A new program emphasizing healthy living and global involvement has chosen Santa Clarita as the site of its first ever GlobalCAL50 Forum Oct. 5-8. The program is administered by HOPSports, an award-winning educational media network, content library and production company focused on reviving physical education programs in schools and community venues, whose corporate offices are located in Santa Clarita.
City Parks Director Rick Gould is enthusiastic about the city’s involvement.
“They are planning on doing an educational symposium that focuses on healthy communities, and obviously they have a model that they think is working,” Gould said.
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HOPSports is the company behind the award-winning physical education programs pioneered at Sierra Vista Junior High School, under the direction of Hart District teacher George Velarde (click here for story). These programs recently drew the attention of visiting dignitaries and educational consultants from Korea and Japan.
“We’ve built a lot of good stuff that fits within their model,” Gould continued. “The trails, the aquatics center and such. What they are doing is holding a forum or conference to showcase their model of a community and schools that are doing it right.”
“All facets of the award-winning Santa Clarita community will participate in tracking behavioral change: schools pre-kindergarten through the university level, health facilities, city and government offices and entities, committed citizens, local businesses and national corporations, police and fire departments,” said Cindy Sisson Hensley, HOPSports president and GlobalCAL50 Forum co-chair. “Come join us. Together we can move a healthier generation forward.”
The announcement was made today with simultaneous remarks and unveiling of the GlobalCAL50 Forum website www.global50forum.org at the International CES Show, the world’s largest consumer technology trade show in Las Vegas, by HOPSports CEO and Founder, Thomas Root.
The theme of the GlobalCAL50 Forum is Community Active Living. VIP delegates representing the brightest and most committed minds from around the globe have been invited to participate, including 46 countries and 82 confirmed attendees to date. This historical event marks the first global forum linking technology with a holistic concept of physical activity, promoted by world-wide leading experts.
The mission of the forum is to create an active participant 3D model for Community Active Living. International delegates will be invited to virtually present their research and findings during individual 30-minute filming sessions against a green screen. The presentations will simultaneously be streamed live not only to the presenter’s host country but to all of the anticipated 50 participating countries. Invited delegates’ individual research, wellness initiatives, product or body of work will be launched on the global stage, substantially and sustainably influencing communities around the world.
“By creating a 3D active living community model, we have the chance, together, to truly intervene in communities around the world by helping build better cities and better lives,” said Root.
Valued HOPSports’ partners include the American College of Sports Medicine, AutoBGood, BeamFit, Cartoon Network, Dairy Management Inc., Harlem Globetrotters, HyperWear, Lazy Town, Martial Fusion, National Football League, NERRTC, The OrganWise Guys Inc., ReDefined Fitness, Ringling Bros.® CircusFit®, Stuntmen’s Association, T-BOW, Tezoro Productions LIVE Dance, USA Cycling, US Rowing, USA Volleyball, United Way, WNBA and Yogaworks.
“There exists a unique opportunity in the world for like-minded individuals to come together and help change the world, and that time is now,” said Dr. Ming-Kai Chin, HOPSports vice president of global affairs and research and GlobalCAL50 Forum co-chair.
For more information on the GlobalCAL50 Forum including engagement opportunities, please visit www.global50forum.org and direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a more detailed description of HOPSports, please visit www.hopsports.com.
HOPSports is an award-winning educational media network, content library and production company. It developed a K-12 platform designed to restore and revitalize physical education and movement programs while delivering accelerated learning in schools and after-school programs. The HOPSports Training Systems (HTS), reflecting HOPSports twenty years of leadership and experience in training elementary, middle and high school students, delivers 21st century physical education. HTS merges media with digital technology and celebrity trainers, offering cutting-edge training concepts that are interspersed with health, career and other ancillary educational content. Currently in 900 locations in 45 states and 6 countries, HOPSports serves an estimated 3.5 million youth a week around the globe.