FREE KIDS SUMMER CLINICS PROGRAM
The Los Angeles Clippers Free Summer Clinics Program provides children in the greater Los Angeles area with a variety of free activities during the months of July and August. The summer clinics go beyond basketball maintaining our Clippers FIT health and wellness platform promoting healthy, active lifestyles for children and families.
The Los Angeles Clippers are proud to deliver our Clippers FIT Program to your school. This program was designed to reinforce the importance of fitness and exercise to youth in our community. The Clippers FIT program is directed at elementary and middle school students. Clippers FIT is part of NBA FIT. NBA FIT is a comprehensive health and wellness platform promoting healthy, active lifestyles for children and adults. The NBA FIT initiative encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families.
Children and teens need physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A moderate amount of physical activity such as running, jogging and playing sports, added into a child's daily routine can have significant health benefits.
Get geared up to participate in an exciting program with great rewards! Fore more information, contact the Los Angeles Clippers Community Relations office at (310) 862-6032.
FIT CAMPUS PROGRAM
The Clippers FIT Program has three parts, FIT Minutes Challenge, FIT Days and FIT Campus. The Los Angeles Clippers, The California Endowment, and Kia Motors have partnered to deliver the Clippers FIT Campus Program. Six schools have been selected to participate in the launch of Clippers FIT Campus. This initiative will work with selected schools to enhance the quality of life of students reinforcing the importance of a healthy lifestyle through exercise and nutrition.
Clippers FIT Campus is designed to:
1. Address a key health and fitness concern on campus by incentivizing students to make a change
2. Get students active
3. Encourage better nutrition and a healthy lifestyle
4. Assist students required to take the FITNESSGRAM reach a level of fitness that will improve scores
1. Tipoff Event - FIT Campus School Rally
2. FIT Campus Clinics
3. Student Incentives and Rewards for participation and achievement
Clippers FIT is part of the NBA's health and wellness platform promoting healthy, active lifestyles for children and families. Children and teens need physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A moderate amount of physical activity such as running, jogging and playing sports, added into a child's daily routine can have significant health benefits. The goal of the program is to get children moving, teach them about healthy nutrition and reinforce the importance of education and staying in school.
LATE NIGHT HOOPS
Late Night Hoops presented by The California Endowment is a late evening basketball league providing positive alternatives for young adults by allowing them to run the courts instead of running the streets. The program will promote non-violence and unity, health and fitness, educational opportunities, employment referral and organized recreation and cultural activities. The Late Night Hoops league will go beyond basketball with off-court activities which include both Job and Health Fairs for the league's players and the local community.
The basketball league is held at Rancho Cienega Sports Complex in Los Angeles. The season tipped-off Tuesday, March 12th, with the distribution of jerseys, shoes and the inaugural game. The LAPD Basketball team played the Late Night Hoops team comprised of one player from each the league's 14 teams. The LNH season runs for 17 weeks, culminating with a Health Fair, All-Star game, Three Point Contest and Championship game. Games are played at night between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The league recruits over 170 young adults ages 18-25 from the Figueroa corridor and various at risk neighborhoods in South Los Angeles. Teams come from thirteen recreation centers: Denker/MLK, Jackie Tatum Harvard, St. Andrews, Slauson, Rancho Cienega, Echo/Garcia, Algin Sutton, Mt. Caramel, Green Meadows, Ross Synder, EXPO, Jim Gilliam, and Gilbert Lindsey.
The Clippers Late Night Hoops program was successful in the 1990's in large part to the Los Angeles Clippers existing partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and the Los Angeles Police Department. Positive changes from the Clippers Late Night Hoops program in the 1990's included counseling and promotion of non-violent conflict resolution, educational/scholarship opportunities, employment referral and organized recreational and cultural activities. Participants made choices to change and improve their lives; for many participating athletes, the league provided hope and opportunity.
The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people's health. The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The Endowment's Web site at www.calendow.org.
The Clippers and the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks have collaborated to promote the fundamentals of basketball, sportsmanship and athletics as an alternative to negative influences. In 2001 the program began with 750 participants from three centers: Normandie, Shatto & Queen Anne.
Going into our ninth season, the program has grown to include close to 2,000 participants from 12 recreation centers representing all regions of LACRP. Recreation centers include Normandie, Shatto, Rosecrans, Hubert Humphrey, LACES, Nickerson, Imperial, Jordan Downs, Alpine, Robertson, Rancho Cienega, and EXPO Center. The Junior Clippers program serves inner-city children, ages 5-15. The season runs from early January through the end of March, culminating with a championship tournament in early April. The Junior Clippers program also includes four clinics. Three of the clinics are held at inner city recreation centers and one held at STAPLES Center prior to a Clippers home game. The Clinic Series includes basketball fundamentals, health & nutrition, and sportsmanship.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS CHAIRMEN
The Los Angeles Clippers Chairmen is in its eighth year as part of the Clippers family. The Clippers Wheelchair players are not only Chairmen of the Court they also participate with Clippers community outreach to children directing youth to a positive life path.
In 1997-98, the first-ever NWBA All-Star Game for its NBA-affiliated teams was held in New York as part of All-Star Weekend. Chairmen team member Sal Diaz represented the Clippers Chairmen at the 2004 NWBA All-Star game held during NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles in February of 2004.
The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA), along with the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association (CWBA) offers the NBA a 50 year history of organized and competitive sports for people with disabilities. Wheelchair basketball began as rehabilitation for soldiers returning from World War II and was formalized as a competitive sport in 1948, just one season after the NBA.