U of A Clint Stoerner and UnitedHealthcare upgrade North Little Rock Academy Vegetable Garden
July 2-8, 2018
Former University of Arkansas and NFL quarterback Clint Stoerner and UnitedHealthcare teamed up in early June to renovate the vegetable garden at North Little Rock Academy in North Little Rock.
UnitedHealthcare’s $10,000 grant to Stoerner’s Dreambuilders program will enable the school to double the size of the school’s current vegetable garden, build a storage shed and privacy fence, purchase a tiller and enhance the courtyard landscaping.
North Little Rock Academy students will plant cabbage, collard greens, strawberries, corn, peas, potatoes and herbs. In a typical growing season, the garden produces 1,500 to 2,000 pounds of produce. All the harvested produce is given to students and staff, as well as neighbors who help watch over the greenhouse.
About Dreambuilders Foundation
The Dreambuilders Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with pro athletes across the country to help financially, physically and mentally-challenged kids receive the items, opportunities and equipment they need to achieve their dreams. Founded by former NFL linebacker Akin Ayodele, Dreambuilders partners with athletes to “captain” one or more of its programs benefiting kids in the athlete’s city of choice. The foundation partners with grassroots children’ s charities in each city to give them access to funding and support they would not otherwise receive. For more information, please visit dreambuildersfoundation.com.
About United Health care
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 www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.
North Little Rock Academy’s Jim Edwards, North Little Rock School Board Member Dorothy Williams, Principal Charles Jones, UnitedHealthcare Mid-South CEO Steve Wilson, North Little Rock School District Superintendent Kelly Rodgers, Former Razorback and NFL Quarterback Clint Stoerner. (Photo provided)