Fever Announces Partnership with Community Health Network

News Release | March 23, 2005
Sharing the common goal of improving the health of Central Indiana residents, the Indiana Fever has announced a presenting partnership with Community Health Network beginning with the 2005 season. As the Fever’s Presenting Partner, Community Health Network will work with the Fever to promote the mutual interests of building healthier communities. Community is among the top 40 integrated health care networks in the country.

The multi-year agreement makes Community Health Network the premier corporate partner of the Fever.

“Our franchise is extremely proud to partner with such an outstanding health care leader as Community Health Network,” said Kelly Krauskopf, chief operating officer and general manager of the Indiana Fever. “Their commitment to serving the people in the greater Indianapolis area speaks for itself. With our shared vision of community outreach and service, I am excited about what we can accomplish together in making a difference in the lives of citizens in the Indianapolis community.”

The Fever and Community share parallel goals and programs that promote fitness and good nutrition. The Fever takes part in a WNBA program that focuses on young women, called “WNBA Be Smart, Be Fit, Be Yourself,” which encourages eating right, exercise and self-esteem. Community Health Network has an ongoing initiative called “My Community Gets Healthy,” which focuses on exercise, healthy eating and behavioral changes for a lifetime commitment to health. The organizations will announce additional events this year that will help Central Indiana residents achieve optimum health.

“Making Hoosiers healthier is very important to the overall health of the state of Indiana,” said Bill Corley, president and CEO of Community Health Network. “We know that obesity and sedentary lifestyles can increase the risk of many illnesses and disease, raise health care costs and even impact the economy. We are excited about this collaboration with the Indiana Fever to make an impact in changing people’s habits and getting them motivated to stay healthy.”

Already a sponsor with the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, Community’s presenting partnership with the Fever means increased visibility throughout Central Indiana. Community Health Network will be incorporated as a part of the Fever’s official logo. Community will receive enhanced visibility at Fever events locally, as well as at Conseco Fieldhouse and during game broadcasts. Fever players will participate at various Community Health Network events and Community will conduct a health fair at a Fever game this summer. In addition, Community will support the Fever/YMCA Junior Hoops League, encouraging healthy activity among youth.

The Fever, which begins its sixth season in the WNBA this summer, enjoys its off-the-court community involvement and its role in promoting healthy lifestyles. The Fever opens training camp for the 2005 season on April 24. Indiana opens its 2005 regular season schedule against the Charlotte Sting on Sunday, May 22 (6:00 p.m.). For season ticket information or further information about Fever community programs, call (317) 917-2500.

Ranked among the top 40 integrated health care networks in the nation, Community Health Network has more than 60 sites of care throughout central Indiana. This includes Community Hospitals East, North and South in Indianapolis and Community Hospital Anderson; The Indiana Heart Hospital, a dedicated heart hospital; MedCheck urgent care centers; Indiana Surgery Centers; more than 50 primary care physician practices; home health services; nursing homes; and other health care facilities. Community Health Network is committed to getting you well and back to your life. For more information about Community Health Network or to find a physician, call (800) 777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com.