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Hawkeye '3-point plays' supports expansion of youth fitness program and new aquatics climbing wall

Wellmark's 3-Point Play with USD generates more than $12,000 in 2012

June 22, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 22, 2012) – Iowa City residents are benefiting from each three-pointer made by the University of Iowa (UI) Hawkeyes during the 2011-12 football and basketball seasons.  


Wellmark’s 3-Point Play made a donation to the Iowa City Parks and Recreation department for each field goal made during the Hawkeyes' 2011 football season, and each three-point basket during both the men's and women's 2011-12 basketball seasons. In total, $19,390 has been raised through the program to date.


 "The donations we receive from Wellmark allow us to continue offering valuable fitness options for our residents. This year, we plan to move forward with two exciting projects," said Chad Dyson, superintendent, Iowa City Parks and Recreation. "We plan to expand our youth fitness program by adding more equipment to the youth 'exergaming' area as well as build a new aquatics climbing wall to serve all ages."  


Wellmark will continue to make a donation to the Iowa City Parks and Recreation department for each field goal and three-point basket made during the 2012-13 UI sports season. Five other Division I universities in Iowa and South Dakota are part of the 3-Point Play program.


About Wellmark’s 3-Point Play program

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

Contact Wellmark Media Relations

Traci McBee
Phone: 515-376-4338


Teresa Roof
Phone: 515-376-5869


1331 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-2901

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