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Gridiron Legends Fit For Life Program presented by Kelsey Seybold Launches

Program to teach health and wellness to local communities

Houston – Lone Star Sports & Entertainment and the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic today announced the Gridiron Legends Fit for Life Program presented by Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. The mission of the program is to help teach kids the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle while having fun. Gridiron Legends Fit for Life will provide the educational tools necessary to teach students about the importance of fitness and nutrition in a fun and engaging setting. The program launched on August 31 and will feature 15 events throughout the Houston area focused on health and fitness for kids.

The Fit for Life Program will feature visits from some of Texas’ finest and most decorated Gridiron Legends, such as Gerald McNeil, Kenny Houston, Don Trull, and Jackie Sherrill. Legends will interact with youngsters and teach the value of good fitness and nutrition habits, as well as medical issues related to obesity and poor nutrition choices.  Participants will have the chance to get autographs and win prizes during each assembly.

“We look forward to the opportunity to work with Kelsey-Seybold on this great program to help inspire today’s youth to lead fit and active lifestyles,” said Callye Dannheim, Director of Lone Star Sports & Entertainment. “Kelsey-Seybold is a leader in this community and we are proud to work with such a great organization on this important initiative.”

“Instilling a foundation of exercise and proper nutrition is critically important for kids today and the Fit for Life Program is a great platform to teach those life-long skills in a fun and interactive way,” said Richard Byrd, Chief of Pediatrics, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “According to the Centers for Disease Control almost half of the children in Houston are overweight. Teaching children to adopt these good habits early can help mitigate chronic conditions, like diabetes, as adults.”

For information on how to get involved with the program, contact FitForLife@lsse.net.

About Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston’s premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston’s famous Texas Medical Center. Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home.
More than 413 Kelsey-Seybold providers practice at 20 locations and a specialized Sleep Center in the Greater Houston area. Medical services offered by Kelsey-Seybold include medical care in 55 medical specialties including primary care and specialty care, outpatient surgery centers, an accredited Sleep Center, an accredited Cancer Center, advanced radiology services, 14 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and a secure online portal for patients called MyKelseyOnline where they can communicate with their Kelsey-Seybold doctors.

Kelsey-Seybold holds the honor for the most physicians in Texas certified for excellence in diabetes, heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, Endoscopy Center, Infusion Center and Cancer Center.

Lone Star Sports & Entertainment

Lone Star Sports & Entertainment is an event management company founded in 2003.  Since its founding, LSSE has established itself as the leading sports event promoter in Houston. In addition to the Texas Bowl and the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff, LSSE has emerged as a premier promoter for international soccer matches, including the 2010 MLS All-Star Game featuring Manchester United, the 2006 FC Barcelona U.S. tour, 2003 and 2008 matches between the United States and Mexico, and the 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups. LSSE has also reinvigorated the “Battle of the Piney Woods” rivalry between Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State and has promoted a pair of major concerts featuring country superstars George Strait and Kenny Chesney.

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