WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Muir Health and The Ultimate Sports Association (USA), which manages The Ultimate Fieldhouse, a 40,000 square foot youth sports facility in Walnut Creek, have launched a long-term partnership to promote health, wellness and fitness among Bay Area youth.
John Muir Health will be the official health care provider for the Ultimate Fieldhouse and the facility will be renamed as the “John Muir Health Ultimate Fieldhouse”. The partnership will focus on creating an environment within the facility that incorporates health and wellness-related programs and education into the day-to-day sports activities at the Ultimate Fieldhouse. In doing so, USA and John Muir Health will create a unique and healthy environment for children and their families in the community.
“John Muir Health has been a part of the greater Walnut Creek community for more than 50 years,” said Jane Willemsen, president and chief administrative officer of John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. “We see our partnership with USA and the Ultimate Fieldhouse as a way to give back to the community and enhance the community’s health by providing opportunities for people of all ages to exercise and stay healthy.”
The partnership will see the Ultimate Fieldhouse drastically enhance the sports medicine services it provides, while also making it the site for a number of community oriented health and wellness events hosted by John Muir Health. Topics will range from healthy eating to injury prevention to staying fit year-round.
“Partnering with John Muir Health to enhance the health and fitness opportunities available at the Ultimate Fieldhouse aligns perfectly with our mission,” said Mike Samuels, CEO of USA. “I can’t think of a better partner than John Muir Health, which has dedicated itself to improving the health of this community for decades, to assist us in achieving that goal for our community. We are all thrilled that the Ultimate Fieldhouse will now bear the John Muir Health name and benefit from its years of health care expertise.”
The Ultimate Fieldhouse is the culmination of the lifelong dream of its founders to provide a quality recreational environment in Walnut Creek, in the heart of the East Bay. The Facility hosts basketball tournaments, leagues, camps and clinics, instructional training and practice opportunities for thousands of boys and girls throughout the community. In addition, the Fieldhouse provides additional youth sport activities and opportunities including volleyball, and senior activities including badminton and pickleball.
About John Muir Health
John Muir Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care organization east of San Francisco serving patients in Contra Costa, eastern Alameda and southern Solano Counties. It includes a network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians, more than 6,000 employees, medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, including Contra Costa County’s only trauma center, and a Behavioral Health Center. John Muir Health also has partnerships with UCSF Health, Tenet Healthcare/San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Stanford Children's Health. The health system offers a full-range of medical services, including primary care, outpatient and imaging services, and is widely recognized as a leader in many specialties – neurosciences, orthopedic, cancer, cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, pediatrics and high-risk obstetrics care.
About Ultimate Sports Association
The Ultimate Sports Association (USA) is a non profit 501C3 dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Is it our mission to provide our community with programming that allows us to develop our youth to their full potential, socially, physically and mentally as well as a safe and secure environment to execute that programming in. USA manages and operates the Ultimate Fieldhouse including oversight of all programming within it.
About The Ultimate Fieldhouse
The Ultimate Fieldhouse, a 40,000 square foot youth sports facility in Walnut Creek, CA, was founded by three of the Bay Area's most successful youth program directors, who came together to provide Bay Area families with a new portfolio of youth sport educational opportunities. Those founders are Chris Whirlow and Phil Doherty, Directors of MVP Flight Elite and Frank Allocco, Jr., Owner of ASA Basketball. With them, they bring 40+ years of experience in youth sports, which they use to help enhance youth sports education and programming.