Mavs Fit program focuses on helping youth develop a healthy lifestyle.
DALLAS, TX – Baylor Emergency Medical Centers is proud to partner with the Dallas Mavericks on an NBA FIT initiative called MAVS FIT. The new program will encourage youth to make healthy living a priority at a young age through nutritious eating and regular exercise.
The Mavericks and Baylor Emergency Medical Centers are also partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dallas, Arlington and Colin County for a four week Challenge: Children from 12 Boys and Girls Club branches around the Dallas Metroplex will learn how to make healthy decisions and track their eating and exercise habits through a point system based on nutritional information provided by Albertsons.
“The importance of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle goes beyond “looking good,” especially for kids, who are just looking to have fun,” said Dr. Thomas Black, physician at Baylor Emergency Medical Centers. “As an emergency room physician, I know firsthand the importance of physical activity and good nutrition. It’s no secret that a healthy heart and lungs keep your body running; but for kids it means so much more. Community-based programs like Mavs Fit are necessary because they make healthy living fun for kids.”
Students will earn prizes based on their level of participation, and the Boys and Girls Club branch with the highest overall point total will win new sporting goods equipment and a Mavs pep rally.
About Baylor Emergency Medical Centers
Baylor Emergency Medical Centers is an extension of Baylor Scott & White Health’s mission to provide its patients convenient access to quality, hospital-level medical care. With locations throughout North Texas – including Aubrey, Keller, Murphy, Burleson, Rockwall, Mansfield and Colleyville – Baylor Emergency Medical Centers offer emergency medical and inpatient care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hospitals feature diagnostic imaging services, including CT scan, X-ray, ultrasound and laboratory testing, as well as an on-site pharmacy. For more information, visit www.bayloremc.com.
About Boys and Girls Clubs of Dallas
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas began operations in November 1965 with the opening of the West Dallas Boys Club and now operates a dozen Clubs for boys and girls that enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Programming in three core areas—academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles—meets the diverse needs and interests of our members. Programs provide strong moral guidance, positive role models and life-changing educational programs. Today more than 6,000 Club members in the greater Dallas area benefit from our programs and services. Learn more at www.bgcdallas.org or call 214-821-2950.