PORTLAND, Ore. (April 6, 2020) – The Trail Blazers and Moda Health have teamed up to facilitate live virtual PE classes for all youth in an effort to inspire family and youth health and wellness while school is virtual and regular PE classes remain inactive. Trail Blazers Virtual PE presented by Moda Health will feature fan-favorite personalities, including Trail Blazers Youth Coaches, BlazerDancers, Stunt Team and Rip City Crew, providing a daily 30-minute PE activity to help keep kids and families active. Coaching Peace is assisting with writing the program curriculum. Activities are designed to be inclusive of all ages and skill levels and will follow Trail Blazers mascot Blaze the Trail Cat as he goes on virtual adventures to stay active.
Trail Blazers Virtual PE presented by Moda Health will stream on Instagram Live from the @BlazerCommunity platform Monday – Friday at 10:00 a.m. Activities are available for anyone with access to Instagram and participants are encouraged to tune in daily to see what Blaze and all his friends from Rip City do next.
ABOUT THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
Members of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Portland Trail Blazers were founded in 1970 and purchased by the late Paul G. Allen in 1988. The team’s rich heritage includes 35 playoff appearances, three trips to the NBA Finals, an NBA championship in 1977 and a commitment to community service and sustainability. The Trail Blazers are dedicated to positively impacting underserved kids and their families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington where they live, learn and play. Portland is the first and only professional sports franchise to receive the prestigious National Points of Light Award for excellence in corporate and community service. The Trail Blazers home arena, Moda Center, is the first existing arena to earn LEED Platinum Certification in 2019 after receiving LEED Gold Recertification in 2015 and becoming the first existing professional sports venue in the world to receive LEED Gold status in 2010. The team is also one of the founding members of the Green Sports Alliance. For more information, visit www.trailblazers.com.
Founded in 1955, Oregon-based Moda is a company committed to building healthier communities. Moda has 330,000 members in its medical plans and more than 1 million members in its stand-alone pharmacy segment. The Moda family of enterprises includes Moda Health, ODS Community Dental, Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization, Ardon Health, BenefitHelp Solutions, Astra Practice Partners, Dental Commerce Corporation, Healthy Grid and Arrow Dental. Affiliated companies include Delta Dental of Oregon/Alaska, with more than 1 million dental members.
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