2011-05-25 / Front Page

Mets And EmblemHealth Team Up For Education And Fitness With Local Schools

New York Mets outfielder Fernando Martinez (l.) and catcher Josh Thole (r.) test out a new track with students at M.S. 216 in Fresh Meadows thanks to EmblemHealth and the School is Amazing program.

New York Mets outfielder Fernando Martinez (l.) and catcher Josh Thole (r.) test out a new track with students at M.S. 216 in Fresh Meadows thanks to EmblemHealth and the School is Amazing program. Thanks to the New York Mets and EmblemHealth, which provides health insurance to 2.9 million people through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), Mets players Mike Pelfrey and Daniel Murphy visited four middle schools across the city on May 17 and 18 in celebration of the School Is Amazing program sponsored by the New York Mets and EmblemHealth. Fernando Martinez and Josh Thole raced students on a new track the children helped design at M.S. 216 in Fresh Meadows. School Is Amazing celebrates academics, athletics, the arts, friendship and the opportunity to learn and develop intellectually and socially. EmblemHealth’s participation in the program promotes the connection betweenMets Martinez (l.) and Thole (r.) with kids from M.S. 216 in Fresh Meadows Queens.  The School is Amazing program celebrates the benefits of education and a healthy lifestyle. Photos Marc S. Levine/New York Mets Mets Martinez (l.) and Thole (r.) with kids from M.S. 216 in Fresh Meadows Queens. The School is Amazing program celebrates the benefits of education and a healthy lifestyle. Photos Marc S. Levine/New York Mets academic accomplishment and a healthy lifestyle including good nutrition and exercise. The program was launched in 2006 by the Mets, and continues to reinforce the benefits of education and attendance and allows students the opportunity to express what they most enjoy about school. “EmblemHealth is the perfect partner to help us make education meaningful and fun for students,” New York Mets Executive Vice President of Business Operations Dave Howard said. “We hope the youngsters will come away with a positive outlook on the importance of learning by directly interacting with our players at school.” EmblemHealth President and COO Frank Branchini said, “We’re proud to partner with the Mets to inspire kids to make healthy choices about nutrition, fitness and exercise by introducing them to positive role models. This program complements our ongoing efforts to combat childhood obesity through prevention and education.” 

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