COLUMBIA, S.C. and TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, is a Grand Slam sponsor of the 10th Annual Ray Tanner Home Run event, an annual running and walking experience created to help economically and medically disadvantaged children and their families. WellCare's $5,000 contribution will go to relief efforts in support of thousands who live in South Carolina communities affected by the recent historic floods, with a focus on assisting children and families.
Founded in 2005 by University of South Carolina Head Baseball Coach Ray Tanner and his wife Karen, the Ray Tanner Foundation supports organizations that care for seriously ill children, the homeless and other charitable causes.
"We are proud to support the Ray Tanner Foundation's efforts to assist children and families affected by the widespread flooding," said Kathy Warner, WellCare's state president in South Carolina. "WellCare is committed to enhancing the health, safety and quality of life for its members and their families, and to strengthening the communities in which they live."
"We are excited to have WellCare join us for this year's Home Run," said Ray Tanner. "Our two missions align perfectly – our Home Run race promotes healthy lifestyles, and we donate the proceeds from the race to community organizations that serve children with medical and financial needs."
To learn more information about The Ray Tanner Foundation or to sign up for the Home Run event go to http://www.raytannerhomerun.org.
As of June 30, 2015, WellCare serves approximately 69,500 Medicaid members, 27,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members and 3,000 Medicare Advantage members in South Carolina.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. The Company serves approximately 3.8 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2015. For more information about WellCare, please visit the Company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
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