The Humana Challenge is called a week of well-being with a side of golf. From the beginning, the priority has been to inspire people to take a more active role in improving their own health and the health of their communities. The focus on health and philanthropy is a tribute to the legacy and emphasis established by Bob Hope, who hosted the event in California’s Coachella Valley for many years.
The multigenerational playgrounds that were built in partnership with KaBOOM! during the first three years of the PGA TOUR event are perfect illustrations of the positive impact that the Humana Challenge has had in the local community.
One of those playgrounds was built at the Las Casas apartments in Coachella two years ago. The construction was made possible through a donation by the Humana Foundation that resulted from a challenge to tournament spectators to log steps that were tracked on pedometers given to them at the event.
We revisited that playground Monday and asked some of the children who live in the apartments to talk about the impact it has had on their community. Their smiles and their answers in the video above are a testament to the power of play and the power of volunteerism.
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