Daugherty, The Hope Heart Institute Host Free Youth Clinics

July 31, 2008

SEATTLE - Washington State University women's basketball Head Coach June Daugherty is teaming up with The Hope Heart Institute to put on youth basketball clinics in the Seattle area, August 4-5.

The clinics are free and geared toward 8-14 year olds (registration required: www.hopeheart.org), and will take place in Tukwila, Renton and North Capital Hill. A complete schedule follows:

Monday9:30-11:30 a.m. - Tukwila (Tukwila Community Center | 12424 42nd Ave. S. | 98168)1-3 p.m. - Renton (Liberty Park | 1101 Bronson Way N. | 98055)5-7 p.m. - North Capital Hill: All girls camp (St. Joseph Elementary School | 700 18th Ave. E | 98112)

Tuesday9:30-11:30 a.m. - Tukwila (Tukwila Community Center | 12424 42nd Ave. S. | 98168)1-3 p.m. - Renton (Liberty Park | 1101 Bronson Way N. | 98055)5-7 p.m. - North Capital Hill: All girls camp (St. Joseph Elementary School | 700 18th Ave. E | 98112)

Daugherty, a survivor of sudden cardiac arrest, and the Hope Heart Institute would like to teach not only fundamental basketball skills, but heart health awareness.

'This is a great opportunity for Washington State to join the Hope Heart Institute and teach today's youth about healthy living,' Daugherty said. 'Healthy habits start young, and a healthy lifestyle can go a long way to battling heart disease, the nation's number one killer.'

Daugherty and assistant coach Mo Hines, former head coach of the Emerald City Legends girls' AAU team in Seattle, will be in attendance. Current members of the WSU women's basketball team will also volunteer their time to help with the clinics. One of Daugherty's former players, Kayla Burt, a current coach with the University of Portland and also a survivor of sudden cardiac arrest, will also be in attendance.

The non-profit Hope Heart Institute has a 50-year history of revolutionary medical advances and educational curriculums that make heart disease - America's No. 1 cause of death - more treatable, beatable and preventable. Learn more at www.hopeheart.org.

--wsucougars.com--
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