Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 9, 2017

WellCare Sponsors Union County’s Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WellCare) as a “Community” sponsor of the Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, celebrating marriage equality in New Jersey, on June 17 at Rahway River Park in Rahway from Noon until 4:00 p.m.

“All families are invited to join LGBTQ family equality advocates and allies from all over the Garden State to come out to the park and celebrate the strength of our diversity, and to honor the great strides we’ve made in the movement for equality,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “The Freeholder Board is proud to welcome WellCare of New Jersey as a top sponsor of the County’s first Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic.”

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing health care services, through NJ FamilyCare, 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.

“We are extremely pleased and excited to be part of such an important event,” said Clarissa Robles, Senior Community Relations Specialist for WellCare of New Jersey. “WellCare is committed to offering health care plans to everyone – we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.”

A celebration of all families, the free Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic will feature music, arts and crafts, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun, and much more.

A Family Equality Rally will kick off at 1:00 p.m. with special guest speakers and performances. Families are invited to bring hand-held signs that celebrate their family (sticks and poles are not permitted).

Family field day team games will kick off at 2:00 p.m. Families and individuals of all ages (adults, teens, and children are all welcome) interested in participating in the field day competition should register online at ucnj.org/Pride so that teams can be formed.

Esteemed children’s music band, Michael and the Rockness Monsters will close out the day’s celebration with a live family concert in the park starting at 2:30 p.m.

Families are invited to pack a bag lunch and head out to the park with blankets and lawn chairs for an afternoon of fun. Food trucks will also be on site for those who wish to purchase lunch.

LGBTQ family and marriage equality advocacy and ally organizations will also set up tables, alongside the Freeholder Board information van, with general information and resource material.

For more information visit ucnj.org/Pride, or find the Union County Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic event page at Facebook.com/CountyOfUnion, or call the Union County Office of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900.

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