Corizon Health was pleased to be a sponsor of the recent “Sheriff’s Adventure Camp” in Leon County, Florida, where we participated in the “Denim and Lace Gala” at the local Antique Car Museum. This program exposes youth to leadership skills as well as substance abuse education, and we were pleased to support a worthwhile cause in a community where we live and work.
A group of St. Louis Healthcare Support Team members volunteered on April 8th at Sunshine Ministries, a local non-profit with the mission of providing “social services to the poor and needy by offering healing from the past, help for the present and hope for the future.” Sunshine Ministries offers a summer youth camp at Eagle Lodge, located on 80 beautifully-wooded acres about an hour outside of St. Louis. The team goes each spring and fall to clean up (spring) or pack up (fall) the lodge. Eagle Lodge houses a summer camp for at-risk youth where they provide a safe, structured environment and help the youth escape their dangerous neighborhoods and have the opportunity to run and play and ‘just be kids.’
For 29 years, the St. Louis Eagles Basketball Club has sought to “mentor young men and women through the game of basketball, providing the highest level of national exposure so that college scholarships can be earned.” About 75 percent of those who participate come from low- to moderate-income families, with 40 percent living at or below federal poverty guidelines. This program would not be possible without the generous support of the St. Louis, Missouri community. Their “Sweet Sixteen” Fundraiser is their single fundraising event of each year, and in 2016, Corizon Health was proud to donate $5,000 towards their mission to help program participants obtain college scholarships for. Since 1996, the program has produced five McDonald’s All Americans and Washington Wizards NBA player Bradley Beal.