Austin, TX. March 8, 2012 – The Austin Toros have partnered with Sanofi US and the American Diabetes Association to support Dribble to Stop Diabetes, a national campaign designed to encourage fans to live an active, healthy lifestyle and raise awareness about diabetes prevention, management and the potentially serious health complications that can be associated with the disease.
"Sanofi is proud of the awareness we were able to bring to diabetes prevention and management through the first year of the Dribble to Stop Diabetes program," said Dennis Urbaniak, Vice President, Head of U.S. Diabetes, Sanofi US. "It is estimated that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and that this number is rising. That is why we look forward to reaching even more people through our continued partnership with the NBA, WNBA, NBA D-League and the American Diabetes Association."
Toros players will head to Anderson Mill Elementary at 2:00 pm Friday, March 9 to attend gym class with first and second graders to emphasize the importance of healthy food choices, exercise, and diabetes prevention. Selected students will win an opportunity to then attend the Toros’ game on Saturday, March 10 at noon as “basketball buddies” during the National Anthem.
For more information on the Dribble to Stop Diabetes campaign, visit www.DribbleToStopDiabetes.com.
The Toros take on the Sioux Falls Skyforce tonight at 7:30pm at Cedar Park Center. Tickets start at $5 and are available tonight at the Cedar Park Center box office.