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Sixers and Independence Blue Cross Foundation host Fit76 Basketball Clinic for Children in City of Chester

By April 1, 2015September 22nd, 2016News

Philadelphia, PA – April 1, 2015

Wednesday April 1, 2015
10:00-11:16 A.M. (76 minutes)


  • Sixers Ambassador of Basketball World B. Free
  • Sixers mascot Franklin
  • Members of the Sixers Phlight Squad
  • 25 fifth grade students participating in the Independence Blue Cross Healthy Futures Initiative

Drexel Neumann Academy
1901 Potter Street
Chester, PA 19013

The Philadelphia 76ers and Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) will bring Sixers Ambassador of Basketball, mascot Franklin, and members of the high-flying Sixers Phlight Squad to Chester’s Drexel Neumann Academy for a 76-minute basketball and fitness clinic as part of the Foundation’s Healthy Futures Initiative.

The clinic will feature different fitness activities for the kids and personalized basketball skills training and tips for maintaining healthy lifestyles.

Healthy Futures focuses on three components of healthy living — “Eat Right,” “Get Fit” and “Stay Well” — each brought to life in area schools through partnerships with national and regional leaders with expertise in nutrition, fitness and preventative health care. Launched in August 2013, Healthy Futures now offers programming in 25 regional schools, directly impacting more than 1,000 students and their families. The initiative is a three-year, nearly $3 million comprehensive, collaborative approach to combating obesity and improving childhood wellness in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

For more information, please contact Sixers Public Relations at 215-339-7666.

About the Independence Blue Cross Foundation:
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is a charitable, private foundation, whose mission is leading solutions for a healthier community. The Foundation targets the following areas of impact:

  • Securing the Blue Safety Net:Achieving sustainability of the regional safety net by building capacity in health centers.
  • Bolstering the Health Care Workforce:Advancing the education and professional development of nurses and nurse leaders.
  • Addressing Health Priorities:Addressing national health trends locally through community-driven research.
  • Building Healthy Communities:Driving wellness by targeting specific and diverse community health needs.

Learn more by visiting our website: Connect with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation on Twitter and Instagram at @ibxfdn.

Media Contact
Ruth Stoolman
Independence Blue Cross
215-241-4807 (office)
610-667-9537 (cell)

Independence Blue Cross Foundation Team

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is leading a future for equitable health in our communities and nation. The IBC Foundation’s grant programs and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Institute for Health Equity are advancing three areas of impact: Access to Care, the Healthcare Workforce, and Health Equity. Since inception the IBC Foundation’s most important stakeholder – the community – has been at the center of the work. By the end of 2023, the IBC Foundation will have awarded grants totaling more than $80 million to support nonprofits and research improving the health and well-being of communities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Learn more by visiting our website: Connect with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation on LinkedIn.