THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS, THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS, THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT AND DR. OZ’S HEALTHCORPS LAUNCH ACTIVE alliance initiative to improve health of students and their families

Posted 11/22/2013 | By HealthCorps


MEDIA ADVISORY
November 22, 2013

OPEN TO MEDIA WHO RSVP TO:

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Kaitlyn.macgregor@healthcorps.org or 917-868-5714

THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS, THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS, THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT AND DR. OZ’S HEALTHCORPS LAUNCH
ACTIVE alliance initiative to
improve health of students and their families

WHAT:  California’s four professional basketball teams, The California Endowment and HealthCorps are working with the newly formed Active Alliance to measurably improve the health of children in their communities through exercise, nutrition and education. The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings will announce this initiative at a press conference before the Clippers Game on Saturday, November 23rd and Lakers Game on Sunday, November 24th.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10:00 am, Media check-in begins at 9
  • Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM. Media check-in begins at 3:00.

WHO:

  • Representative of the Los Angeles Clippers(SATURDAY)
  • Los Angeles Lakers– Head Coach Mike D’Antoni and Players Jodie Meeks and Robert Sacre (SUNDAY)
  • Dr. Robert K. Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment
  • Kathlyn Mead, EVP and COO of The California Endowment
  • Michelle Bouchard, President of HealthCorps.

WHERE:  Staples Center, Los Angeles, Ca. Parking and check in details provided to media who RSVP to Kaitlyn MacGregor at kaitlyn.macgregor@healthcorps.org OR 917-868-5714

WHY:  The Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors will collaborate on and/or customize a number of school and community based activity programs to make health happen in their communities.  Among these projects will be Highway to Health community health fairs, community and school basketball court and playground renovations, Martin Luther King Day of Service community projects, and basketball and dance clinics with team players and cheerleaders.

PRESS: Members of the media can RSVP to this open press conference by emailing  kaitlyn.macgregor@healthcorps.org before Thursday November 21, at 3:00PM. For more information about the Active Alliance or any of the other participants or to schedule an interview with an Active Alliance, California Endowment or HealthCorps spokesperson, please contact Kaitlyn MacGregor at kaitlyn.macgregor@healthcorps.org OR 917-868-5714.

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The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation, which was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles. The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people’s health. The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The Endowment’s homepage at www.calendow.org.

About HealthCorps

HealthCorps®, www.healthcorps.org, is a 501 (C) 3 co-founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the world-renowned cardiac surgeon and two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning host of the three-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning “The Dr. Oz Show”, and his wife, Lisa Oz, to combat the childhood obesity crisis. HealthCorps is building a nationwide movement to shape a new generation.

HealthCorps “Coordinators” carry out unique in-school and community programming targeting high-need populations. Using peer-mentoring to deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, fitness and mental strength, HealthCorps® Coordinators give teens purpose, help develop human character, and inspire an interest in health and culinary arts careers. HealthCorps also serves as a unique research laboratory – exploring the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis and discovering and communicating solutions. HealthCorps is bringing many initiatives together to address the “Whole Child” and activate the students’ mind, body and spirit. As a result, HealthCorps is transforming the educational paradigm one school at a time. The program network spans 62 schools in 13 states and the District of Columbia, including 26 in California.

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