Detroit Pistons and Medical Weight Loss Clinic To Host "Be Fit" Assembly

Tayshaun Prince and Strength and Conditioning Coach Arnie Kander to Address Students at Southfield Assembly

Detroit Piston Tayshaun Prince and Strength and Conditioning Coach Arnie Kander are joining Medical Weight Loss Clinic to address childhood obesity by delivering an interactive “Be Fit” assembly to 400 students at Vandenberg World Cultures Academy, Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Prince and Kander will demonstrate fitness techniques and discuss how to maintain a healthy diet. Pistons dance team Automotion and Palace Patrol will also perform and students will be awarded prizes based on answering Pistons health trivia questions.

This event is in conjunction with NBA FIT Live Healthy Week, which tipped off on Tuesday, Jan. 4 and continues through Jan. 12. During this week, all 30 teams and their players join community members and partners to highlight the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle through grassroots programs and events, special oncourt apparel, in-arena health screenings and online programming.

Vandenberg World Cultures Academy is located at 16100 Edwards Avenue, Southfield, MI 48076.

Vandenberg World Cultures Academy students kindergarten through eight will experience an interactive assembly orchestrated by Year-Round Hoops Director Aaron Smith. The Pistons selected Vandenberg World Cultures Academy because of the various health initiatives the school provides students including implementing fresh fruits and vegetables for lunches and developing an after-school cooking class that allows students to conduct research on nutritional facts and calorie intake. Additionally, five other pre-identified schools in Michigan that incorporated similar health programs have been invited to The Palace to receive in-arena recognition during January Pistons games.

About Medical Weight Loss Clinic
With 34 locations throughout Michigan and northern Ohio, Medical Weight Loss Clinic is a locally-owned company that has been in operation for over 25 years.

About NBA Cares
NBA Cares is the league's social responsibility initiative that builds on the NBA's long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world. Through this umbrella program, the NBA, its teams and players have donated more than $145 million to charity, provided more than 1.4 million hours of  hands-on service to communities around the world, and created more than 525 places where kids and families can live, learn or play.  NBA Cares works with internationally recognized youth-serving programs that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes, including: KaBOOM!, Rebuilding Together, Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, UNICEF, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.