Dream Continues the "Dribble to Stop Diabetes" Campaign

ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2012 – The Atlanta Dream, in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US, will host a Dribble to Stop Diabetes event during the Dream Skills Academy Presented by Georgia Power on Aug. 11. The Dream Skills Academy will take place at Tucker High School in Tucker, Ga.

The event will mark the second time this season that the Dream has partnered with the American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US for a Dribble to Stop Diabetes event. An in-arena day was held May 27 in conjunction with the Dream’s home game against the Indiana Fever.

The Dribble to Stop Diabetes campaign is a national multimedia campaign designed to encourage fans to live an active, healthy lifestyle and raise awareness about type 2 diabetes prevention, management and the potentially serious health complications that can be associated with the disease.

As part of the campaign, NBA, WNBA and NBA D-League teams will host Dribble to Stop Diabetes events and in-arena nights featuring educational materials for fans, on-court activation and a national PSA. Dribble to Stop Diabetes clinics will also take place during the 2012 WNBA Finals.

“Dribble to Stop Diabetes is an important part of our ongoing efforts through the NBA/WNBA FIT program to promote a healthy lifestyle for fans of all ages,” said NBA Executive Vice President, Social Responsibility & Player Programs Kathy Behrens. “We are excited to tip off the campaign’s second year in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US and to provide continued support in the fight against diabetes.”

Dribble to Stop Diabetes will also continue to educate fans and encourage them to discuss diabetes with their health care providers via the campaign website www.DribbleToStopDiabetes.com.

About the Atlanta Dream
The Atlanta Dream, now in its fifth season in the WNBA, is the two-time defending Eastern Conference Champion. The Dream’s next home game is scheduled for Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. against the Chicago Sky. Single game, group and season tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.AtlantaDream.net or call (877) 977-7729.

NBA/WNBA FIT is the league's comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families. Through a nationwide network of more than 1,000 community-based organizations, NBA/WNBA FIT brings programs and events to more than 2 million children, adults, and families year-round. NBA/WNBA FIT also collaborates with the Let’s Move! campaign, which first lady Michelle Obama established to provide communities nationwide with resources to help kids eat healthy and get active. In partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine and Nemours’ KidsHealth.org, NBA/WNBA FIT also provides health and fitness information to children and families through newsletters, social media, and interactive online content at NBA.com/nbafit.