Atlanta, June 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogistiCare, the nation’s largest non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) broker and its subsidiary, Circulation, today announced sponsorship of the 2019 Special Olympics Maine Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine June 7-9.
The company will provide monetary support to assist with a portion of the cost of housing and t-shirts for more than 1,500 Special Olympic Maine athletes during the three-day event.
“We are thrilled to partner with LogistiCare in the year’s marquee event,” said Phil Geelhoed, president and CEO Special Olympics Maine. “We greatly appreciate their support, look forward to working with their team and hope to develop a long-term relationship.”
Now in its 50th year, Special Olympics Maine provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The games provide opportunities for athletes to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.
“Our employees are constantly looking for ways to give back in the communities we serve, and this sponsorship is especially exciting because the athletes we are supporting are LogistiCare members,” said CEO Jeff Felton. “We are gratified to sponsor these members and wish them the very best in their quest to bring home the gold.”
Since its inception, LogistiCare has been dedicated to supporting underserved individuals. The company annually participates in National Kidney Foundation fundraising walks in 23 cities throughout the country and has raised more than $700,000 in the last five years. The company also participates in local food drives, clothing drives and is an active participant in goBeyondProfit, an organization that encourages businesses to make significant contributions to improve communities in which they live, work and serve.
ABOUT LOGISTICARE | CIRCULATION
LogistiCare, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq:PRSC), is the nation's largest manager of non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) programs for state government agencies and managed care organizations. The company's services include NEMT ride management, call center management, transportation provider network development and credentialing, and vendor administration. The company is focused on providing access to convenient, cost-effective, safe and reliable transportation. Together with subsidiary Circulation, acquired in September 2018, LogistiCare delivers tech-enabled solutions that provide enhanced functionality, stronger network performance, streamlined workflow processes, and higher overall system efficiency. LogistiCare consistently maintains a 99 percent complaint-free service rate while annually managing on average over 62 million trips and more than 24 million eligible riders in 49 states and the District of Columbia. For more information about the company, please visit www.logisticare.com and www.prscholdings.com.
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