Regence Sales team creates fun and memories for 300 children

What: An afternoon of fun and games!

When: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Where: The Regence Boys & Girls Club, 4430 N. Trenton, Portland, Oregon 97203

Why: Every kid deserves a summer carnival!

PORTLAND, Ore. – What kid doesn’t deserve an afternoon of hockey, horseshoes, facepainting and -- Pelican Fish Pitch? Yeah, we don’t know what Pelican Fish Pitch is either, but we know it’s going to be an exciting afternoon for 300 kids at the Regence Boys & Girls Club in North Portland.

Every day the Boys & Girls Club strives to create “A Positive Place for Kids” and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon is delighted to help make that happen.

The Oregon sales team will host the day as carnival barkers, giving kids the opportunity to test their skills at golf and bowling, compete for raffle prizes, and take home delicious gourmet cakes. Throw in basketball, hockey, bean bag toss, frog flinger, quarterback attack, lollipop tree, pin a win, ping pong toss and -- you get the idea. This is going to be a blast!

“I absolutely love this day,” said Don Antonucci, Vice President of Sales. “To see the smiles and hear the laughter of these boys and girls as they run from one carnival contest to another is what being part of a community is all about. I hope the memories these kids make during this event stay with them all summer long.”

So, step right up to sink that putt, toss that bean bag, and win a prize. The 3rd Annual Regence Boys & Girls Club Summer Carnival is almost here!

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland

Since 1946, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area has been providing thousands of young people throughout the Portland metro area with affordable, high-quality after-school and summer programs designed to help them develop the qualitites needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Our Clubs offer kids what they want most: safe, clean, fun places to go when they're not in school; caring adults who respect and guide them; and challenging programs that teach them life skills and keep them engaged in productive activities.

About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon is a leading health plan in Oregon, with more than 750,000 members, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence is the largest health insurer in the Northwest / Intermountain Region, serving nearly 2.5 million members as Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington). Each plan is a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Regence is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. For more information, please visit or