Steward Health Care announced an exclusive partnership with legendary American soccer player, Kristine Lilly. The two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner and two-time World Cup champion will serve as Steward’s Community Wellness Ambassador. Lilly will travel nationally to the markets where Steward operates and participate in soccer clinics, share her passion for leading an active and healthy lifestyle, and visit with patients and their families at Steward hospitals.
“Steward is honored to welcome one of the greatest athletes in the history of American sports to our team,” said Whitney Andresen, Vice President of Corporate Relationships for Steward Health Care. “Kristine Lilly is not only a legendary soccer player, but a role model for women and girls. As our Community Wellness Ambassador, Kristine will promote the critical importance of staying healthy and active, values that are core to Steward’s mission.”
In her role as Steward’s Community Wellness Ambassador, Lilly will speak to women and girls, as well as to the broader public, about her personal experience maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle, sharing lessons and techniques learned over the course of a storied career.
“I am very excited about joining the Steward team as Community Wellness Ambassador.” said retired soccer star Kristine Lilly. “Steward’s focus is on keeping people healthy in the communities where they live and – as a mother and a former professional athlete – it’s something I care deeply about.”
Lilly was a member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team for 23 years, and she played in more international games than any female or male soccer player in the world. Having played in five FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments, Lilly is the co-founder of the TeamFirst Soccer Academy, which supports girls and young women in soccer. In addition to winning four NCAA Division I National Championships, Lilly was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame and the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame.