NETS G Farmar to Lead Basketball Clinic for Children in Brooklyn
ADA endorsed initiative combats childhood obesity in Brooklyn
March 9, 2011
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—NETS guard Jordan Farmar will team with the Lutheran Family Health Centers and Health Plus of Brooklyn to conduct the 3rd annual "Shoot for Better Health" basketball clinic for 100 local school children at John J. Pershing IS 220 at 4812 Ninth Avenue in Brooklyn TOMORROW, Thursday, March 10, at 3 p.m.
NETS Dancers and NETS mascot Sly will entertain the youngsters, who range from kindergarteners through 12th graders, and who represent schools across Brooklyn.
The NETS will be relocating to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the start of the 2012-13 NBA season.
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WHO: NETS guard Jordan Farmar, the NETS Dancers, NETS mascot Sly and 100 kids, kindergarteners through twelfth graders, representing schools across Brooklyn.
WHAT: Teaming with Lutheran Family Health Centers and Health Plus, the NETS basketball clinic will help kids Shoot for Better Health and score a perfect 5-2-1-0 every day. The event is aimed toward getting children interested in their fitness and the importance of healthy eating habits.
WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, March 10, 3 p.m.
WHERE: John J. Pershing IS 220
4812 Ninth Avenue - Brooklyn, NY
WHY: Endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, this unique initiative is aimed at reducing obesity and obesity related chronic diseases among children. The 5-2-1-0 plan for good health means eating five servings of fruits and vegetables, limiting TV and computer time to only two hours a day, getting at least one hour of exercise a day, and drinking zero soda or sugar sweetened drinks. Star students, who eat healthy and follow the 5-2-1-0 plan, will be publicly honored during the NETS game at the Prudential Center on Tuesday, March 29.