Camp Lakers, presented by UCLA Health, is committed to providing young players with the ultimate Lakers experience at the new UCLA Health Training Center: Home of the Los Angeles Lakers. Throughout the week, campers learn the Laker way by honing their basketball skills and learning the importance of hard work, teamwork, commitment and sportsmanship, on and off the court. Each day a special Laker guest and staff stop by to speak with the campers.
UCLA Health offers scholarships to the camp and provides campers with educational Health Tips as well as fun giveaways. This is a once-and-a-lifetime opportunity to play where the Lakers play, step inside the Lakers practice locker room, see the championship trophies and shoot around with the Lakers!
PCA has partnered with the Lakers and UCLA Health to help bring positive experiences to children through the influence of coaching. Coaches from many Los Angeles area youth organization and schools come to the UCLA Health Training Center throughout the year to participate in workshops and educational courses. UCLA Health is proud to provide PCA with educational resources and materials on youth health.
UCLA Health is proud to join the Lakers as a presenting partner of Boys and Girls Club, serving over 120,000 kids in the Los Angeles area. As a part of their Junior Lakers initiative, the Lakers and UCLA Health put on clinics, camps, tournaments for the Boys and Girls Clubs which include materials educating the youth on a healthy lifestyle.
LA’s Best is an after-school program that as teamed up with the Lakers and UCLA Health, serving over 25,000 children in elementary schools throughout Los Angeles. As the presenting sponsor of LA’s Best and Junior Lakers, UCLA Health provides educational health tips for both the children and their parents so when the final school bell rings, LA’s Best coaches are ready to educate these kids on how to be a better U on and off the court.
In March, the Laker Girls came to support UCLA Health hosted the UCLA Kidney Health Fair designated for patients and anyone living with kidney disease. The fair provided educational and entertainment activities for attendees as well as an optional 2K walk or 5K run at the Santa Monica Beach Park.
The Laker Girls came to support the Bruins in the 18th Annual Bruin Run/Walk benefiting Chase Child Life at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Along with live performances, giveaways and free food, the Laker Girls joined the Bruin Spirit Squad in cheering on the participants.
In November, Metta World Peace and Timofey Mozgov of the Lakers came to LA Live to support UCLA Health and the LLS: Light the Night Walk. Metta and Timofey helped kick off the walk with the lighting of the lanterns ceremony and took pictures with the fans. The Leukemia Lymphoma Society provide patients with support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and research for the most innovative treatments.