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Managed Health Services (MHS) Partners with Purdue Sports, Murdock Elementary for Back-to-School Event

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Managed Health Services (MHS) is partnering with Purdue Sports and Murdock Elementary School for a back-to-school event in Lafayette, part of the Community Hoops program.

“Discover the Super Hero in You” Back-to-School Kickoff takes place Friday, July 31 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Murdock Park and Murdock Elementary School, located at 2100 Cason St. in Lafayette.

The event is free and open to the public. Activities include:

  • Kids’ basketball clinic with Purdue alumnus and NBA Champion Brian Cardinal and friends (wear sports gear to participate!)
  • Prizes — autographed basketballs, Purdue basketball tickets, water bottles, sunglasses and more!
  • Backpack giveaways (while supplies last, and children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Face painting
  • Healthy cooking demonstration with free tasting samples

“We are committed to transforming the health of the community one person at a time, and our partnership with Purdue Sports is a unique opportunity to continue that purpose,” said MHS President and CEO Kevin O’Toole. “This back-to-school event is part of our Community Hoops program with Purdue, and it will give attendees the chance to learn about healthy eating, get some prizes and have a lot of fun.”

Purdue Cardinal Community Hoops is a partnership between Purdue Trademark Licensing, Purdue Athletics (Purdue Sports Properties) and Boilermaker alumnus and NBA champion Brian Cardinal. It is Cardinal’s desire to give back to the community by focusing on restoring basketball courts on city playgrounds in Indiana. The Murdock Park project started in the spring of 2012 and included new backboards, lights, some seating and court resurfacing to reflect the Boilermaker and MHS partnership.

Community Hoops will continue to connect Purdue University and MHS with the youth of local communities in Indiana, giving them a safe recreational outlet. For more information about MHS, visit MHS online at mhsindiana.com.

About MHS

Managed Health Services (MHS) is a managed care entity that has been proudly serving Hoosiers for two decades through the Hoosier Healthwise (HHW), Healthy Indiana (HIP) and Hoosier Care Connect Medicaid Programs. MHS also serves Indiana residents with a qualified health plan issuer in the Indiana health insurance marketplace, Ambetter from MHS. Ambetter from MHS offers a variety of comprehensive plan options that provide access to medical care and meet an individual’s specific budget and coverage needs. Call 1-877-687-1182 or visit ambetter.mhsindiana.com to learn more. MHS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation®, a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. For more, contact MHS, 1099 N. Meridian St., Suite 400, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Contact MHS at 1-877-647-4848 or visit MHS online at mhsindiana.com.

About Centene

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.

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