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West Virginia Senior Sports Classic to Kick Off May 2 in Charleston, Presented by Humana

Multi-Sport Competition to Draw Hundreds of Participants from Across West Virginia


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:30 am EDT



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"We’re excited to begin our second quarter-century of hosting this outstanding competition for our state’s senior athletes, who take great pride in taking part in this special event"

CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 26th annual West Virginia Senior Sports Classic (WVSSC), the multi-sport competition for seniors, will be held Thursday, May 2 through Saturday, May 4, 2019, primarily in the Charleston area. For the first time, leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) will be the games’ presenting sponsor.

Several hundred athletes from West Virginia and beyond are expected to participate, ranging in age from 50 to 90+. They will compete within age groups in 17 individual and team sports, including archery, basketball, cycling, golf, pickleball, racquetball, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Medals will be awarded for first-, second-, and third-place finishes in each sport.

“We’re excited to begin our second quarter-century of hosting this outstanding competition for our state’s senior athletes, who take great pride in taking part in this special event,” said Harold Vealey, Director of the West Virginia Senior Sports Classic. “Sports, recreation, and exercise enhance our quality of life, and we salute the dedicated participants who give these games their all.”

The public is invited to come watch the competitions, which will be held mainly at venues in and around Charleston. The racquetball competition will take place in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

“This multi-sport event is a wonderful way for these inspiring athletes to come together in the spirit of competition and fellowship, and for West Virginians to have the chance to celebrate and support them,” said Eric Bohannon, Humana Regional President for Medicare in West Virginia. “Humana is thrilled to be the games’ presenting sponsor, a reflection of our dedication to the health and well-being of the communities we serve across the state.”

For more information on the West Virginia Senior Sports Classic, please visit www.wvssc.com or call 304-205-1565. Participation is open to anyone who will be age 50 by December 31, 2019; please see specific registration deadlines at www.wvssc.com.

About the West Virginia Senior Sports Classic

The West Virginia Senior Sports Classic (WVSSC) began in Huntington in 1992 with a few athletes playing tennis and basketball. From that meager beginning, the games have grown to include hundreds of participating athletes.

WVSSC is a non-profit West Virginia corporation that is associated with the National Senior Games Association. For more information, please visit www.wvssc.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s website at humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
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  • Most recent investor conference presentations
  • Quarterly earnings news releases
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Harold Vealey
West Virginia Senior Sports Classic

Alissa Krinsky
Humana Corporate Communications

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