Aces Encourage Area Children To Eat Healthier And Move More Through The Slam Dunk Health Challenge

Las Vegas (January 24, 2020)—The Southern Nevada Health District, the Clark County School District (CCSD), and the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces are teaming up once again for the Slam Dunk Health Challenge to encourage students to eat healthy and participate in physical activity. The Slam Dunk Health Challenge tips off in February.

The Challenge is open to all CCSD first- through fifth-grade classrooms. Students in participating classrooms earn points each day for eating fruits and vegetables and being physically active.

The Challenge encourages grade-school children to learn about healthy food and participate in physical activity every day.

The program includes resources for teachers including lesson plans and activities and weekly video segments featuring Las Vegas Aces players and Coach Bill Laimbeer urging students to eat healthy, stay active, and track their progress.

The four-week program begins in February, and teachers can participate through the end of April. Winning classrooms will receive tickets to attend a Las Vegas Aces home game.

For information about the inaugural Slam Dunk Health Challenge or tips about adopting a healthy lifestyle, visit Get Healthy Clark County or call the Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at (702) 759-1270.

ABOUT THE SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT

Access information about the Southern Nevada Health District on its website: www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict, YouTube: www.youtube.com/SNHealthDistrict, Twitter: www.twitter.com/SNHDinfo, and Instagram: www.instagram.com/southernnevadahealthdistrict/. The Health District is available in Spanish on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TuSNHD. Additional information and data can be accessed through the Healthy Southern Nevada website: www.HealthySouthernNevada.org.

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The Las Vegas Aces are deeply committed to enriching and impacting our Las Vegas community, with a special emphasis on diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, and education. We are proud to lead the way by working through schools or community-based organizations, partnering with service-based volunteer organizations and utilizing the WNBA platform to encourage the love of basketball through-out our city.