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ASA Announces Partnership with UnitedHealthcare


PHOENIX (Thursday, March 5th, 2020) -- The Arizona Soccer Association (ASA), the largest youth sports organization in Arizona, is pleased to announce a sponsorship with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona.

"UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona has been a great partner in our multi-cultural state with their devotion to improving the lives of people. We are enthusiastic about aligning our goals to continue to be active members in our community through the beautiful game of soccer," said Heber Valenzuela, ASA Director of Community Relations. "UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona's Copa por la Salud and coaching education will be a tremendous addition to our youth and will highlight the importance to stay active and healthy."

UnitedHealthcare will be the presenting sponsor of ASA’s Copa por la Salud, no-cost coaching, and youth soccer education in disadvantaged communities throughout Arizona.

“It’s vital that we encourage our children to become and remain physically active throughout their lives,” said Joe Gaudio, chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona. “Building a passion for play and exercise helps support physical and behavioral health and wellness in young people. At UnitedHealthcare, we want to contribute to creating a generation of confident, strong, physically fit Arizonans.”

About Arizona Soccer Association
Founded in 1974 as a non-profit, the Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) is the largest soccer association in the state with more than 45,000 registered players. The ASA provides recreation and competitive play, coaching education, parent education, health and well-being information, and TOPSoccer, the community outreach program. The ASA hosts Arizona’s most prestigious soccer tournaments every year: State Cup, Presidents Cup, and Adult State Cup.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow @UHC on Twitter.