Community Health Network and Indiana Fever Host Annual Choices for Champions Educational Program

— 2,000 Area Teens Anticipated For Program Taking Aim at Bullying And Healthy Lifestyle Choices

INDIANAPOLIS – In conjunction with Community Health Network, the Indiana Fever will host their annual Choices for Champions educational program on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Students ranging from 4th to 8th grade will visit Bankers Life Fieldhouse to participate in an educational opportunity centered around anti-bullying and healthy lifestyle choices, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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This season’s Choices for Champions program will be led by local teen Katie Karma, founder of the non-profit group Kool Kid Nation, who uses her musical skills to promote anti-bullying and self-esteem mantras. The goal of the program is to empower youth, help build self-confidence to approach life’s everyday challenges, and find ways to look at daily circumstances with a positive outlook.

Kim Walton, Executive Director of Behavioral Health at Community Health Network, will talk to students about maintaining good mental health and suicide prevention and awareness. Additionally, counselors from Community will be available for discussions and private conversations with attendees.

An anti-bullying message will be presented by Camishe Nunley, owner of the Healing Your Hidden Hurts agency dedicated to trauma survivors. Its “Building Resiliency In Children” anti-bullying program will deliver information on ways to create an atmosphere where bullying is not permitted.

Public Information Officer Kendale Adams of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will also address the crowd.

ComedySportz Indianapolis will bring some interactive fun to the program with improvisational comedy and activities centered around an anti-bullying message. To close out the program students will hear from successful leaders and role models in a panel discussion that includes Fever head coach Stephanie White, and Fever players Briann January, Erlana Larkins and Tiffany Mitchell.

Currently on break from its WNBA schedule during the Rio Olympics, the Indiana Fever resumes its 2016 regular season with three straight home games – Aug. 27 (vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m.), Aug. 30 (vs. Phoenix, 7:00 p.m.) and Sept. 1 (vs. New York, 7:00 p.m.).