Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, is pleased to announce the inaugural Humana “Military Appreciation Day” taking place at the Humana Challenge PGA TOUR golf tournament on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Created to honor military members and their families, this event will be held in La Quinta, Calif.
Humana Military Appreciation Day will feature a ceremony to honor members of the Armed Forces and their families, which will include inspirational messages from military leaders, a color guard and a flyover. In addition, all active duty military, Reserve, veterans and military retirees, along with their dependents, will receive free admission to the Humana Challenge.
“The Humana Challenge, formerly the Bob Hope Classic, has a long history of celebrating our nation’s servicemen and women who give so much every day,” said Tim McClain, President of Humana Government Business. “Given Bob Hope’s legacy and devotion to entertaining military troops, it is fitting to dedicate a day to honoring military personnel and their families. In the end, we hope the Military Appreciation Day will have a lasting impact on all participants and continue to honor our troops.”
“Additionally, during the Humana Challenge event, the Military Warriors Support Foundation will donate a 100 percent mortgage-free home to a local veteran injured during combat. Humana-sponsored PGA TOUR golfer David Toms will be on hand to award the home, which signifies Humana’s continued commitment to the military community.”“We at Humana are proud to honor our military personnel during an event like the Humana Challenge, which is steeped in tradition,” said Bruce Broussard, President and CEO of Humana. “We also know that our dedication to the military does not end at the Humana Challenge. In fact, our company has a long history of supporting the armed forces and their families.” Humana offers various services and resources to current military members, veterans, and their families through Humana Government Business. Humana Government Business works collaboratively with federal government partners to deliver high-quality, cost-effective, accessible health solutions to government employees.