Saturday, April 2, 2011: 8:45 AM-10:00 AM
Convention Center: Room 29C
|Speakers:||Carol C. Irwin, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; and Richard L. Irwin, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN|
Professional sport teams have “star power” which can help to promote the value of physical education (PE). Since 2006, the Memphis Grizzlies have worked with local schools using “Get Fit with the Grizzlies,” a 6-week, mini-unit focusing on healthy habits delivered during PE. Evaluation findings show significant knowledge acquisition and health behavior change post “Get Fit” intervention. This session will detail how to make similar connections with sport teams (pro & college) near you.