DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Wild and Amerigroup Iowa announced today a partnership launching the “Wild Ticket to Wellness” program, culminating with a check presentation today at Wells Fargo Arena.
Amerigroup presented Iowa Wild with a $15,000 check to provide funding for the program, which begins with the 2018-19 season.
"Amerigroup is excited to be teaming up with our hometown team for the Wild Ticket to Wellness," said Jeff Jones, president of Amerigroup Iowa. "This is a way we can provide convenient access to wellness care for the Iowans we serve, encourage active lifestyles and have a positive impact on the health of our community.”
Wild fans can participate in events and activities throughout the season in order to engage in the “Wild Ticket to Wellness” program, primarily through Amerigroup’s Clinic Days and Iowa Wild events.
At Clinic Days, any Amerigroup member can come to Wells Fargo Arena to receive a wellness checkup, and with every checkup, they will receive a free ticket to an Iowa Wild game. The first Clinic Day is slated for Oct. 12, with five more Clinic Days to be announced throughout the 2018-19 campaign. The Wild will also host a Health and Wellness Game on Jan. 4, when Iowa battles Rockford.
With the donation from Amerigroup, the Wild will expand its floor hockey program to make it larger and engage more participants. In an effort to encourage healthy, active lifestyles, Iowa Wild will donate and teach floor hockey in selected schools in the Des Moines region.
“The Iowa Wild organization is excited to partner with Amerigroup on expanding our youth floor hockey program and beginning the ‘Wild Ticket to Wellness’ program, both of which promotes Iowans young and old to get active and moving,” said Iowa Wild President Todd Frederickson. “We are proud to expand our relationship with a company which plays such an important part in the health and well-being of so many Iowans, especially by having clinics at select home games this season.”
The Iowa Wild 2018-19 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center and runs from October through April. Iowa Wild’s Opening Night will take place on October 5. For more information, please contact the Wild office by calling 515-564-8700 or by visiting www.iowawild.com.