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2016 Los Angeles Clippers Gameday 1

CLIPPERS IN THE COMMUNITY READ TO ACHIEVE Program challenges children in elementary, middle and high school to take time out to read. Each participating child in elementary and middle school is asked to track the number of books they read and the minutes they spend reading. High school students have the opportunity to participate in the Creative Writing Challenge by taking time out to celebrate the written word through a creative short story, poem or rap. In addition, elementary and middle school students can participate in the Storybook Challenge by working as a team with their class to create a storybook in a quest to become LA Clippers Student Reading All-Stars. School visits by Clippers players, game tickets, books, bookmarks, t-shirts and grants are also incentives provided for the program. The goal of READ TO ACHIEVE is to build a lifelong love of reading in young people by providing greater access to books and technology while encouraging families and adults to read regularly with young children. CLIPPERS FIT - NBA FIT The LA Clippers FIT Program is part of NBA FIT, the NBA’s comprehensive health and wellness platform promoting healthy, active lifestyles for children and adults. The initiative encourages physical activity and healthy living through programs and events for children and families. Clippers FIT challenges students in elementary and middle school to track the number of minutes they spend doing physical activity each day. Members of the LA Clippers visit local schools recognizing the school’s outstanding physical activity accomplishments, as well as providing game tickets, t-shirts and books as incentives throughout the program. JUNIOR CLIPPERS The Clippers and the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks have collaborated for 14 seasons to promote the fundamentals of basketball, sportsmanship and athletics as an alternative to negative influences. In 2001 the program began with 750 participants from three centers: Normandie, Shatto and Queen Anne. Now in its 15th year, the program has grown to include over 2,000 81 | CLIPPERS GAMETIME MAGAZINE


2016 Los Angeles Clippers Gameday 1
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