COLUMBIA, S.C. and TAMPA, Fla., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of South Carolina, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), will serve as a presenting sponsor of World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day on April 8, 2017 in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The annual festival attracts more than 10,000 people and will be headlined by hip-hop artists Kid 'n Play.
Established in 2013, World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day, one of Columbia's largest music events, is a free annual family festival organized by Love, Peace & Hip-Hop, which provides support, through charity and awareness to nonprofit organizations that offer education, employment and economic development services to the community. This year, Love, Peace & Hip-Hop will donate all soft drink and water proceeds to two area nonprofit organizations.
"We're delighted to sponsor this year's World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day, a way for our local community to come together for a day of peace, unity and fun, which aligns with WellCare's mission to support the health and well-being of our members, their families and the communities we serve," said Kathy Warner, WellCare's state president for South Carolina.
"We're proud to work with WellCare, a company that improves public health through relationships with community-based social service agencies. Through our festival, hip-hop serves as a magnet to bring people together to not only have a day of fun, but also to connect them with services that enhance their lives and overall well-being," said FatRat da Czar, founder and executive director of Love, Peace & Hip-Hop.
As part of its participation and sponsorship, WellCare will offer information about its Medicaid and Medicare benefits and help South Carolina's Healthy Connections members recertify their Medicaid health care coverage.
In addition, world-renowned basketball player/coach and WellCare of South Carolina spokeswoman Dawn Staley and her organization INNERSOLE, will provide athletic shoes to children to help build their confidence and encourage them to participate in activities that promote good health.
To learn more about Love, Peace & Hip-Ho and the 2017 World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day, visit www.lovepeacehiphop.com.
As of Dec. 31, 2016, WellCare serves approximately 87,000 Medicaid members, 11,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members and 4,000 Medicare Advantage members in South Carolina.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 3.9 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
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