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The Amerigroup Foundation 'Breakfast of Champions' Honors Community Leaders with Boxing Champion Evander Holyfield
Date:12/17/2009

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Dec. 17, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The Amerigroup Foundation today honored 12 Hampton Roads-area non-profit organizations at its first 'Breakfast of Champions' awards celebration in Virginia Beach. Serving as mistress of ceremonies was local television personality, Barbara Ciara, managing editor and anchor of WTKR NewsChannel 3. The breakfast keynote speaker was world-renowned 'champion' and four-time heavyweight boxing title-holder - Evander Holyfield.

Addressing a packed house of Amerigroup 'Real Caring' volunteers and local community organizations at company headquarters, Mr. Holyfield said he felt right at home: "Having started my boxing career in Hampton Roads I will always have an affinity for this community and the organizations who serve the area's most needy. There was a time, in my youth, when I was among those in need and it is because of volunteers like those recognized today, I was able to accomplish great things. The Amerigroup Foundation should be commended for acknowledging how these everyday champions help foster and nourish world-class champions."

The following local charities received a $1,000 grant from the Amerigroup Foundation, for their exemplary grassroots efforts in the community:

  • Alzheimer's Association - Southeastern Virginia Chapter
  • Chesapeake Health Investment Program (CHIP)
  • Chesapeake Service Systems
  • Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters
  • F.A.C.T - Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater
  • ForKids
  • Samaritan House
  • Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
  • Sun Wheelers, Inc.
  • The Up Center
  • Urban League of Hampton Roads
  • Western Tidewater Free Clinic.

"What better way to recognize the anniversary of Amerigroup Corporation and continue in our belief of giving back to those who support the people we serve," said John E. Littel, Chairman of the Amerigroup Found
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