Jazz to Participate in ‘Be Well Utah’ Health Fair

Free event includes appearances by Trey Burke and Jazz entertainment
by Bill Lea

SALT LAKE CITY (August 12, 2015) – The Utah Jazz will join University of Utah Health Care, the official healthcare partner of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment and the Jazz, for the 7th annual Be Well Utah – A Family Health Week on Aug. 15-22.

On Saturday, Aug. 22, the Jazz will participate in the culmination of health week at the family health fair. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus. The Jazz will have a variety of appearances throughout the afternoon, including Jazz guard Trey Burke, assistant coach Johnnie Bryant and the America First Jazz Dancers. 

The schedule of Jazz appearances is as follows:

10 a.m. – 2 p .m. – Johnnie Bryant to participate in Fit Clinics

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Jazz Bear to help with health screenings, on-field activities and more

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  – Jazz guard Trey Burke to take photos with attendees

Noon – 2 p.m. – America First Jazz Dancers to take part in Zumba fitness and other dancing activities

“We are proud to participate in ‘Be Well Utah,’” said Steve Starks, president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. “The Jazz and all our sport properties are strong advocates of health and wellness and hope to promote greater awareness for the importance of being active, eating well and living a healthy lifestyle.”

The health fair is the final event for the Be Well Utah: A Family Health Week and will include complimentary screenings for glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and more. There will also be family friendly healthy activities, healthy cooking demonstrations, on-field activities and a bike rodeo with bike safety course.