Get Healthy with the Huskies



Nov. 9, 2010

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DEKALB, Ill.- Looking for a way to get out of the house and stay active as the cold winter weather approaches? Northern Illinois Athletics has the perfect solution to shake those winter blues and keep active with the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Center for Joint Care's Get Healthy with the Huskies program.

Get Healthy with the Huskies is a free program presented by the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Center for Joint Care, in which men's and women's basketball fans can walk the track at the Convocation Center prior to each home game and receive prizes for reaching certain goals .

For 30 minutes before every men's and women's home game Huskie fans can come into the Convocation Center and walk the track from the time the gates open until half an hour before tip-off. Get Healthy with the Huskie participants can record their progress and receive prizes for reaching goals of 25, 50, 75 and 100 laps.

"Most people think of a hospital only when they're sick, but Kish Hospital also plays an active role in helping people stay healthy and get healthier," said Kish Health System's Director of Marketing and Public Relations Sharon Emanuelson. "We look for ways to support efforts in the community that promote healthy lifestyles, so sponsoring Get Healthy with the Huskies was good match.

"The program also gives the hospital a chance to introduce our new Center for Joint Care. During Get Healthy with the Huskies, we plan to provide information on how to cope with arthritis and about our team approach to joint replacement surgery and rehabilitation, when that becomes the best option for restoring an active lifestyle."

The program is free and open to all Huskie fans who present a game ticket as they enter the Convocation Center. Fans who wish to participate in the Get Healthy with the Huskies program can register by sending in the above form, sign up in person at any Huskie home game, or by contacting NIU Director of Marketing Amanda Benzine at

NIU men's basketball will open its season by hosting Northwestern on Friday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. (CT) at the Convocation Center. On the women's side, the Huskies will host UW-Parkside on Nov. 10 in their lone exhibition game before opening their home schedule against Chicago State on Nov. 27.

For ticket information, contact the NIU Athletics Ticket Office at 815-752-6800, or visit Fans can also order single-game and/or season ticket