WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 8, 2019 – Velocity Urgent Care (https://www.velocityuc.com) has
contributed more than $8,000 to Virginia public schools and a $1,500 scholarship through an
innovative program designed to encourage student wellness and academic achievement.
Launched during the 2018-19 school year, the program provided reward funds to 16 school
districts and two private schools throughout Eastern Virginia.
Through its School Physical Program, Velocity Urgent Care provided a $5.00 investment reward
for each student who received a school or sports physical at any of its 14 locations. Students
and their parents had the option of designating the reward to the school or organization of their
“Through our partnership with local schools and school districts we have been able to reach
desired wellness outcomes and enact change in students’ physical health,” said Velocity CEO
Alan Ayers. “We are also honored, through our partnership with Virginia Dominion Energy, to
provide a scholarship and encourage further education for a deserving student interested in
pursuing a career in healthcare.”
Awards were presented to officials from Newport News Public Schools, Norfolk Public Schools,
Virginia Beach Public Schools and Williamsburg/James City County Public Schools during a
June 17 reception at Velocity Urgent Care’s Ward’s Corner location. The event was attended by
Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander, and Virginia House Delegates Jay Jones and Stephen
The $1,500 Velocity Urgent Care Scholarship was awarded to Neveah Saunders, a 2019
graduate of Norfolk Public Schools. Ms. Saunders will attend Delaware State University in the
About Velocity Urgent Care:
Velocity Urgent Care, based in Williamsburg, offers no-appointment-necessary visits with
licensed providers for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. Services also include digital
X-rays and lab capabilities on-site. Most insurance is accepted, and there is a self-pay option for
those without insurance. In addition, Velocity’s partnership with Sentara Healthcare enables
referrals and data-sharing with over 3,900 Sentara specialists and primary care providers,
including participation in Sentara Quality Care Network (SQCN).
Velocity Urgent Care operates 14 locations across Eastern Virginia including facilities in
Carrolton, Gloucester, Newport News, Norfolk (2), South Boston, Suffolk (2), Virginia Beach (4),
Woodbridge and Williamsburg.
Velocity Urgent Care is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Patients seeking care can reserve a spot online or simply walk in. For more
information visit https://www.velocityuc.com.
Chief Executive Officer
Velocity Urgent Care
Attached Photo Captions:
Schools throughout Eastern Virginia received more than $8,000 in
participation rewards through the first Velocity Urgent Care School
Physical Program. From left: Keshia Brown, Velocity Urgent Care
Director of Clinical Operations; Dr. Amber Rach, Virginia Beach
Public Schools;Eileen Cox, Senior Director for Communications
& Engagement, Williamsburg/James City County Public Schools;
and, Alan Ayers, Chief Executive Officer, Velocity Urgent Care.
Neveah Saunders, a 2019 graduate of Maury High School in Norfolk, received
the first Velocity Urgent Care Scholarship during a presentation June 17.
From left: Steve Suttmiller, Norfolk Public Schools; Keshia Brown, Velocity
Urgent Care Director of Clinical Operations; Saunders, Alan Ayers,
Chief Executive Officer, Velocity Urgent Care.
Photo credits: Velocity Urgent Care