October 30, 2015 ─ Hendricks Regional Health and Nine13sports have finalized a corporate partnership that will bring the innovative youth bicycle fitness programming created by Nine13 to eight schools in Hendricks County in 2016.

“As Nine13 continues to grow, we have built key relationships with stakeholders in different geographical areas across Central Indiana to help focus on expanding our footprint,” said Tom Hanley, executive director of Nine13sports. “Hendricks Regional Health has been a phenomenal resource as we identified ways to grow in Hendricks County and they made it very clear to us that they wanted to play a significant role in growing Kids Riding Bikes within their community. We’re thrilled they have elected to enter into a partnership that will allow Nine13sports to serve many schools and their respective students.”

This partnership will impact the community in multiple ways, most visibly by providing Kids Riding Bikes programs to more than 1,500 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 providing a unique engagement offering for both youth and adults.

“Nine13sports has been a growing force in the development of creative programs that supplement physical education classes within Central Indiana,” said Adam Scott, Community Relations Manager at Hendricks Regional Health. “As we focus on playing a role in providing health-focused community resources, utilizing their bicycles to get students moving and active created a perfect partnership opportunity. We believe that the bicycle is a great tool to deliver engaging curriculum designed to supplement the work that physical education teachers are already providing for our youth.”

Expansion into Hendricks County marks the first time that programs will occur in the cities of Plainfield, Brownsburg, Danville, and Avon. This also is part of the growth strategy for Nine13sports to launch an additional program operations team to further serve Hendricks, Shelby, and Marion counties in 2016 creating the ability to schedule an additional 40 schools per year. Nine13sports will 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 and Hendricks Regional Health:

Nine13sports is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes health, wellness, and exercise for local youth between the ages of 8 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 email info@nine13sports.org.

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.

#             #             #