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NBA/WNBA FIT, ACSM To Host Fitness and Basketball Skills Clinic for Indianapolis Youth

by Anne Bell | Jul 03, 2013

May 27, 2013

Clinic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will promote health and wellness in all ages

 The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Basketball Association (NBA) and the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will team up to offer a free community event for Indianapolis-area children ages 7-12 and their parents. This active, engaging clinic will build and strengthen families’ commitment to health and wellness by engaging them in fun activities and providing tools to guide them toward better fitness.

NBA/WNBA FIT Lead Clinician Frank Lopez will get children up and moving through fitness stations focusing on core strength, speed coordination, agility and footwork, hand-eye coordination, strength and agility. After putting their skills to the test in fitness stations, children will compete in the NBA/WNBA FIT Obstacle Course.

ACSM member Felicia Stoler will speak to children about nutrition and exercise and will answer parents’ questions about their children’s nutrition and physical activity habits. Parents will then compete with their children in the NBA/WNBA FIT Obstacle Course.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 5-7 p.m.

WHERE: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 

MEDIA NOTES:         Frank Lopez, Felicia Stoler and YMCA representatives will be available to speak with the media during the event. ACSM staff will be on site to help coordinate interviews and photo opportunities as needed.

Media interested in covering the event may contact Lauren Johnson at 219-508-6048 or ljohnson@acsm.org.

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The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 50,000 international, national, and regional members and certified professionals are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. The 60th ACSM Annual Meeting brings more than 6,000 physicians, scientists, educators, students and others to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis May 28-June 1. At the same time, the third World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) will convene some of the world’s leading physical activity and health experts to build on the global charter launched in 2010. EIM sessions are held at the The Westin Indianapolis.

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis serves more than 200,000 people in diverse communities throughout greater Indianapolis. The YMCA brings together young and old, men and women, people of all faiths, backgrounds and incomes. Last year, the YMCA provided nearly $6 million in scholarships, subsidies and underwritten programs and community services in low-income neighborhoods. Through 13 locations and in collaboration with more than 200 churches, schools and other community groups and organizations, the YMCA is also able to extend its program opportunities throughout central Indiana and into the heart of urban neighborhoods. To donate or for more information about YMCA programs and services, visit www.OurCauseIsYou.org.

 

 

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