Sacramento Kings Announce Health and Wellness Activations, Presented by Kaiser Permanente

As Part of the NBA FIT Initiative, the Team will Collaborate with Community Organizations to Spotlight Health and Wellness

Team to Host Events for Sacramento-Area Youth Highlighting the Importance of Leading a Healthy Lifestyle

Today, as part of the NBA’s FIT initiative, presented by Kaiser Permanente, the Sacramento Kings announced activations to encourage healthy habits for community members. The activities, which focus on mental and physical health, include a neighborhood walk, high school dance clinic and teen yoga class.

“Promoting health and wellness is a core value of the Sacramento Kings,” said Sacramento Kings Chief Operating Officer Matina Kolokotronis. “We are excited to continue to partner with Kaiser Permanente to help equip community members with essential resources to prioritize their wellbeing."

“Kaiser Permanente strongly believes we have a responsibility to play a leading role in improving the health and well-being of our communities,” said Kaiser Permanente Chief of Sports Medicine and Sacramento Kings Team Physician Jason Brayley. “Since the beginning of our partnership, we have been working closely with the NBA and locally, with the Kings organization, on a wide range of community initiatives. We are continuing to share the important message of fostering total health.”

The activations will begin today with a neighborhood walk at the Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center to promote mind and body wellness. Kings Dancers will be on-site to provide encouragement, snacks and Kings and Kaiser Permanente co-branded swag.

The organization will then hold a high school dance clinic at the Stockton Kings Practice Facility in Natomas led by the Kings Dancers. During the clinic, participants from partner organizations will learn a dance routine from the Kings 2022-23 NBA Season.

Later in the month, the Kings will host a teen yoga class in partnership with UPLIFT Yoga Foundation at Golden 1 Center. Led by two UPLIFT-certified teen instructors, the two-hour class will guide 50 teens from local nonprofits through a journey of self-love and mindfulness, focusing on yoga, guided meditation, mindfulness practice, journaling and compassionate conversations.