NBRPA – Las Vegas Chapter FIGHT CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Dec 19 - Dec 19 2012 John C. Kish Boys and Girls Club - Las Vegas / 4:00pm-5:30pm

Who: The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Basketball Retired Players Association, JYD Project, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the Village of Hope are partnering together on the fight against Childhood Obesity.

What: Las Vegas Retired NBA Players will be hosting their first event in the Vegas
Valley assisting the children of Whitney Elementary School’s Village of Hope. The event
will include a One (1) Hour Basketball Clinic and a Thirty (30) minute Q&A session on
health and wellness.

When: Wednesday December 19th 4 PM to 5:30 PM

Where: The John C. Kish Boys & Girls Club Address: 401 Drake Street, Henderson,
NV 89015

Why: Childhood Obesity is one of biggest issues addressing our youth today as numbers
continue to rise and will only get worst unless serious changes are made moving forward.

A Few Stats:

 Childhood Obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years

 The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese
increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008. Similarly, the percentage of
adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the
same period.

 In 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or
obese.

 Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such
as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a population-based sample of 5- to
17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular
disease.

 Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for many types of
cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney,
pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate, as well as multiple
myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Quote:
“I’m happy to announce the collaborative efforts of the JYD Project and the Las
Vegas Chapter of Retired Players. Committing time and resources to our youth is a
very important endeavor and it is something myself and the Retired NBA Players take
seriously.” ~ Jerome Williams Las Vegas Chapter President