Warriors Guard Jordan Crawford Visits Kaiser Permanente Get Fit Time-Out At Oracle Arena

On Tuesday, February 11, the Golden State Warriors and Kaiser Permanente, the presenting sponsor of the Warriors 2013-14 season, hosted a Get Fit Time-Out Clinic at Oracle Arena for 100 students from Oakland’s Kaiser Elementary School. Newly acquired Warriors guard, Jordan Crawford, joined the students to discuss smart food and drink choices as well as ways to stay active and healthy all year long.

“I’m with the Warriors and Kaiser Permanente today to play some games with these kids and tell them to stay away from things that will hurt their bodies,” said Crawford.

Crawford held a Q&A with Warriors Hype Woman Ruby Lopez to discuss the value of eating healthfully every day during the season and the value of regularly drinking water.

“Water is the best thing you can put in your body,” explained Crawford. “I drink it every day, and it’s even more important when you’re in the gym.”

Kaiser Permanente Consultant Mindy Boccio attended the clinic to discuss with students the importance of eating breakfast, consuming adequate fruits and vegetables every day and hydrating regularly.

“Kaiser Permanente and the Warriors are teaming up today to show these students that good health begins with a good breakfast, a balanced diet throughout the day and regular exercise,” said Boccio.

After the discussion, the students broke up into various basketball and health stations throughout the arena. The seven to 11-year-old boys and girls worked with Crawford on proper shooting form and mechanics, practiced dribbling, rebounding and defensive drills with Warriors Youth Basketball Staff, and learned nutrition tips from Boccio and Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theater Character Marina Otter in the Warriors lounge.

“I hope the kids took away some good basketball tips and ways to eat healthy,” said Crawford.

Afterwards, Lopez introduced Levy Restaurants Executive Chef Tim Raddack to discuss with the students and parents not only how to eat healthily at Oracle Arena, but how to best use your favorite healthy foods all year long. Before ending the clinic, each student received a Warriors gift bag and a healthy picks meal, courtesy of Kaiser Permanente.

“It’s an amazing experience for these young kids to meet a big professional basketball player and not only learn the game from him, but also how to live a healthy life as well,” said Boccio.

This clinic was part of the Warriors and Kaiser Permanente’s Get Fit Time-Out program, which seeks to educate students on the importance of healthy eating and active living throughout the school year. Last month, Warriors guard Stephen Curry visited 200 students from Oakland’s Brookfield Elementary School to share eating tips and basketball knowledge. In November, Warriors forward Draymond Green visited Oakland’s Sankofa Academy to encourage the students to stay physically active and eat healthfully this school year. Warriors forward Harrison Barnes also participated in a Get-Fit Time Out clinic on September 18, 2013 at Greenleaf Elementary School as part of the Warriors Back to School in the Bay education campaign.