The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games open on 25 July 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The 2015 Games will feature competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer) and many other summer sports involving 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world. We're excited to see thousands of athletes and spectators come together to … [Read more...] about Special Olympics Coming to LA!
By: Karen Kaplan LA Times January 19, 2015 Kids love pizza, but a new study shows that it doesn’t love them back. On days when children eat pizza, they consume an average of 408 additional calories, three additional grams of fat and 134 additional milligrams of salt compared with their regular diet. For teens, putting pizza on the day’s menu adds 624 calories, five grams of fat and 484 … [Read more...] about Experts zero in on pizza as prime target in war on childhood obesity – LA TIMES
A veteran who is no stranger to adversity, Angela has overcome many obstacles in her life. For years now, she has been a leader in the adaptive sports movement and used sport to create positive change. Take a moment to read her remarkable story: http://bit.ly/1C52lMn Thank you to the Foundations for Global Sports Development for accepting our nomination and for picking Angela as one of your … [Read more...] about Angela Madsen Receives #AthletesinExcellence Award
Jill Painter Lopez Fox Sports West Dec 04, 2014 (Los Angeles) It was raining outdoors, so former Olympian Pat Etem was running elementary school kids through exercise drills indoors at the KIPP Sol Academy earlier this week. Neither the small classroom nor her lofty status kept Etem, now 58 and mother of the Anaheim Ducks' Emerson Etem, from getting on the floor with the kids to do … [Read more...] about Olympian Pat Etem Helping Kids Stay Fit Through “Ready, Set, Gold!” Program – Fox Sports West
There are so many people who work tirelessly for Ready, Set, Gold! to be successful. Here are just a few of them whom we are SO thankful for: Samsung: ~ For simply allowing us to provide a resource to our LAUSD schools that otherwise would not be available. The Foundation for Global Development: ~ For always supporting us in our efforts to help end childhood obesity. LAUSD: ~ … [Read more...] about This Thanksgiving, we are Thankful for…
With the holidays around the corner the last thing on our minds is exercising and eating healthy. Make it a goal this year to reduce the "holiday season indulge" as we tend to overeat and not exercise enough to counteract the calories. So eat gently and exercise strongly!! May your stuffing be tasty, May your turkey be plump, May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump, May your yams be … [Read more...] about The Holiday Season Bulge and A Poem for Thanksgiving