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Kaiser Permanente Get Fit Hoops & Health Clinic
January 31, 2013
The Golden State Warriors and Kaiser Permanente hosted 60 Bay Area children for a Get Fit Hoops & Health Basketball Clinic on Wednesday, January 30 at the Warriors Practice Facility as part of the NBA FIT Live Healthy Week.
Youth from East Bay Agency for Children and the Boys & Girls Club of Oakland joined Harrison Barnes for some basketball drills and games, as well as tips on living and eating healthy.
Barnes, who is a member of the 2012-13 NBA FIT team, lent a helping hand throughout the entire clinic and provided pointers to the children in order to help them improve their fundamental basketball skills.
Along with Harrison, director of Warriors youth basketball Jeff Addiego, and various Warriors youth basketball staff helped lead the basketball clinic.
All of the children received a Get Fit Time-Out t-shirt and had the opportunity to show Harrison their basketball skills.
“The best thing that these kids can take away from today, Kaiser Permanente and me is to be active every day,” Barnes said. “Just shooting and rebounding for yourself, working on your one-on-one moves by yourself is a great way to build your conditioning and have fun while staying healthy.”
After a quick water break Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Venkateshwar E. Kapur, who specializes in sports medicine, spoke to the children about the importance of proper diet and exercise.
He also provided tips for staying healthy and avoiding injuries. Harrison shared his healthy diet, daily exercise routines to stay in shape, and some of his favorite health and fitness tips.
Dr. Kapur and Harrison then posed questions to the kids to test their knowledge. The kids who answered correctly received autographed Warriors prizes, such as ...
... Warriors hats …
… Harrison’s shoes …
… and a Warriors basketball.
The children were ecstatic about their special prizes and spending time with one of their favorite NBA players.
Everyone had a fantastic time playing basketball, exercising, and learning more about health and fitness.
Upon the conclusion of the event, each participant received a Warriors Get Fit drawstring gift bag that included items that help promote staying fit.
Overall, the event turned out to be a great experience for all the students as they left with a new found focus on eating healthier and exercising regularly in order to live a healthier life.
This is the third event the Warriors and Kaiser Permanente have presented this season. Previous events included a Get Fit Time-Out with Warriors Forward Carl Landry at Oakland’s Allendale Elementary School on September 20 and a Kaiser Permanente Medical Center visit with Warriors Guard Stephen Curry on December 17 in downtown Oakland.
The Kaiser Permanente Get Fit Hoops & Health Clinic is a part of the Warriors participation in NBA FIT Live Healthy Week, in which NBA teams promote a healthy and active lifestyle to kids, adults and families.
This event is also a part of the Warriors Get Fit Program presented by Kaiser Permanente, which looks to educate Bay Area youth on the importance of healthy eating and active living. To learn more about the Warriors and Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to physical wellness in the community, please visit warriors.com/getfit
Thank you to Dr. Venkateshwar E. Kapur and Kaiser Permanente for making this such a successful event for all.