HONOLULU — More than 75 keiki sprinted, jumped, dribbled and shot hoops with Los Angeles Clippers’ Sindarius Thornwell and Jawun Evans at the Kaiser Permanente Total Health Camp at Spalding Clubhouse recently. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, the free fitness event was held to teach children about the importance of total health — caring for the body, mind and spirit.
Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii members ages 7 to 13 took turns rotating between different activity stations. Kaiser Permanente physical therapists taught students about injury prevention and warm-up exercises, health educators discussed the importance of healthy hydration and eating, and L.A. Clippers players guided participants in shooting and passing drills. Participants also received healthy snacks, mini basketballs and water bottles as a reminder to incorporate healthy habits into their lifestyle.
“Embracing a healthy lifestyle at a young age is critical to the physical, mental and emotional health and development of our keiki,” said Chris K. Hause vice president, Marketing, Sales and Business Development, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “We’re grateful for our partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, and the support of the NBA and L.A. Clippers, for allowing us to promote total health in the community.”
“Participating in physical activities and learning about how fun fitness is important to our young members,” said Tim Motts, chief executive officer, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii. “By engaging with them and showing them how to stay active, we’re helping them develop healthy habits that will stay with them throughout their lives.”
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945 by Henry J. Kaiser, and in Hawaii since 1958, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, community health, and providing patient-centered total health for the people and communities of Hawaii. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.