COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Buckeye Health Plan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, announced today it will have a major presence at this year's Ohio State Fair, July 29 through August 9. Buckeye is the Presenting Sponsor of the All-Ohio State Fair Band for 2015 and 2016, as well as the continuing sponsor of the popular SkyGlider ride for the second year.
The Ohio State Fair, now in its 162nd year, is ranked as one of the Top 12 U.S. Fairs by Travelchannel.com. A record-breaking 900,000 people visited the fair last year. The All-Ohio State Fair Band has been a featured attraction at the fair since 1925. The band performs concerts each day, as well as marching in the daily parade.
"Buckeye Health Plan's commitment to the community shines through in its work with the Ohio State Fair," said Bruce Hill, president and chief executive officer, Buckeye Health Plan. "We're proud to play a major role this year and next in sponsoring the All-Ohio State Fair Marching Band, which is comprised of 220 of the best high school musicians from all 88 counties in the state of Ohio."
Buckeye continues this year to sponsor the popular SkyGlider ride, which spans one-half mile of the fairgrounds, running down the "main street" of the fair. The Buckeye name and logo appears on each of the 95 gondola cars. In addition, Buckeye will once again staff a community affairs booth in the Marketplace Building, booth 12B. Buckley the mascot will appear each day in the parade, and the community affairs team will have giveaways and information.
For more information about the Ohio State Fair, visit ohiostatefair.com.
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Buckeye Health Plan is a managed care plan that has been providing services in Ohio since 2004. Buckeye is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. Information regarding Buckeye Health Plan is available via the Internet at www.buckeyehealthplan.com. Buckeye can be followed on Twitter as Buckeye_Health.
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