The Camden Riversharks and AmeriHealth New Jersey Team Up to Promote Health and Wellness to Kids

“Line Drives for Healthy Lives” School Assembly Program Kicks Off Its Second Year

CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Forget the peanuts and Cracker Jacks, it’s time for the kiddies to consider some healthier snacks.

For the second year, the Camden Riversharks and AmeriHealth New Jersey have partnered to help promote healthy and active lifestyles to the children of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.

The “Line Drives for Healthy Lives” school assembly program was designed for area elementary schools, to promote and educate children on the importance of eating healthy and staying active.

Camden Riversharks staff members along with the team’s mascot, Finley, present the program to the children in a fun and interactive presentation fit for the entire school.

“Our partnership with AmeriHealth New Jersey has significantly contributed to the growth and success of ‘Line Drives for Healthy Lives’ program,” said Drew Nelson, director of Corporate Partnerships for the Camden Riversharks. “The requests we have received for the assembly have more than doubled since last year and that tells us we are having a positive impact on the children of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.”

“It’s important to instill healthy behaviors early in life so that children can carry those lessons into adulthood,” said Judith L. Roman, president and CEO of AmeriHealth New Jersey. “AmeriHealth New Jersey is proud to work with the Camden Riversharks again this year and help educate the children in our local communities.”

The program is available to all schools, free of charge, throughout the entire school year. For more information about this new educational program, or to secure a date for your students, please call 1-866-SHARKS-9.

About AmeriHealth New Jersey

AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (collectively, AmeriHealth New Jersey) provide health insurance coverage to employers and individuals throughout New Jersey. The company has the largest provider network in New Jersey*, and that network includes access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. The company is also committed to offering value-added insurance solutions for customers through its innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits designs.

The company's managed care plan, AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. is accredited by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

AmeriHealth New Jersey and its affiliates are a growing group of insurance and health companies whose product portfolios include health insurance, workers' compensation, property and casualty insurance, and management services. AmeriHealth New Jersey headquarters are located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information on AmeriHealth, visit www.amerihealth.com.

* Based on analysis done through an independent source.

About the Camden Riversharks

The Camden Riversharks are entering their 12th season in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Since 2001, the Riversharks have hosted all of their home games at Campbell’s Field, located along the Camden Waterfront. The team provides a competitive baseball product, while maintaining an affordable family friendly atmosphere. For more information please visit www.riversharks.com.



CONTACT:

AmeriHealth New Jersey
Jill Roman
Manager, Public Relations
609-662-2454
[email protected]
or
Camden Riversharks
Lisa Verish
856-583-0035
[email protected]

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