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Major Hospital Expands Partnership with Nine13sports

Chris Harris : February 13, 2017 1:56 pm

Nine13sports is excited to announce that Major Hospital in Shelbyville has expanded their partnership with Kids Riding Bikes in 2017 to include support for school programs and additional community events. The school programs marks the first footprint our nationally recognized Kids Riding Bikes program will have in Shelby County Schools since our partnership with the hospital commenced in 2013.

“Major Hospital has been a loyal partner of Nine13 for years and we’re excited that they’re committed to increasing the healthy and substantial impact our programming delivers to thousands of youth each year, ” said Tom Hanley, Founder & CEO of Nine13sports. “Our entire staff here at Nine13sports is looking forward to building upon our already sound relationship with the hospital and to get more kids on two wheels in Shelby County in 2017.”

This partnership will have an impact on the county in a number of ways, with the most visible being delivering our Kids Riding Bikes programs to more than youth at multiple schools for a once per week program session over the course of four weeks. The students will participate using Nine13sports stationary bicycle simulators within their physical education class during the school day. Additionally, Kids Riding Bikes will be visible at community events in partnership with Major Hospital, including the yearly “Get Healthy Here Farmers Market,” in July that we’ve been a staple at since 2014. This event is held to increase awareness about health and wellness for the citizens of Shelby County and highlights the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. Our partnership will provide a unique and innovative engagement opportunities for both youth and adults.

“Nine13sports has been a terrific partner with Major Health Partners as we work to prevent, reduce, and optimally manage chronic disease,” said Denise Holland, Coordinator for Healthy Shelby County. “Bringing Kids Riding Bikes to our schools not only involves them in energetic activity, but also engages them in a physical activity that can promote their well-being for a lifetime. A family and community night during Kids Riding Bikes school programs along with Nine13sports’ presence at the “Get Healthy Here Farmers Market” engages all ages in the joy and benefits of cycling.”

About Nine13sports: Nine13sports® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes health, wellness, and exercise for local youth between the ages of 5 and 18 through our Kids Riding Bikes® programs.  We have created a unique initiative in which we have integrated the traditional bicycle with technology to provide a turnkey product for youth programs, schools, and other community organizations.  In addition to individual betterment of health and fitness, our programs promote community, teamwork, and mutual respect designed to foster a lasting impact. For additional information please visit www.nine13sports.org or contact info@nine13sports.org.

About Major Health Partners: Major Health Partners is a leading healthcare provider for patients from not only Shelby County, Indiana, but also from the southeastern part of the state. Since 1924, Major Hospital/Major Health Partners has grown to offer a wide spectrum of services, leading the region in many areas of healthcare delivery. By providing quality care through our unique combination of state-of-the-art technology, modern facilities, and personal service.  We give you you all of the advantages found at the large urban hospitals, combined with genuine personal service, and that’s the Major Difference.

 

 

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December 15, 2016                                                                              
For Immediate Release
Nathan Wilson
Communications Director
nwilson@nine13sports.org

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Indianapolis – Nine13sports and South Ripley Junior High School(SRJHS) have announced a partnership with Genesis: Pathways to Success (GPS), the Versailles McDonald’s location, Hillenbrand and Friendship State Bank to pilot a new STEM curriculum program in January 2017.

This partnership will allow SRJHS students to participate in Nine13sports’ unique bicycle programming and learn the engineering, math, science, health and transportation benefits of the bicycle.This STEM-­based program will also allow students to learn about the computer program Nine13sports uses during its regular programming.

“This new STEM-­‐based offering will supplement what we do at Nine13 and create opportunities to teach students about motion, energy, gear ratios, human movement and much more,” Tom Hanley, CEO of Nine13sports said. “Most importantly, it will highlight what a beautiful machine the bicycle is and how it can be a resource beyond basic fitness.”

This partnership will mark the first time that Nine13sports has taken its programming to Ripley County. It also marks the first expansion outside of Central Indiana for the Indianapolis-­‐based organization with teams in Central Indiana; Portland, Oregon; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“We are thrilled that SRJHS students will have this wonderful opportunity to pilot the new Nine13sports STEM curriculum,” Cheryll Obendorf, executive director of GPS said. “The program’s elements that blend biology, health and physical education will allow students to put scientific concepts into practice by identifying and tracking the physiological changes in their body while exercising. Seeing principles learned in the classroom applied to their everyday lives will help students better understand why what they’re learning is important.”

The pilot program will focus on grades 6-­8 and will include a multiple-­interaction set of programming where each participating student will be seen eight times. Nine13sports expects this added facet of programming to expanding late 2017.

“Given the interest and demand, this STEM program expansion is imperative to better serve students and schools across Indiana,” Hanley said. “That said, we are extremely excited to kick off this program expansion with the students of South Ripley Junior High School. It’s a perfect fit.”

 

About Nine13sports: Nine13sports® is a 501(c)(3) non-­‐profit organization that promotes health, wellness, and exercise for local youth between the ages of 5 and 18 through our Kids Riding Bikes® programs. We have created a unique initiative in which we have integrated the traditional bicycle with technology to provide a turnkey product for youth programs, schools and other community organizations. In addition to individual betterment of health and fitness, our programs promote community, teamwork and mutual respect designed to foster a lasting impact. For additional information, please visit www.nine13sports.org.

About Genesis: Pathways to Success: Genesis: Pathways to Success is an initiative of the Ripley County Community Foundation dedicated to empowering students to succeed in STEM by developing programs in areas such as engineering, agriculture, health science and technology, and by supporting events that encourage students to apply curious minds and critical thinking skills to real-world opportunities. Genesis generates ongoing and meaningful dialog and collaboration to prepare a talent pipeline for a globally dynamic marketplace. For additional information, please visit www.genesisp2s.org or contact cobendorf@genesisp2s.org

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INDIANAPOLISNovember 15, 2016 ─ Indianapolis home builder Arbor Homes and Nine13sports have extended their partnership for a third year to bring the nationally recognized Kids Riding Bikes programs to schools across Central Indiana. 

During the past two years of the partnership, Nine13sports has delivered their interactive and unique bicycle simulator programming to more than 2,000 youth in Washington and Pike Township as part of their physical education classes. The third year of the partnership will include the youth health and fitness nonprofit focusing on bringing programs to new schools and districts throughout Central Indiana, including Warren Township. 

“Kids Riding Bikes has created more than 7,000 positive youth interactions in Washington and Pike Townships since late 2014 thanks to the astounding leadership and philanthropic support of Arbor Homes,” said Tom Hanley, Founder & CEO of Nine13sports. “We’re incredibly fortunate that they’ve once again extended their generosity to help us get more youth on two wheels and to recognize the importance of living a healthy and physically active lifestyle.” 

Nine13sports anticipates it’s number of youth interactions to quadruple in 2017 to upwards of 30,000 from the 7,500 it has delivered since the nonprofit’s launch in 2012. Funding has been generated through corporate partners and foundations and all services have been provided at no costs to schools and districts. 

“Nine13sports has continued to reach for new heights and deliver engaging and stimulating programs to students and schools unlike any other,” said Curtis Rector, president of Arbor Homes. “We’re privileged to extend our corporate support and to continue building on the everlasting and tangible impact they’re making to youth across the Central Indian region.” 

About Nine13sports: Nine13sports® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes health, wellness, and exercise for local youth between the ages of 5 and 18 through our Kids Riding Bikes® programs. We have created a unique initiative in which we have integrated the traditional bicycle with technology to provide a turnkey product for youth programs, schools, and other community organizations. In addition to individual betterment of health and fitness, our programs promote community, teamwork, and mutual respect designed to foster a lasting impact. For additional information please visit www.nine13sports.org or contact info@nine13sports.org.

 

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October 27, 2016 ─ Hendricks Regional Health and Nine13sports have finalized a corporate partnership that will continue to bring the innovative youth bicycle fitness programming created by Nine13sports to schools in Hendricks County in 2017. This will be the second year that Kids Riding Bikes powered by Hendricks Regional Health will be in Hendricks County Schools.

“I’m incredibly excited to have Hendricks Regional Health continue to be a leader in the healthcare community by supporting our programs in schools,” said Tom Hanley, CEO of Nine13sports. “The relationship we have been able to build served more than 2,000 students in Hendricks County for the first time in 2016, and we anticipate our programs to continue to grow in 2017 to try and meet the immense demand from the community within the county.”

This partnership will impact the community in multiple ways, most visibly by providing Kids Riding Bikes programs to more than 2,000 youth for a once per week program session over the course of four weeks. The students will participate using Nine13sports stationary bicycle simulators within their physical education class during the school day. Additionally, Nine13sports will be visible at numerous community events in partnership with Hendricks Regional Health throughout the year. This will provide a unique engagement opportunity for both youth and adults.

“Nine13sports continues to be a growing force in the development of creative physical education programs,” said Adam Scott, Community Relations Manager at Hendricks Regional Health. “Our 2016 partnership delivered engaging curriculum that supplemented physical education teachers’ lessons. Our continued partnership with Nine13sports will get even more students moving and active in 2017, helping Hendricks Regional Health achieve our overall goal of providing our community indispensable healthcare resources.”

The partnership between Hendricks Regional Health and Nine13sports will continue to serve schools in the cities of Plainfield, Brownsburg, Danville, and Avon, and 2017 will see other schools within Hendricks County receive this unique programming as scheduling allows. Nine13sports will continue to have an exclusive healthcare industry relationship with Hendricks Regional Health within the county and will jointly provide additional resources and education on bicycle safety, 911 education, and community health resources.

About Nine13sports: Nine13sports® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes health, wellness, and exercise for local youth between the ages of 5 and 18 through our Kids Riding Bikes® programs.  We have created a unique initiative in which we have integrated the traditional bicycle with technology to provide a turnkey product for youth programs, schools, and other community organizations.  In addition to individual betterment of health and fitness, our programs promote community, teamwork, and mutual respect designed to foster a lasting impact. For additional information please visit www.nine13sports.org or contact info@nine13sports.org.

About Hendricks Regional Health: Since 1962, Hendricks Regional Health has served as the area’s leading healthcare provider by delivering innovative care with a personal touch. The hospital strives to be the indispensable healthcare partner to patients, payers, physicians, associates and employers. Licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health and accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, Hendricks Regional Health staffs a full complement of physicians in a variety of specialties at locations in Danville, Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg, Lizton and Bainbridge. To learn more call (317) 745-3627 or visit www.hendricks.org.

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PDF: Nine13sports Expanding into MSP

Indianapolis, IN ─ October 19, 2016 ─ Nine13sports has announced plans to expand its Kids Riding Bikes programs into Minneapolis, Minnesota. This will mark the second new market expansion for the organization after launching in Portland, Oregon in May of 2015. Staff will begin the business development process in January with a target of launching school-based programs in September of 2017.

“Expansion into new and engaging markets has always been a part of our long-term business model,” said Nine13sports CEO Tom Hanley. “Minneapolis is an exhilarating city and a peer to Indianapolis in just about every data point, in addition to being a place with a culture of health and fitness and a genuine love of bicycling. We look forward to working with both the corporate and philanthropic aspects of the community to serve thousands of youth as part of our school-based Kids Riding Bikes program delivery.”

Hanley added, “This expansion will be funded by new dollars with targeted support specifically for Minneapolis. Indianapolis earnings and commitments will stay within Indianapolis and go towards delivering the most engaging and interactive bicycle-based fitness program in the country.”

Charlie Warner, currently the director at the Portland-based affiliate who oversees Nine13sports Northwest, will be moving to Minneapolis to take the role of Executive Director for the Minneapolis market. Charlie launched Nine13sports NW in Spring 2015 and is directly responsible for the success in Portland, including support from the Nike Portland Community Foundation and an excellent and growing relationship with Portland Public Schools. The Portland market will continue to thrive with a new Executive Director, to be announced at a later date, that will continue to build on the excellent framework Charlie has laid.

“It has been a great experience to share a passion for getting more Kids Riding Bikes in schools in Portland,” said Warner. “I know that we will thrive in Minneapolis and that this market will continue to push Nine13sports towards recognition across the country as a premier resource for schools, foundations, and corporate partners. I’ve learned a lot from our experiences in Portland and look forward to putting those skills into practice once again.”

Continuing to expand into major new markets grants Nine13sports more competitive access to national level corporate partnerships and foundation funding resources for its impactful youth fitness and obesity education programs. The corporate relationships that Nine13sports has developed since its launch in 2012 have continued to help redefine what corporate social responsibility can resemble and how the corporate community can make a direct impact on youth.

Nine13sports will continue to operate its national headquarters out of Indianapolis, focused on nurturing growth throughout Central Indiana and visibility as a successful Indianapolis-based organization. Hanley commented, “We’re proud to be Indianapolis-based and to have the opportunity to change lives across the country through the passion of the bicycle and sports. We cannot thank the support of this community enough for what we’ve been able to achieve over the last five years and I look forward to representing Indianapolis as a brand as we continue to target operations in new cities across the country.”

About Nine13sports: Nine13sports® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes health, wellness, and exercise for local youth between the ages of 5 and 18 through our Kids Riding Bikes® programs. We have created a unique initiative in which we have integrated the traditional bicycle with technology to provide a turnkey product for youth programs, schools, and other community organizations. In addition to individual betterment of health and fitness, our programs promote community, teamwork, and mutual respect for one another designed to foster a lasting impact. For additional information please visit www.nine13sports.org or contact info@nine13sports.org.

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