TULSA SHOCK ASSEMBLY PROGRAM
Join the Tulsa Shock and our partners American Fidelity Assurance Company, Williams and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma to teach Oklahoma youth how to fit and healthy! Time Out For Fitness is a WNBA Fit program created by the Tulsa Shock to help students across the state "Get Fit" through a 45-minute school assembly program. Time Out for Fitness is a fun, entertaining and interactive presentation featuring high-flying Shock mascot, Volt and professional basketball clinicians from the Shock Basketball Academy that will showcase simple and fun basketball exercises that can help individuals stay fit. The Tulsa Shock hosted 57 school assemblies in 2011 through 2012 teaching fitness and good nutrition to over 22,000 students. We look to conduct many more assemblies in 2013.
"We feel promoting healthier, active lifestyles and specifically fitness for young people is essential for a healthy community and we want to use basketball as a vehicle to promote that," Shock President Steve Swetoha said. "Getting fit is both a Shock and WNBA initiative and we hope this assembly program will propagate the message of healthy living to thousands of students within the state of Oklahoma."
WNBA's FIT is the league's comprehensive health and wellness platform promoting healthy, active lifestyles for children and adults. The initiative encourages physical activity and healthy living through products, events and programs for children and families.
WNBA Fit along with American Fidelity Assurance Company Time Out For Fitness:
- Inform, educate and engage children in healthy living practices.
- Provides information covering conditioning, general fitness, nutrition and well-being practices.
- Caters to children, families and adults
"Healthy habits start young and last a lifetime," said Alison Anthony, Director of Diversity and Community Relations for Williams. "Students who exercise and eat nutritious food also perform better in the classroom. At Williams, we're proud to help the Tulsa Shock help area youth get fit so they can feel their best and do their best at school."
"The Tulsa Shock's high-energy school assemblies feature fun and interactive health and wellness messages that go hand-in-hand with our company's initiatives," said Nicole Amend, Chief of Staff at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. "The program does an outstanding job teaching children the importance of living a healthier lifestyle and also provides an invaluable forum for our Be Smart-Don't Start program, which warns children about the dangers of smoking and how much healthier and happier they can be by avoiding tobacco products."
If you are interested in hosting an assembly at your school, please call (918) 949.9700.