ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) donated a Multi-Sport Court to South Valley Academy (SVA), a college preparatory public charter middle and high school in Albuquerque that serves more than 650 students. BCBSNM, SVA and volunteers from the community built the new Multi-Sport Court in one day in place of the outdated court at SVA. The Multi-Sport Court will provide the community with space for a wide variety of sports, including basketball, soccer and volleyball. SVA is a community school that opens its campus to local organizations for community use which will now include use of the Multi-Sport Court.
The new Multi-Sport Court at SVA is part of an effort led by BCBSNM with help from KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through play. Since 2012, BCBSNM has donated five playgrounds, 16 Imagination Playgrounds and now one Multi-Sport Court to communities throughout New Mexico.
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About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is one of the largest commercial health insurers in New Mexico with more than 600,000 New Mexicans carrying a Blue Cross and Blue Shield card. Since 1940, BCBSNM has been committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSNM is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.