Bulls launch EnergizaBulls fitness program
In support of the EnergizaBulls fitness program, the Bulls received a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation.
Andrés Nocioni gave a student some pointers as the EnergizaBulls fitness program was launched.
As the number of overweight children in the U.S. is on the rise and with more children at risk to become obese as adults, developing a healthy lifestyle at a young age is extremely important. The Bulls created the Energizabulls fitness program to help combat the childhood obesity epidemic.
EnergizaBulls is an innovative program that promotes healthy nutritional habits and fitness exercises through HOPSports, a unique interactive multi-media platform. Through this program, students learn different exercise programs, techniques and nutritional tips directly from Bulls celebrities such as Ben Gordon and team mascot Benny the Bull.
Currently, pilot programs of the EnergizaBulls fitness program are being utilized in physical education classes and after-school programs at a number of local schools and boys and girls clubs throughout the Chicagoland area including Victor Herbert and William H. Brown Elementary schools, James Jordan and General Woods Boys & Girls Clubs, and West Aurora High School.
In support of this program, the Bulls received a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to provide the EnergizaBulls fitness program for Orozco Community Academy as well as Lowell Elementary and Byrne Elementary schools. With the addition of more schools in the near future, the Bulls are cementing their commitment to keeping Chicago’s youth healthy for years to come.