Congratulations and well done Leurene!

Leurene Hildenbrand

National, Ohio & Hall of Fame Senior Olympian

Leurene was one of four selected out of thousands of athletes across the US to be awarded the Humana Game Changer Award. She was interviewed on CBS TV, ABC TV, and FOX 13 TV; as well as several newspapers. Below are a few of the newspapers and the TV interview videos. 


CBS (WTSP-TV- Tampa Bay)

  • WTSP-TV (CBS-Tampa Bay) aired the segment featuring you during Sunday’s 11 p.m. newscast, aired a teaser for the segment at 11:16 p.m. and posted it online.  The segment gives a thorough overview of your inspiring story and captures Leurene competing at the Florida Senior Games.
  • Thus far, WTSP-TV has posted the segment on Twitter and  Facebook.

FOX (WTVT-TV- Tampa Bay)

  • that WTVT-TV (FOX-Tampa Bay)(Est. Aud.:167,399) aired the segment featuring you during the 5:51 p.m. sportscast and posted the segment online. The three minute segment gave an overview of your inspiring story and mentioned that you  was selected as a 2017 Humana Game Changer as an athlete who represents every age and ability and provides encouragement, motivation and inspiration for all seniors to start with healthy.
  • Thus far, Merissa Lynn – WTVT-TV Twitter and Facebook.


Tampa Bay Times:

  • Tampa Bay Times posted the article featuring you in the LifeTimes section online and ran the article in the print newspaper on 12/13. The article includes a Q&A with our Humana Games Changers on their inspiring stories and mentions that Humana is the presenting sponsor of the games and that Humana has selected four competitors as Humana Game Changers. I’ve attached the clip for your records.

Penny Saver Weekly News:

  • Ran the op-ed article featuring our Humana Game Changer, Leurene Hildenbrand on page 4 of the Thursday, 12/14 issue.  The article includes your competition results, photos of you competing in pickleball and showing off your Humana Game Changer medal. For reference, the photos were captured by our onsite AP photographer at the Florida Senior Games. I’ve attached the clip for your records.

Pinellas Park Beacon:

  • Pinellas Park Beacon ran an article featuring you on 12/9. The article gives a thorough overview of Leurene’s inspiring story and mentions that Humana, a sponsor of the Florida Senior Games has named the Pinellas Park resident as one of four Humana Changers for exemplifying healthy aging and serves as an inspiration for all ages.