L.A. Sparks Street Team Ignites Excitement at Miramonte
The 2016 WNBA Champion Los Angeles Sparks’ Street Team paid a visit to Miramonte School to encourage 4th through 6th grade students to stay physically active and healthy. The interactive health and wellness event was sponsored by ChapCare and featured fun, exciting games and fitness competitions.
“We are so excited to be here at Miramonte today to reinforce the importance of being fit and healthy,” said Sparks’ Street Team members. “You only have one body so you need to take care of it. You are lucky to be attending a school that values good health and nutrition and you have an amazing program here and we applaud your efforts. The Sparks are champions because the ladies work hard on and off the court and we encourage you to do the same.”
Sparky, the team’s dog mascot danced and played games with the students and was a highlight of the event.
“Sparky is so funny and it was fun to exercise with him,” said a fifth grader who completed 17 squats alongside Sparky and a few classmates.
The street team shared the importance of drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated and being mindful when choosing snacks. They also emphasized the importance of modeling good leadership and respecting others.
“You are the next generation of leaders and you need to be the best students you can be,” said the Street Team. “Work hard to be mentally strong, emotionally strong and physically strong and you older students be good leaders to the young students, they look up to you so set a good example.”
Several prizes were given away including official WNBA basketballs, official Adidas merchandise and autographed pictures of Sparks’ players. Each student received an L.A. Sparks wristband and a free voucher to attend a game during the 2017 season. Additionally, ChapCare presented each student and staff member with a water bottle.
The L.A. Sparks are three time WNBA Champions and as a team and organization represent exceptional basketball, empowerment for young girls and gender equality.
“We are so grateful to ChapCare for bringing the L.A. Sparks Street Team to Miramonte and we thank them for this fun event,” said Bruce Rhodes, Miramonte’s principal. “Students take to heart what they said and stay focused and intentional – that’s what wins championships!”
Concluding the wellness event the Street Team presented the school with an official WNBA basketball signed by the entire 2016 Championship Sparks team and everyone enjoyed a healthy treat of ice cold spa water and Asian Pears provided by MVSD’s Food Service Department.