Tulsa Duo Helps Sapulpa Students Get '66ers Fit'

TULSA, Okla., March 5, 2013 - Tulsa 66ers players Rasual Butler and Travis Hyman hosted a 66ers Fit Clinic at Lone Star School in Sapulpa on Monday afternoon, helping lead fitness and basketball stations to teach students the importance of exercise and staying fit.

The two 66ers led the clinic for Lone Starís after-school fitness group, which is run by the Muskogee Creek Nationís diabetes prevention program.

Butler and Hyman began the clinic by leading Lone Star 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 playersí two groups then began a series of competitions to test the skills they had just learned, with a full-court dribbling and layup relay and a shooting competition.

After the challenges, Butler and Hyman brought the kids back together and answered their questions on life as a professional basketball player. Both players emphasized the importance of hard work and making healthy eating and an active lifestyle a priority.

Mondayís event is one of many opportunities the 66ers take advantage of to embrace their role in the Tulsa community and give back to others. To see other community events the 66ers have been a part of this season, click here.