JANUARY 15, 2015 (DALLAS TX) As part of the NBA FIT initiative, the Dallas Mavericks are launching MAVS FIT, presented by Baylor Emergency Medical Centers. The focus of MAVS FIT is to encourage youth to make healthy living a priority at a young age through nutritious eating and regular exercise.

The Mavericks and Baylor Emergency Medical Centers have partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dallas, Arlington and Colin County for a four week MAVS FIT Challenge: Children from 12 different Boys and Girls Club branches around the metroplex will learn how to make healthy decisions and track their eating and exercise habits through a point system. MAVS FIT Challenge nutritional information was presented by Albertsons. Students will win prizes based on their level of participation, and the Boys and Girls Club branch with the highest overall point total will win a donation of brand new sporting goods equipment and a Mavs pep rally.

Event Date: January 15, 2015
Event Location: Boys and Girls Club of Dallas, Richardson Branch – 1210 W. Beltline Road, Richardson, TX 75081
Event Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Event Date: January 22, 2015
Event Location: Boys and Girls Club of Arlington, Kromer Branch – 200 E. Cravens Park Drive, Arlington, TX 76018
Event Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Event Date: January 26, 2015
Event Location: Boys and Girls Club of Collin County, Plano Branch – 1111 Avenue H, Plano, TX, 75074
Event Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Media must RSVP to attend any of the MAVS FIT Challenge sessions.

A special thank you goes to Baylor Ermergency Medical Centers, Albertsons and ES Foods for their support of MAVS FIT.

About Boys and Girls Clubs of Dallas
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas began operations in November 1965 with the opening of the West Dallas Boys Club and now operates a dozen Clubs for boys and girls that enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Programming in three core areas—academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles—meets the diverse needs and interests of our members. Programs provide strong moral guidance, positive role models and life-changing educational programs. Today more than 6,000 Club members in the greater Dallas area benefit from our programs and services. Learn more at www.bgcdallas.org or call 214-821-2950.

About Baylor Emergency Medical Centers
In communities throughout North Texas, Baylor Emergency Medical Centers offer convenient access to compassionate medical care. Baylor Emergency Medical Center hospitals are located in Aubrey, Keller, Murphy, Burleson, Rockwall, Mansfield and Colleyville to provide citizens of the area with emergency medical and inpatient care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and feature diagnostic imaging including X-ray, a CT scanner and ultrasound, a laboratory and a pharmacy.

For more information or a list of locations, please visit:
Baylor Aubrey
Baylor Burleson
Baylor Colleyville
Baylor Keller
Baylor Mansfield
Baylor Murphy
Baylor Rockwall

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