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CareSource Helps Local Kids Stay Ahead of the Game with Free Wellness Checks.

Kids playing basketball

CareSource proudly teamed up with the College Park Skyhawks for “Back to Basketball presented by CareSource” for 75 local youth participants on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

This family-friendly event helped promote the return of NBA G League basketball for the 2022-23 season and provided an opportunity for CareSource to engage with local families from College Park and offer free health screenings, such as on-site well checks.

As part of the event, CareSource hosted a free throw shooting contest for kids that included current Skyhawks players, called “Don't miss a free throw. Don't miss a well check.”

“Part of our responsibility as the 'Team of the Southside' is to be an agent of positive change in our community,” said Atlanta Hawks Vice President of NBA G League and 2K League Operations Janice Koon. “With the help of CareSource, we share a fun-filled morning with our community as well as educate them on important issues like access to healthcare.”

Kids playing basketball

The event featured Skyhawks personnel, including general manager Tori Miller and assistant general manager Ty Conyers, as well as assistant coaches Courtney Alexander, Ashton Gibbs and Jimmie Oakman. The group was joined by members of Skyhawks Entertainment including the team's mascot Colli Hawk and the Southside Crew Dancers.

“Many of our Atlanta members live in Southside, specifically in College Park, so partnering with the Skyhawks was a natural fit for us,” said Jason Bearden, CareSource Georgia president. “Through this partnership we were able to serve the community by bringing some fun, exercise and well checks to local families.”

Atlanta Hawks mascots

Last month, the Atlanta Hawks and CareSource, a leading nonprofit health plan, announced a multi-year agreement that includes initiatives focused on the health and wellness of the Atlanta community and underserved families. Throughout this integrated partnership, CareSource and the Hawks will work together to make a meaningful impact in Atlanta.

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