Thursday, January 30, 2014

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Portland Pirates Team Up To Praise Local Heroes

Portland, Maine - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine and the Portland Pirates and are excited to announce the return of their collaborative program that recognizes local heroes in the community.

The Anthem Community Angels program recognizes community "angels,” people in the local community who have led, created or otherwise been influential in activities that strengthen the community.

Examples include building a playground, raising money to help an individual or family in a difficult situation, involvement in youth athletics or other activities and regularly volunteering with a local non-profit.

“We know there are many local angels who work endlessly to better the community and believe it is important to recognize and support them in their efforts,” said Daniel Corcoran, president and general manager of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine. “We’re accepting nominations now and encourage the general public to nominate deserving volunteers from communities across the state of Maine.”

“The Pirates are excited for the opportunity to partner with Anthem to honor local ‘angels’ for the third year,” said Brian Petrovek, Pirates CEO. “We encourage the public to nominate deserving individuals on our website and we look forward to hosting the honorees at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee this season.”

Up to eight honorees will be chosen before the conclusion of the 2013-14 season. Each honoree will be recognized at a home game in an on-ice ceremony and will receive a framed Pirates jersey. In addition, Anthem will make a $500 donation in the honoree’s name to a health-related non-profit of his or her choice.

To nominate an Anthem Community Angel, please visit

About Anthem

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of Maine, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.   Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is available at Also, follow us on Twitter at, on Facebook at, or visit our YouTube channel at

About the Portland Pirates

Entering their third decade of providing fun-filled, family entertainment, the Portland Pirates are the American Hockey league affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes. For more information, visit our website at, like us on Facebook at and follow us on twitter at

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