February 10, 2022

Manitoba Blue Cross and Golf Manitoba: Your Partners in Health

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Male golfer standing on course doing a back stretch. Golf clubs are in the foreground. Trees are in the background.

Manitoba Blue Cross is now the Official Health & Wellness Partner of Golf Manitoba. Both organizations recognize the physical and mental health benefits of the game and are aligning to support golfers on and off the fairway.

“The avenues that Manitoba Blue Cross makes available to support the health and wellness of Manitobans is second to none,” says Jared Ladobruk, Golf Manitoba executive director. “That is why this partnership is a natural fit for us. Their mission aligns with our desire for more individuals to start to understand and appreciate the game’s wider range of health benefits.”

Manitoba Blue Cross will have a presence at select Golf Manitoba championships and events to provide golfers with on-the-spot wellness support. The health benefits provider will also offer monthly physical and mental health tips and strategies to support a golfer’s game and their overall well-being. To protect health when away from home, Golf Manitoba members can also save 10 per cent on travel health coverage from Manitoba Blue Cross.

“Our new partnership with Golf Manitoba is fitting as we continue to support Manitobans to live better and healthier lives,” says Benjamin Graham, Manitoba Blue Cross president and CEO. “We are excited to support golfers throughout the province in preventing injury and strengthening mental health as they play the game and appreciate all the ways the sport can benefit them on and off the green.”

Manitoba Blue Cross and Golf Manitoba encourage more Manitobans to experience the benefits of golf. Throughout the pandemic, golf played a valuable role in many people’s lives as it was one of the few ways that friends and family were able to safely connect while experiencing the physical, social, mental and emotional benefits of the game.

Golf Manitoba members can find more information about the partnership and travel health discount at golfmb.ca.

Jodie Voth, manager of Employee Assistance Services, Manitoba Blue Cross and Jared Ladobruck, executive director, Golf Manitoba, talk about the physical and mental benefits of golf and why it's not too early to be practicing and playing golf already.

About Manitoba Blue Cross

Manitoba Blue Cross is a Manitoba-based health benefits provider with coverage that is among the best in the industry. With the added advantage of a national network, they provide the utmost care for their members living both locally and out of province.

As an independent licensee of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans and together with its subsidiary, Blue Cross Life, they provide health, dental, employee assistance, life, disability, wellness and travel coverage for over half a million people. Their personal and group plans fill the gap between government health plans and what Manitobans want and need.

Learn more here.

About Golf Manitoba

Golf Manitoba is the Provincial Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Manitoba representing 9,000 golfers and 80 member clubs across the province. A proud partner of Golf Canada, Golf Manitoba’s mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf for the benefit of all participants. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our vision is to be a leader in delivering quality, innovative and accessible golf programs and services.

Learn more at golfmb.ca

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