Community Engagement - Health and Wellness
The primary goal of the Fit Like A Pro program is to help children develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to adopt a physically active and healthy lifestyle.
In support of the NBA, the Pacers participate in NBA Fit Week each season. The Pacers join with community members and partners to highlight the importance of healthy living.
At each game, 12 lucky children are chosen from an area not-for-profit organization to "high five" the Pacers team as they run out onto the court for pregame warm-ups.
12 lucky children are chosen from an area not-for-profit organization to receive an autographed teddy bear from a member a Pacers player following the National Anthem.
These free clinics are held in five Central Indiana locations each summer and provide boys and girls from ages 8 to 14 a chance to improve basketball skills and learn life lessons.
The Jr. Pacers program presented by St. Vincent helps provide instruction to boys and girls on the basketball court, including from Pacers players and alumni.
The Pacers are proud to partner with Special Olympics Indiana and host various events for Special Olympics athletes throughout the year.