Community Health Alliance of Pasadena and WNBA Champion Los Angeles Sparks Hosted a Health and Wellness Event in Pasadena

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From STAFF REPORTS

12:00 pm | November 23, 2016


Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare), the leading primary healthcare provider in the San Gabriel Valley and the WNBA Champion Los Angeles Sparks, hosted the third of four health and wellness events in the western and central San Gabriel Valley.

The goal of this unique partnership is to bring increased access to health and wellness education to children in the area.

The third Health and Wellness event was hosted at McKinley School in the City of Pasadena on Thursday, November 16, 2016. Key components of the event included: dribble drills, shootout contest, fitness competition, health and wellness program, meeting Sparky the Dog (the LA Sparks mascot), and lots of prizes and giveaways.

“Improving the health of children in our communities is critical,” said Margaret B. Martinez MPH, ChapCare’s Chief Executive Officer.

“ChapCare is happy to partner with the WNBA Champion Los Angeles Sparks to bring health and wellness education, an often overlooked component that contributes significantly to overall health, to children in the communities we serve.”

The fourth and final WNBA Champion Los Angeles Sparks health and wellness event will be hosted for the students of Valley View Elementary School, on December 2, 2016, in Duarte.

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. Three-time WNBA Champions, Los Angeles has more playoff appearances than any other WNBA team, reaching the postseason a record 16 times in 20 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.