WNBA Fit encourages girls and women of all ages to learn more about their bodies and the importance of physical fitness through programs related to health, fitness, nutrition and self-esteem. Programming inspires girls and women to get started on being fit through small changes in their daily routine. The content of the program is communicated and delivered through a Team of Spokespeople and National and Local Events. 2013 programming includes Sky players, coaches and staff running instructional basketball clinics throughout the year. We will also be hosting a Move-A-Palooza event for the Girl Scouts on June 9th and a Youth Sports Night will also take place prior to the June 29th game.
Our programming plus an in-game experience is designed to show youth 7-18 ways to get active. The Sky Cares Foundation works with local girl-serving organizations (Girls in the Game, Girls on the Run, GoGirlGo Chicago, Step Up Womens Network, Chicago Park District and the Mayors Fitness Council as well as Chicago Public Schools) to identify youth from low income areas of Chicago and welcome them into an inspiring community of positive role-model volunteers. During the Move-A-Palooza and Youth Sports events various organizations introduces the kids to a variety of different sports and ways to stay active. Following each event the kids will participate in the excitement of a Chicago Sky game which affords an unforgettable opportunity for these kids to witness firsthand the power and poise of professional female athletes and provides a motivating message of what can be accomplished through dedication, determination and discipline.