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Inspired Bronze Creates the ‘Oliver Award’ for the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

by Yari

Inspired Bronze, Inc. (www.inspiredbronze.com), designers and manufacturers of custom awards, trophies and fine sculptural art, recently created the ‘Oliver Award’ for the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. The Oliver Award is presented to approximately 200 recipients each year, who contribute more than $1,000 annually, provide exceptional personal or corporate service, and help support the organizations goals.

“Inspired Bronze was selected for their creativity and artistic contributions, to bring Oliver alive in a three-dimensional statue award. Their customer service, attention-to-detail, and ability to partner with us to establish an award that would be coveted by all was exceptional,” says Scott Mitchell, Adventure Advertising, which headed the project for UHCF.  

Inspired Bronze modeled the custom Oliver Award after Oliver the bear and Hope the butterfly; the main characters in the Oliver & Hope™ children’s book series by UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. The design was handcrafted into a three-dimensional model and cast in pewter. Custom awards are delivered annually to all recipients with a hand-addressed letter from the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation president.

“This project was particularly special because it honors those who help the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation’s mission, helping families and children in need. It was a pleasure working with Adventure Advertising, and we look forward to continue doing so,” says Matt Ramieri, Inspired Bronze owner and head artist.

Proceeds from Oliver & Hope™ book sales help fund medical grants, which assist families in paying for children’s medical expenses not covered or fully covered by a commercial health insurance plan. For more information on how to purchase a book, please visit www.uhccf.org/oliverandhope.

 To learn more about Inspired Bronze, please visit http://www.inspiredbronze.com or contact Jackie Ramieri at 386-738-5637.

About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity that strives to enhance either the clinical condition or quality of life of children who have health care needs not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health benefit plan. UHCCF provides medical grants of up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child) for costs associated with medical services and equipment. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees.  Donations to help provide assistance are deeply appreciated. To apply, donate or learn more, please visit www.UHCCF.org.

About Adventure Advertising

Adventure™ provides all-encompassing creative and marketing services to leading regional and national brands on a project basis. Senior-level experience and nationally recognized executions complement existing client resources for energized brand strength, growth and success. The production side of Adventure™, Adventure Studios, provides award-winning still photography, video and graphics production. Adventure Studios complements the advertising agency’s capabilities, but operates independently. Visit www.adventureadvertising.com for more information.

About Inspired Bronze

Inspired Bronze, Inc. (http://www.inspiredbronze.com) designs and manufactures bronze sculptural work to be displayed as fine art or incorporated in high-end custom trophies and awards. Using only the best materials, each sculpture is hand-crafted through each phase of the lost wax casting process and inspected before delivery by the company’s founder. Inspired Bronze also offers expert bronze repair and restoration; recognition plaques; and lost wax art casting services including mold making, wax casting and bronze finishing. The new Designed to Order Collection, launched in January 2013, offers the same quality and craftsmanship in ready-to-order designs for faster availability.