DES MOINES, IOWA - Cedar Falls residents and visitors benefitted from each three-pointer made by the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Panthers during the 2011-12 football and basketball seasons.
Wellmark's 3-Point Play made a donation to the Cedar Falls Recreation Division for each field goal made during the Panthers' 2011 football season, and each three-point basket during both the men's and women's 2011-12 basketball seasons. Nearly $30,000 has been raised through the program to date - with nearly $15,000 raised during the 2011-12 sports seasons.
"Without Wellmark, and this wonderful 3-Point Play program, the Washington Park redevelopment project would not be where it is today," said Mark Ripplinger, director, Cedar Falls Recreation Division. "We have been able to build an innovative playground and plan to add a swing set in the coming year."
Wellmark will continue to make a donation to the Cedar Falls Recreation Division for each field goal and three-point basket made during the 2012-13 UNI sports season. Five other Division I universities in Iowa and South Dakota are part of the 3-Point Play program.
About Wellmark's 3-Point Play program
The purpose of Wellmark's 3-Point Play is to support active and vibrant communities by funding projects that might not otherwise be completed. A running scoreboard of the totals raised by all six Division I universities, as well as information on the community wellness projects they support, can be viewed on www.wellmark3pointplay.com.
Wellmark, Inc. (www.wellmark.com ) does business as Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa. Wellmark and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, including Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota and Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc., insure or pay health benefit claims for more than 2 million members in Iowa and South Dakota. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota, and Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.