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NBA Fit Return for the 2nd Time

If you miss last year’s NBA Fit, here’s your chance for NBA Fit will return to the Philippines, starting July 25-Aug 7 as announced by the National Basketball Association (NBA). This years Expanded Program will be lead by  Filipino-American Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra. Here’s the following schedule.

Event Schedule:            July 25 – 29     School Tours (6-10 schools)
July 30-31        Mall Event, SM Megamall
August 1           Press Con and Media Day with Coach Erik Spoelstra  
August 1-3       School Visits
August 4           NBA Cares with Department of Health
August 5           NBA Development Camp presented by Gatorade and Celebrity NBA FIT Challenge both at the Araneta Coliseum
August 6           NBA FIT @ SM Mall of Asia
August 7           NBA FIT Fun Run presented by Air21 at Fort Bonifacio Global City

To encourage physical activity and healthy living for the community through program and events, NBA Fit Philippines 2011 included the following element during the two week event:

 NBA Fit Clinic will be held at selected school and shopping mall. There will be health seminar and fitness obstacle course. Participant with the best time from each tour will be included in the grand finale at the NBA Fit Clinic at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on Aug 6, 2011.

NBA FIT Development Camp will be lead by  Spoelstra and Heat assistant coaches David Fizdale and Chad Kammerer. Araneta Center will host the venue on Aug. 5 for several activities for   Energen Philippine Under-16 National Team, which is currently preparing for the FIBA-Asia Under-16 Championships in October. The camp will be hosted by the Araneta Center at the world-famous Araneta Coliseum on August 5, 2011.  Gatorade will conduct advanced hydration “sweat tests” that can help educate and prepare the participants for future competitions.  Spoelstra will also lead a coaching clinic for coaches from the Basketball Federation of the Philippines and from National Capital Region high schools and colleges, who will also be invited to observe the camp. 

Celebrity NBA FIT Challenge will follow the NBA FIT Development Camp, 16 celebrities from the entertainment and sports world will be divided into four teams to see who can complete the NBA FIT Challenge in the quickest possible time. The winning team will win autographed prizes for their favorite charity.
NBA FIT Fun Run presented by Air21 – The second annual NBA FIT fun run, co-organized by the NBA and RunRio, the premier race organizer in the Philippines, will be held on August 7, 2011 at the Fort Bonifacio Global City.  Approximately 6,000 runners are expected to participate in the run.  Distances include 3K, 5K, 10K and the newly added 21K.  For registration details, log on to

NBA FIT Philippines 2011 is fully endorsed by the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) and will feature Filipino-American Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, who led his team to the NBA Finals this season. Spoelstra, an NBA FIT team member and NBA Ambassador of the Philippines, will be assisted by some of his Heat coaching staff, as well as local health and wellness experts and celebrities.

Spoelstra and the NBA FIT team will also partner with the Philippine Department of Health and Health Secretary Enrique Ona to promote healthy living among local Filipino youth and to educate them on the dangers of smoking, drugs and excessive alcohol consumption.

“I had a really fulfilling trip last year working with Filipino families and youth and I am thrilled to come back to the Philippines under the NBA FIT program,” said Erik Spoelstra, Head Coach of the Miami Heat. “Healthy living and physical activity are so important and NBA FIT is a chance for me to give back to the local community where basketball is such a passion amongst the people.”

“We had such a great response to our first NBA FIT program last year, and we are excited to bring this back to the Philippines in a much bigger way this year, said Ed Winkle, Senior Director, Business Development & Marketing Partnerships, NBA Asia. “We thank our passionate Filipino NBA fans for making this possible and our partners for their continuous support in promoting health and fitness to the Filipino community.”

Official partners of the NBA FIT Philippines 2011 include Gatorade, Energen, Air21, Head & Shoulders, Alaska, Sanofi-Aventis and Philippine Airlines. Media partners supporting the camp are Basketball TV, Studio 23 and NBA Premium TV. Partners in sport include Run Rio and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP). Venue partners are SM Malls and Araneta Center. Community partners endorsing the program include the Department of Health, and the Food and Nutrition Research Institute.

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