3-pointers by University of Iowa raise more than $15,000 for parent-tot fitness program
The Tot Time Indoor Playground program in Iowa City is being expanded with funds raised from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s 3-Point Play with the University of Iowa.
With the Wellmark 3-Point Play, Wellmark made a donation for each field goal during the Hawkeyes’ 2010 football season, and each three-point basket during both the men’s and women’s 2010-2011 basketball seasons to the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department. To date $15,040 has been raised. The final amount will be determined at the end of the basketball season.
Tot-Time expands to include parent-tot fitness program
The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department will use the money raised during the 2010-2011 Iowa athletic season to add more fitness stations and equipment to the Tot-Time program, at the Indoor Playground at Scanlon Gym. “By adding this much needed active-based equipment, the program will be able to expand to meet the physical fitness needs of the children and parents of the area,” explains Mike Moran, director of Iowa City Parks and Recreation. “The goal of this program is to promote not only children, but families, in leading active and healthy lifestyles.
3-Point Play supports active, vibrant communities
The purpose of Wellmark’s 3-Point Play is to support active and vibrant communities by funding projects that might not otherwise be funded. A running scoreboard of the totals raised by all six Division I universities as well as information on the different community projects can be viewed on www.wellmark3pointplay.com.
Wellmark will be presenting a check to the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department at half time of the men’s basketball game Feb. 19.