Healthfirst Sponsors Dominican Baseball Little League in the Bronx
Yankees Stars Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano to Appear on May 18th
NEW YORK, NY, May 15, 2013 – Healthfirst is partnering with Fundacion Dominciana De Deportes en NY (FDDNY – Dominican Foundation of Sports) to sponsor FDDNY’s Baseball Little League for the 2013 season. On Saturday, May 18th at 10:30am, Yankees players Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano will join the little leaguers at Franz Siegel Park (Grand Concourse at East 153rd Street, Bronx, 10451) to take photos and sign autographs.
The FDDNY Baseball Little League is open to children ages 4 through 18 years old. Opening day draws participation from 48 Baseball Little League teams. This year, Healthfirst‘s sponsorship includes team uniforms for all team members.
“This sponsorship enables hundreds of local Bronx youth to participate in a sports league that encourages a healthy lifestyle,” said George Hulse, Healthfirst Vice President of External Affairs. “As a longtime supporter of the Dominican community, Healthfirst is proud to partner with FDDNY to provide a healthy outlet for our young Dominican friends and neighbors.”
Established in 1993, Healthfirst is a not-for-profit managed care organization that offers low or no-cost health insurance to eligible individuals and families living in the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey. It provides a variety of government-sponsored health insurance programs, including New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as Medicare Advantage. The Healthfirst family of companies includes Healthfirst in New York, Healthfirst NJ in New Jersey, and Senior Health Partners (SHP), a managed long term care plan serving Medicaid-eligible clients in New York City. For more information, visit the company's websites at www.healthfirst.organd www.healthfirstnj.org.