Fever Hosts Be Smart-Be Fit-Be Yourself Clinic

July 13, 2005
The Fever continued its Be Smart-Be Fit-Be Yourself initiative Monday, July 11, at the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) camp on the campus of Marian College. More than 150 kids took part in an hour-long clinic with Fever players Tully Bevilaqua, Tamika Catchings, and Natalie Williams.

Williams began the day with an informative discussion on the importance of being healthy, eating nutritiously, staying active, and planning for the future. She stressed the benefits of exercise, whether it be running around the yard with friends or playing basketball. Williams then described healthy eating the same way she teaches her two children. She also talked about the value of education and planning for one’s future to the 10-16 year old campers.

After the discussion, Catchings led the group through a number of warm-ups, dribbling drills and passing drills. Bevilaqua also demonstrated the proper defensive stance before having the kids take part in some defensive drills.

The Be Smart-Be Fit-Be Yourself program encourages teens and women of all ages to learn more about their bodies and the importance of physical fitness. This program allows Fever players to connect with their community and fans off the court in a unique outreach.

The NYSP is a nationwide organization that is committed to active participation in sports and education to enable youth from underserved families to enhance the quality of their lives.

Story by Brad Banes.