May 16, 2013 Leave a comment
Premera is serious about our commitment to make a difference in the health of the communities we serve, but we have fun doing it! This year’s United Way of Snohomish County campaign at our Mountlake Terrace campus features two weeks of lively, zany, tasty and, yes, serious activities to drive home the theme of “Premera Strong, Community Strong.”
Thursday’s event was the first-ever Premera Olympics, pitting company executives (and their teams) against each other in ping pong, Kinect, basketball, and a 1K walk/run. Competition was fierce, and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded to Corporate Services, Sales & Marketing, and Finance, respectively.
Other fundraising events have included a kickoff lunch complete with popular local food trucks and entertainment, an online auction, and a non-profit fair where Snohomish County area agencies demonstrated how United Way funding helps them serve our communities. Participating agencies include: Food LifeLine, Ryther Child Center,
Senior Services of Snohomish County, United Way of Snohomish County and Youth United, YouthCare, Childhaven, Cocoon House, Elder and Adult Day Services, Domestic Violence Services, American Red Cross of Snohomish County, and YMCA of Snohomish County.
Here’s the serious part: Through the generosity of employees, we’re aiming to reach our 2013 goal of $440,000 in donations, which will be matched 33 percent by Premera. Premera’s 2012 campaign helped to improve the lives of nearly 290,000 people, and we’re aiming higher this year!
Learn more about the United Way of Snohomish County