66ers Team Up with Muscogee 'Creek' Nation to Stop Diabetes

The Tulsa 66ers were back in the community this week when they hosted a Fit Clinic inside the Muscogee ‘Creek’ Nation Omniplex. Partnering with ‘Muscogee ‘Creek’ Nation and the ‘Dribble to Stop Diabetes’ Campaign, 66ers players Dwight Buycks and Brady Morningstar joined representatives from the Tulsa business office to conduct a one hour fit clinic to approximately 80 children.

The clinic focused on strength training, cardio/basketball drills and abdominal/core training. The goal of the 66ers clinic is to encourage students to lead healthier, more active lives, and learn simple and fun ways to by physically active each day.

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Dribble to Stop Diabetes is a national multimedia campaign developed by the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the NBA Development League, in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US to encourage basketball 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.

Estimates show that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and every 20 seconds – the time it takes for a timeout in a basketball game – someone in the United States is diagnosed with the disease. On top of that, an estimated seven million people remain undiagnosed with type 2 diabetes which is why driving awareness through the Dribble to Stop Diabetes program is so essential.

It’s important to know your risk for diabetes and, if you are at risk, talk to your doctor and get tested. Visit www.dribbletostopdiabetes.com for more information and to take the risk assessment.