With over 200 students at the Brookfield Elementary School broken up into small groups to practice basketball moves, Stephen Curry and Kaiser Permanente hosted a NBA Hoops and Health Clinic to promote exercise and a healthly lifestyle full of activity to stay fit for life.
Kaiser Permanente and Stephen Curry entertain with NBA Hoops and Health Clinic
“It’s fun to spend some time with these kids and help them work on their skills, and hopefully they walk away learning something from the Warriors and Kaiser Permanente.” said Curry.
As a member of the NBA/WNBA’s Fit Team 2014, Curry is serving as an ambassador for the league and acting as a positive role model for kids and parents by promoting valuable fitness information and promoting healthy lifestyle choices.
“Stephen is a wonderful example for kids because he keeps himself in great shape, works hard on every play and takes care of himself off the court,” said Kaiser Permanente Dr. Nailah Thompson. “By being here today and interacting with these young people, he is showing them how to be successful not only in basketball, but in life.”
After running through basketball drills and practicing the fundamentals of the game, the students listened to Dr. Thompson discuss the importance of eating breakfast, drinking low-sugar beverages and making smart snack choices. Kaiser Permanente’s mascot, Nutribeast, showed the children that while a bottle of water doesn’t contain sugar, soda has 17 teaspoons of sugar in every bottle.(read more here)
program is a fantastic way to get kids the education of healthy lifestyle. With each student that takes part in these activities lowers the chances of them to have serious health conditions in the future through these simple yet effective training drills. Programs like these help kids stay out of the hospital and doctors office by just getting out and being active.