Texas Health Plano (THP) is sponsoring a Jersey Night at the Texas Legends game in partnership the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC). THP’s support will provide tickets to the game as well as transportation for over 500 Boys & Girls Club kids.

This event is part of THP’s overall sponsorship of BGCCC’s Healthy Habits initiative. “The mission of Texas Health Resources is To improve the health of the people in the communities we serve. BGCCC’s commitment to fostering healthy lifestyles for children and families throughout Collin County aligns directly with this mission and creates a great partnership opportunity in creating a healthier community,” stated Mike Evans, President of Texas Health Plano.

“We are an organization that is committed to addressing childhood obesity in our community while fostering healthy lifestyles within families. Healthy Habits is part of our overall health and fitness initiative that demonstrates how eating smart, keeping fit and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle. Support from organizations like Texas Health Plano allows us to promote healthy lifestyles in our clubs on a daily basis as well as engage in non-traditional learning experiences like this for our kids," said Mike Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of the BGCCC.

This event will be held on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at The Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco. The Legends will host the Bakersfield Jam. Over 500 BGCCC kids will be in attendance as a reward for successful participation in Healthy Habits during 2013. In addition to the experience of watching the Texas Legends game, these Collin County youth will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of physical activities at the arena before the game and at halftime.

 

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC) has been meeting the needs of children in Collin County since 1968. The BGCCC’s mission is to “enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” The organization currently serves approximately 2,500 member kids and over 7,000 children through its after-school, summer and outreach programs. BGCCC currently provides transportation from 65 Collin County schools and eight community locations to its branches in McKinney, Frisco and Plano as well as extension sites at Shepton High School and Christ United Methodist Church, both in West Plano. For more information, visit bgccc.org.

About Texas Health Plano

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL (847-9355) or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.