Healthfirst and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Sponsor Second Annual Bronx Youth Talent Show

BRONX, NY,May 20, 2014 –Healthfirst presents the second annual 2014 Bronx Youth Talent Show Grand Finale on Saturday, May 31 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Lehman College-Lovinger Theatre, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468.
The talent show, open to children ages 9-14 from participating public schools in the Bronx, will feature 24 finalists displaying their singing and dance talent, competing for the grand prize of $1,000 for their school. Contestants include dance groups and individual singers.
All contestants were nominated by their school, drawing registration from hundreds of performers. A total of six winners will be selected wining the following prizes: dance group winners take home Gold ($1,000), Silver ($700) and Bronze ($500); individual winners take home Gold ($600), Silver ($400) and Bronze ($300); Prizes are awarded in the form of a check to the winning school/individual along with an award certificate and trophy.
“Based on the remarkable wealth of talent displayed last year, we are very pleased to join forces with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and our community partners to continue this contest for students to express their creativity,” said Paul Portsmore, Healthfirst SVP of Business Development & Member Acquisition. “We are dedicated to providing resources and outlets such as this to the Bronx community that promote healthy expression and the development of healthy minds.”
Special guest judges for the finale include Johnny Marines (manager of Latin singing group sensation, Aventura, and solo artist, Romeo Santos) and local Bronx hip hop recording artist, John Brackett.
Registration for the contest closed in April 2014 followed by preliminary rounds. Additional sponsors include Boston Road Pediatrics, PC and Briggs Family Pediatrics. For more information, please visit www.healthfirst.org.
About Healthfirst
Healthfirst is a not-for-profit managed care organization with more than 900,000 members of the diverse communities of downstate New York. We are ranked the #1 Quality Medicaid Plan in NYS. We treat our Medicaid, Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus, Medicare Advantage, and Managed Long Term Care members with the same care and attention we would want for our own families. We are also a proud participant in NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. For more information, visit the company’s websites at www.healthfirst.org.

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