Through Triple Play, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation are delivering education and programming that promotes the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition, and enables youth to build the skills needed to overcome environmental factors that can negatively impact health and wellness. Thanks to $25,000 in Triple Play grants from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, more youth will have access to health and wellness programming in Nevada.
Through the partnership, Boys & Girls Clubs in Nevada have made significant strides in enabling youth to reach their full potential as healthy, productive adults. When comparing Nevada Club kids to national youth averages, 70 percent of Clubs kids never drank alcohol while 37 percent of national youth reported never drinking alcohol. Thanks to the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, the following Clubs will receive grants to implement the Triple Play program:
- Southern Highlands Boys & Girls Club
- Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club
- Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club
- James Clubhouse
- Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club
“At Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, we are working to ensure Nevada youth have an opportunity to live a healthier life,” said Mike Murphy, President, Anthem Blue Cross Blue. “Through our Foundations, we are taking a proactive approach to adolescent health that takes into consideration social and environmental factors that impact well-being, and providing access to resources and support that fosters a greater awareness about the benefits of leading a healthier lifestyle that can positively impact their future.”
As Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s proven health and wellness program, Triple Play is a game plan for the mind, body and soul. Supported by founding sponsor The Coca-Cola Company and co-sponsor, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, the program’s three components deliver on the belief that whole child health fosters young people’s ability to gain diverse knowledge, skills, and protective factors that enable them to overcome barriers to wellness, resulting in positive future health outcomes.
“Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation’ continued support of Triple Play has enabled us to continuously build and implement a whole child development approach,” said Jennifer Bateman, National Vice President of Youth Development Programs for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Through the partnership, we’re enabling Nevada youth in all communities statewide the opportunity to develop the healthy habits, and social and emotional skills to lead a healthy lifestyle for life.”
The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation is committed to improving health and strengthening communities. Over the summer, the Foundation awarded Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada with a $25,000 grant to expand the Triple Play program for Las Vegas area youth.
Through Triple Play, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation aims to create positive outcomes for youth, families and communities that are sustained over time. Together, the partnership seeks to level the playing field to enable all youth to achieve great futures.
The Triple Play grants are part of a five-year, $10 million commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America from The Anthem Foundation, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation’s parent company.