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Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington Boys & Girls Clubs receive grants

Boys & Girls Clubs in Texas are celebrating, thanks to $41,500 in total Triple Play grants from Amerigroup Foundation. Triple Play, sponsored by Amerigroup Foundation, is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s leading healthy lifestyles program and aims to make meaningful impact on the health and well-being of kids and teens during the critical after-school time at Boys & Girls Clubs around the country.

Amerigroup Foundation will issue the Triple Play grants to the following clubs to encourage healthy eating and physical activities for members:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth

Maverick Boys & Girls Club of Amarillo

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Houston

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Texas

Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington

“After-school hours are a critical time for the health and wellness of our nation’s kids and teens,” stated Tisch Scott, president of Amerigroup Texas, in a press release. “With Texas youth back to school, we are committed to helping fill their open afternoons and weekends with constructive games and fun activities that will help build lifelong healthy habits.”

Triple Play is a game plan for the mind, body and soul. Supported by founding sponsor The Coca-Cola Company and co-sponsor, Amerigroup Foundation, the program’s three components encourage Club members to eat healthier (mind), become more physically active (body) and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships (soul).

“Year after year we experience tremendous adoption of our Triple Play programs, and thanks to continued support from our partner Amerigroup Foundation we are able to bring Triple Play to even more Clubs across the country,” stated Dr. Jennifer Bateman, national vice president for programs, training and youth development with BGCA, in a press release “The new grants in Texas will create a healthy environment where our youth can thrive, and the funds will have a lasting impact on the kids and teens served by these Clubs.”

Amerigroup Foundation is committed to improving health and strengthening Texas communities. Through its Healthy Generations grant program, Amerigroup Foundation works to identify the issues most in need of attention and then directs its financial support and volunteer efforts toward improving health in those areas. Promoting youth health and active lifestyles is an ongoing focus of the foundation.

The Triple Play grants announced today are part of a five-year, $10 million commitment from Amerigroup Foundation’s parent company foundation to BGCA to promote healthy lifestyles.

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