Release: Blazers' Roy to host NBA Fit clinic Saturday
From the press release:
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Trail Blazers, Brandon Roy and NBA FIT are tipping off the New Year with a duo of youth instructional basketball sessions on Saturday, January 9th from 9 am–4 pm at PCC- Cascade in North Portland.
The day will begin with the Trail Blazers All-Star Hoops Camp, where campers will receive instruction from the Trail Blazers Basketball Outreach staff.
Beginning at 1 pm, the camp will shift to an NBA FIT Clinic as NBA FIT Week (January 4-11) comes to a close. In its inaugural year, NBA FIT aims to inspire one million kids, adults and families nationwide to pledge to live healthier lives by being physically active and making healthy food and life choices.
The two-time NBA All-Star and NBA FIT team member, Roy, will join the campers at the clinic from 2–4 pm, going through drills with the kids and emphasizing the importance of fitness. Roy is one of six NBA players on the NBA FIT team, joining Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Detroit’s Richard Hamilton, Phoenix’s Grant Hill, New York’s David Lee and New Jersey’s Devin Harris.
In addition to hosting the camp, Roy and the Trail Blazers are sponsoring 10 scholarship kids from St. Andrew’s Nativity School. He has supported the school for several years, serving as honorary co-chair (along with teammate Martell Webster) at the school’s annual fundraiser in 2009.
Roy has played a large role in positively affecting youth this season. He is currently appearing in a Public Service Announcement with Attorney General John Kroger encouraging parents to talk to their kids about drugs and alcohol.
NBA FIT Week highlights include:
· Current and former NBA and WNBA players, including NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony, will host NBA FIT Days for hundreds of youngsters and families.
· The Orlando Magic will launch a new program in partnership with the
Florida Hospital to help boys and girls make healthier food choices.
· Miami Heat Head Coach and NBA FIT Team member Erik Spoelstra will
lead more than 100 Miami-area youngsters in an NBA FIT clinic on Jan. 5.
· NBA All-Star and NBA FIT Team member Brandon Roy will host a FIT
Clinic for Portland-area youngsters on Jan. 9.
· NBA Development League stars will host NBA D-League FIT Challenges
for Boise, Idaho youth as part of the 2010 NBA D-League Showcase.
· NBA players will wear special NBA FIT shooting shirts for games
throughout the week.
· Throughout NBA FIT Week, teams will run in-arena NBA FIT tips and
will share health information with fans.
· NBA teams will host pregame, on court ball exchanges with local boys
and girls who commit to healthy living and PLEDGE NBA FIT.
· Throughout the week, children and families can log on to NBA.com to
PLEDGE NBA FIT and to get fitness and nutrition tips to support their 2010 healthy living goals.
About NBA FIT
NBA FIT, an NBA Cares program, is the league’s comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families through programs, events, and products. NBA FIT uses resources, events, and programs to inspire kids, adults, and families to live healthier lives by informing them of the importance of physical activity and good nutrition. NBA FIT is striving to encourage one million kids, adults, and families to PLEDGE NBA FIT for the 2009-10 season. Opportunities to pledge are available online at nba.com/nbafit and at all NBA FIT events.
About NBA Cares
NBA Cares is the league’s social responsibility initiative that builds on the NBA’s long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world. Through this umbrella program, the NBA, its teams and players have donated more than $115 million to charity, provided more than one million hours of hands-on service to communities around the world, and created more than 440 places where kids and families can live, learn or play. NBA Cares works with internationally recognized youth-serving programs that support education, youth and family development, and health and wellness, including the Special Olympics, UNICEF, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, KaBOOM!, and Habitat for Humanity.
About St. Andrew’s Nativity School
The Nativity School, the only tuition-free private school in Oregon, focuses on offering an academic program that prepares students for college preparatory high schools. Students are given a safe, structured environment along with individualized class with no more than 12 students. The average student at St. Andrew Nativity comes from a family of five with a household income of less than $32,000 a year. Fifty-three percent of students come from single-parent homes. Sixty-four percent are African American or African immigrants, 33% are Hispanic and 3% are Caucasian. And despite being a Catholic school, 61% of St. Andrew Nativity students are non-Catholic. The school is located less than a mile from Portland Community College-Cascade Campus.