City of Houston Bike Share
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) committed $750,000 to expand Houston B-Cycle, sharing the City of Houston’s commitment to provide healthy transportation alternatives for residents. That announcement sealed another community partnership with the City of Houston as Bike Share, a commuter and recreational transportation option for residents, grew from 3 to 24 stations and from 18 to 200 bicycles in downtown and other Houston neighborhoods. The investment is designed to help Texas children and families, not only find more convenient transportation, but get healthier through increased, fun, physical activity.
The Astros Foundation
The Astros Foundation and BCBSTX celebrated the opening of three newly revitalized Houston youth baseball fields at Ingrando Park in 2013. As part of BCBSTX’s commitment to the Houston community, the company made a $350,000 donation to the Astros Foundation to help fund the renovation of these public ball fields and provide a safe environment for youth. Supporting health and wellness within our communities comes naturally to BCBSTX and investing in a safe place for families to engage in healthy, fun activities, such as baseball, is part of our mission.