthCare for being the presenting sponsor of the event and Brendan Edmonds, Board Member, for his generous gift to this fun and educational event!