WHO: SilverSummit Healthplan in partnership with Vegas Golden Knights
WHAT: The third annual “Silver and Gold” Food Drive kicks off on Nov. 11 and will support Three Square, which serves local families and Nevadans at risk of hunger. SilverSummit Healthplan and the Vegas Golden Knights will have donation bins inside City National Arena during the week, and a one-day special event with various activities will take place at the culmination of the drive on Saturday, Nov. 16.
SilverSummit Healthplan encourages community members to donate non-perishable food items throughout the week and enjoy the family-friendly event, which will include free flu shots courtesy of Smith’s Pharmacy, a Vegas Golden Knights practice, face painting, balloon creation, an opportunity to meet Vegas Golden Knights mascot Chance, fun giveaways, and raffle drawings.
Local convenience store chain Green Valley Grocery has also partnered with SilverSummit and the Vegas Golden Knights for this food drive, and will be accepting donations at its 58 southern Nevada locations through Nov. 16.
WHEN: The main “Silver and Gold” Food Drive event will be held from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Non-perishable food items can be donated throughout the week, from Nov. 11-16.
WHERE: City National Arena, 1550 S. Pavilion Center Dr. – the official practice facility of the Vegas Golden Knights.
WHY: According to Feeding America, nearly 395,000 Nevadans struggle with hunger, with almost 150,000 of those being children. While food insecurity is a year-round concern for many families in Nevada, those feelings are especially pressing in November as Thanksgiving approaches, and families become concerned with providing a holiday meal for their loved ones.
This partnership highlights the shared commitment between SilverSummit Healthplan and the Vegas Golden Knights to improve the health of the community. The Nov. 16 event will feature various family-friendly activities as well as booths to learn more about SilverSummit Healthplan and its health insurance marketplace product, Ambetter. The federal health insurance open enrollment period began on Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15, 2019.
About SilverSummit Healthplan
SilverSummit Healthplan is a managed care plan that provides health insurance to the people of Nevada. Established in 2017, SilverSummit exists to improve the health of its members through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. SilverSummit is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise. For more information, visit www.silversummithealthplan.com.