Hyman, Sutton Help Mound Students Get 66ers Fit

TULSA, Okla., January 17, 2013 - Tulsa 66ers players Travis Hyman and Dominique Sutton hosted a 66ers Fit Clinic at Mounds Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon, helping lead fitness and basketball stations to teach students the importance of exercise and staying fit.

Hyman and Sutton began the clinic by leading Mounds students in a warm up and stretching routine, teaching the kids the essentials of warming up their bodies before a workout. The students then broke out into individual stations that focused on layups, jump shots, dribbling skills and passing.

The players brought the group together and showed off some of their basketball skills in front of the fourth and fifth graders before taking a group photo.

The roles then reversed and the students quickly became the teachers. The kids in the fitness clinic were all members of Mounds’ jump rope team. The team grabbed their ropes and began showing the 66ers players some of their most impressive moves and encouraged Hyman and Sutton to try themselves.

The Mounds students will be performing their jump rope routine at a future 66ers game.

“It was a great opportunity for these kids to have the 66ers come into their school,” said William Fixico, the diabetes prevention exercise program manager for the Muscogee Creek Nation’s Division of Health. “This jump rope team has already made an effort to go out and live active lifestyles, and having these players here continued to reinforce the importance of exercise and healthy living.”

Wednesday’s event is one of many opportunities the 66ers take advantage of to embrace their role in the Tulsa community and give back to others. For a photo gallery of the event, click here.