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Cyclone 3-pointers help fund fitness in Ames
February 26, 2011

Wellmark’s 3-Point Play raises nearly $17,000 for cardio equipment for Ames seniors

Ames residents will have new cardiovascular and other fitness equipment to use at the Community Center later this year with funds raised from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s 3-Point Play with Iowa State University.


With the Wellmark 3-Point Play, Wellmark made a donation for each field goal during the Cyclones’ 2010 football season, and each three-point basket during both the men’s and women’s 2010-2011 basketball seasons to the Ames Parks and Recreation Department. To date, $16,600 has been raised. The final amount will be determined at the end of the basketball season.


Cardiovascular equipment to be purchased for Community Center

The Ames Parks and Recreation Department will use the money raised during the 2010-2011 ISU athletic season to purchase cardiovascular and other fitness equipment at the Community Center adjacent to City Hall. “Approximately, one-half of current users of the existing fitness equipment are senior citizens,” explains Nancy Carroll, director of Ames Parks and Recreation. “Additional equipment, including treadmills and elliptical trainers, will allow Ames Parks and Recreation to enhance the offerings available to this segment.”


3-Point Play promotes community wellness

The purpose of Wellmark’s 3-Point Play is to support active and vibrant communities by funding projects that might not otherwise be completed. A running scoreboard of the totals raised by all six Division I universities, as well as information on the community wellness projects they support, can be viewed on


Wellmark will be presenting a check to the Ames Parks and Recreation Department at half time of the ISU men’s basketball game Feb. 26.

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