/Media Advisory: Slam Dunk Challenge Classroom Visit

Media Advisory: Slam Dunk Challenge Classroom Visit

May 13, 2019

What:Las Vegas Aces players A’ja Wilson and Carolyn Swords will visit the first Slam Dunk Health program-winning classroom to recognize students’ commitment to living healthy lifestyles with more physical activity and healthy eating habits. The Slam Dunk Health program is a collaborative effort between the Southern Nevada Health District, the Clark County School District (CCSD), and the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces.

When:May 15, 2019
9 a.m.

Where:Robert Taylor Elementary School
144 Westminster Way
Henderson, NV 89015

Why:The Slam Dunk Health program is open to all CCSD first- through fifth-grade classrooms. Students earn points each day for eating fruits and vegetables and being physically active. The program encourages elementary school students to eat healthy and participate in physical activity every day. The winning classroom(s) receive a visit from players of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces as well as tickets to attend a home game.

Who:The Health District, the CCSD, and the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces launched the Slam Dunk Health Challenge in February to encourage students to make healthy lifestyle choices.


The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.