UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team and Howe Avenue Elementary School Prepare for the Amgen Tour of California to Encourage Healthy, Active Lifestyles

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealthcare pro-cyclists teamed up with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Activity League and the Sheriff’s Bike Unit to donate new bike helmets and provide bike safety demonstrations to third-grade students from Howe Avenue Elementary to encourage healthy, active lifestyles.

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team member Luke Keough discussed nutrition, the benefits of exercise and bike safety with the students, while encouraging them to attend and cheer on the pro-cyclists during the grand finale of the Amgen Tour of California on Saturday, May 19, in front of the Capitol Building in downtown Sacramento.

Members of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Bike Unit, UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound and the pro-cyclists also helped each student choose their helmets, led healthy stretches and provided bicycle safety demonstrations. Each student had the opportunity to personalize their own helmets with colorful stickers and decals to encourage them to wear their helmets when cycling.

Learn more about the UnitedHealthcare Pro-Cycling team at www.uhcprocycling.com.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.

About Sacramento County Sheriff’s Activities League
SAL bridges the gap between law enforcement, kids, and the community through sports and instructive activities, and by establishing mentoring relationships. Our mission is to develop productive citizens, build character, and prevent crime. For more information, visit Sacramento Sheriff’s Activities League at www.ssdsal.org

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Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Sarah is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining Daily Telescope she worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets.
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