Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) and the Los Angeles Sparks Partner to Bring Increased Access to Health and Wellness Education

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 | 7:16 pm

Today, Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare), the leading primary healthcare provider in the San Gabriel Valley, announces a partnership with the Los Angeles Sparks.

The goal of this unique partnership is to bring increased access to health and wellness education to children and their families in the western and central San Gabriel Valley. Key details of the partnership are as follows:

• In-School Assemblies – ChapCare and the Los Angeles Sparks will host 4 in-school assemblies promoting health and wellness in the western and central San Gabriel Valley. Presentations will include ChapCare staff, the Sparks’ mascot, and members of their entertainment crew.
• Game Tickets – A select number of free Los Angeles Sparks game tickets will be made available at each of the in-school assembly’s.
• Discounted Ticket Options – Will be made available through ChapCare’s website.

In the upcoming months additional information will be released to the public on this innovative partnership.

“Improving the health of children and their families is our foremost concern,” said Margaret B. Martinez MPH, ChapCare’s Chief Executive Officer. “Health and wellness education is an often overlooked component, which contributes significantly to overall health in the communities we serve.”

For more information on ChapCare, please call (626) 398-6300 or visit www.chapcare.org.

About ChapCare

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) was founded in 1995 by a group of community residents, city officials, and health care agencies to establish primary healthcare services for low-income, uninsured residents in Pasadena. ChapCare began providing medical services in 1998 and dental services in 2001. Today, ChapCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides healthcare services to countless residents of the San Gabriel Valley. ChapCare operates 4 health centers in Pasadena, 1 health center in Monrovia, and 3 health centers in El Monte/South El Monte. ChapCare provides over 64,000 primary healthcare visits annually to over 15,000 patients.

About the Los Angeles Sparks

One of three original WNBA teams founded in 1997, the Los Angeles Sparks entered its historic 20th season in May 2016. Two-time WNBA Champions, Los Angeles has more playoff appearances than any other WNBA team, reaching the postseason a record 15 times in 19 seasons. The Sparks are led by head coach Brian Agler, the winningest coach in women’s professional basketball, and WNBA All-Stars Nneka Ogwumike, Candace Parker, Alana Beard, Kristi Toliver and Jantel Lavendar. Owned and operated by an investment group led by Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Mark Walter, the Sparks strive to live and work by example, empowering and inspiring positive movement in the Los Angeles community.

 

 

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