Health And Fitness / Community
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 13th 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.
Late Night Hoops
Congratulations to this year’s winner, Echo/Garcia Recreation Centers
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.
Fit Campus / Community
Clippers FIT Campus is designed to:
- Address a key health and fitness concern on campus by incentivizing students to make a change
- Get students active
- Encourage better nutrition and a healthy lifestyle
- Assist students required to take the FITNESSGRAM reach a level of fitness that will improve scores
- Tipoff Event - FIT Campus School Rally
- FIT Campus Clinics
- Student Incentives and Rewards for participation and achievement
Fit Campus Events / Community
Congratulations to FIT Campus Winner, John Adams Middle School
The seven schools selected to participate in the FIT campus program are 42nd Street Elementary School, Aspire Tate Academy, Bethune Middle School, John Adams Middle School, John Muir Middle School, Mendez Learning Center, and Roosevelt High School. Students are asked to track the number of minutes they spend doing physical activity each day.
Our goal is to get students active and to meet program goals. We encourage students to strive for more than the minimum requirements. The program has many incentives and prizes to encourage students to work hard, including a huge Tipoff rally, two (2) FIT Campus Basketball and Books clinics held through the months of February and March hosted by Los Angeles Clipper players, coaches, and alumni, and a variety of student incentives and rewards for participation and achievement.
The Los Angeles Clippers Chairmen is in its 10th 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.
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.
The LA 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.
The LA Clippers challenge students in elementary and middle school to charge their way to a healthier lifestyle through exercise and nutrition. Each registered school finds creative ways to make exercise and healthy nutrition fun during a special one day event held for students on campus. This year, 67 schools with 39,199 students registered to host a fitness day. Some of the events included, relay races, walk-a-thons, fitness carnivals, and sports day. Congratulations to Ivy Bound Academy in Northridge for hosting the most creative FIT Day. Ivy Bound Academy created a fit commercial encouraging students to get active then formed teams to create theme based fitness activities. As a special reward, they received a basketball and books clinic on Friday, March 21, 2014 hosted by former Clippers player, Lamond Murray with a special appearance by Ryan Hollins.
The Clippers helped set up new playgrounds and courts.
FIT CUSTOMIZED WORKOUTS
As part of the FIT campus program, 30 students at each of the FIT Campus schools were selected to participate in a customized workout program. The program ran for a total of 6 weeks from February 11, 2013 to March 22, 2013. The program provided a certified trainer and yoga instructor twice a week for a total of 12 workout sessions per school. Each session was designed to provide a fun individual fitness plan for each student. As a result, students increased their speed by 69 percent, strengthen their core by 64 percent, and enhanced their flexibility by 58 percent. In addition, these students learned important tips on healthy nutrition.
The LA Clippers challenge students in elementary and middle school to charge their way to a healthier lifestyle through exercise and nutrition. Each participating student is asked to track the number of minutes they spend doing physical activity each day. The physical activity can be anything from walking, running, jogging, skipping, playing sports, jump roping, dancing, or anything that requires a student to get up and move! Our goal is for participating students to record a minimum of 20 minutes of physical activity per day. This year, 91 schools with 30,103 students registered to participate in the FIT Minutes challenge. Congratulations to Richardson Middle School for tracking the most FIT minutes. Richardson Middle School tallied a total of 664,738 fit minutes. As a special reward, on Thursday, February 6, 2014 they received a basketball and books clinic hosted by former Clippers player, Lamond Murray with special appearances by Matt Barnes and Ryan Holllins.