San Diego, CA | Press Release | June 26, 2012
Paul Steffens, Armed Services YMCA San Diego, 858.751.5755, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Celley, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, 602.564.2526, email@example.com
San Diego (June 26, 2012) — Local military families will continue to receive much-needed support and services from the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) through the help of a $300,000 contribution from longtime supporter TriWest Healthcare Alliance.
Facing budget deficits that would have placed popular programs and services—including social events for military children and recognitions of military community members—in jeopardy, the donation will now go toward keeping those programs available for thousands of military families in the San Diego area in 2012-2013.
San Diego-area programs helped by the contribution include:
- Father/Daughter Dance at the San Diego ASYMCA, an event that has been held for the past five years. More than 900 fathers and 1,000 daughters from all five service branches have had the opportunity to enjoy a special night together, creating memories for a lifetime.
- Annual Ombudsman and Key Volunteer Luncheon that recognizes San Diego military volunteers, who donate an average of 400 hours of their time each year to serve their commands during deployment and in times of crisis. Over the last six years, the event has more than doubled in size, recognizing more than 700 key military volunteers.
- The ASYMCA Golf Tournament, which has facilitated San Diego ASYMCA program growth from 4,000 a month to nearly 9,500 a month over the last six years.
“TriWest stepping up and continuing to fully fund their charitable partners says it all,” said ASYMCA President and CEO Mike Landers. “They care about troops and their families, and the ASYMCA continues to be a proud partner alongside them.”
A Phoenix-based company that administers the U.S. military’s TRICARE health benefit in 21 western states, TriWest is proud to support the ASYMCA and their community outreach efforts, said TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr.
“We’re truly privileged to be able to help the ASYMCA in the military communities that we have the honor of serving together,” McIntyre said.
TriWest Healthcare Alliance has been On a Mission to Serve® America’s military families since 1996. We connect our 2.9 million military members, retirees and families across 21 western states to more than 175,000 high-quality health care providers. It’s our honor to deliver award-winning customer service through a team of 1,700 people, half of whom have military connections. Life in the military has its challenges—accessing health care shouldn’t be one of them. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and our blog.
About the Armed Services YMCA
The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) was rated in the top 3% of charities nationwide by Charity Navigator in 2011 achieving their highest rating for the 6th consecutive year. The ASYMCA makes military life easier with free and low-cost programs for nearly 500,000 junior enlisted military and their families each year at 33 branches and affiliates nationwide. Please visit www.www.asymca.org to learn more.