>Anyone else wondering what was NBA FIT?
There was an image on the Lakers home court and all of the players had pre-game warm-ups on.
I got an e-mail today explaining the program. Thanks Elicet!
NBA Announces All-Star FIT Run, Walk & Dribble – L.A. ‘s Top Runners Compete to Win Tickets to NBA All-Star Game
– Event Designed to Highlight NBA/WNBA FIT, the League’s Comprehensive Health and Wellness Platform Promoting Healthy, Active Lifestyles for Children and Adults. –
NEW YORK (Jan. 6, 2011) – Runners, walkers, and dribblers of all ages and speeds are welcome to participate in the inaugural NBA All-Star FIT Run, Walk & Dribble, scheduled for 8:00 a.m. PST, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at Staples Center. Fans can sign up at nba.com/allstar2011. Registration fees are $35 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under, and $90 for a family-of-four package.
The 5K event will feature appearances from NBA and WNBA legends and mascots, an NBA/WNBA FIT Warm Up, the Kids Run & Dribble, live music, interactive games, refreshments, and much more. The top male and female in the 5K will each take home two tickets to the 60th NBA All-Star Game, which is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. PST Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at Staples Center . The first 1,000 registered participants will also receive FREE tickets to NBA All-Star JAM Session presented by adidas.
The unique course will feature NBA branding and basketball terminology like 180 JAM, Spectacular Spin Moves, and Powerful Pivots. The race starts and finishes at the corner of S. Figueroa and W. 11th Street , outside of Staples Center Parking Lot 7. In conjunction with the race, there will also be the Kids Run & Dribble which is free for all children 12 and under, but you must register to participate.
For more information, and to register visit www.nba.com/allstar2011 and click on the NBA All-Star FIT Run, Walk & Dribble link.
About NBA/WNBA FIT
NBA/WNBA FIT is the league’s comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families through grassroots programs and events, products and promotional opportunities. NBA/WNBA FIT provides its network of more than 1 million participants monthly e-newsletters and health and wellness messaging from players and partners.
NBA/WNBA FIT will utilize its players, who are the most fit athletes in the world, to share important health and fitness tips with kids, parents and families. In cooperation with well-established health and wellness organizations, NBA/WNBA FIT informs, educates and engages children and families in healthy living practices. You will find information covering conditioning, general fitness, nutrition and well-being best practices, catered to children, families and adults.
If you’re ready to take your healthy living practices to the next level, then let’s GET STARTED! To learn more visit: http://www.nba.com/nbafit/
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