Articles: Professional Athletes to Promote Youth Fitness at AAPI Event in LA
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is hosting a fitness day at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) intramural field this Saturday to draw attention to the increasing rate of childhood obesity among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth. Joining APPI Presidential Commission members to exercise with 500 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth from the Los Angeles area will be special guests, Trainer Jillian Michaels and professional athletes Troy Polamalu and Marcus McNeill.
White House AAPI Commissioners Sefa Aina and Hines Ward will host the first Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Youth Health and Fitness Day event on April 2.
Tony Babauta, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas, is also scheduled to attend.
The following media advisory was released today:
WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY
DATE: Saturday, April 2, 2011
TIME: 10 a.m.
Truck preset: 9 a.m.
Camera preset: 9:30 a.m.
Cable run: 300 feet
PLACE: UCLA Intramural Field, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles
Media entrance: North Athletic Field entrance
Truck parking: Wilson Plaza, Sunset Blvd. entrance
Tony Babauta, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas
Sefa Aina, vice chair, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Hines Ward, member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and professional athlete
Tana Lepule, member, California Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Marcus McNeill, professional athlete
Jillian Michaels, trainer and athlete
Troy Polamalu, professional athlete
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVPs for regular, non-media attendees can be sent to WhiteHouseAAPI@ed.gov
- White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, March 30, 2011