Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles for OPERATION SPLASH 2015, now in its tenth year, Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s Operation Splash is a FREE program that teaches children and adults in low-income areas to swim. Operation Splash is part of Kaiser Permanente’s Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) program which focuses on physical activity, reducing obesity and access to healthy foods. Please visit the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks’ website, or call 323-906-7953 for information about participating pools in the area.
This year, Kaiser Permanente Southern California is kicking off Operation Splash by celebrating Special Olympics and presenting the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Aquatics Division with a $240,000 grant to underwrite swim lessons for children, teenagers and adults at Los Angeles city pools. This community benefit funding makes the total contribution for Operation Splash since 2006 to be more than $5.3 million.
Local Special Olympics athletes helped kick off Operation Splash today in honor of the upcoming 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games hosted by Los Angeles, which takes place from Friday, July 24th through Sunday, August 2nd. Kaiser Permanente will proudly serve as a Founding Champion and Total Health Partner for the World Summer Games, which are expected to bring more than a half million people to the greater Los Angeles area. For more information about the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, click HERE.
About the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Aquatics Division
The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Department, Aquatics Division offers families and community members many healthy, affordable and safe aquatic activities at their public pools, lakes, and beaches. Recreation and Parks oversees 61 swimming pools, 11 lakes, and two beaches. For more information, click HERE.
About Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care
as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, its mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente currently serves more than 3.6 million members in Southern California. For more information, click HERE.
If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com