48.7 F
Fort Worth
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
How Recent Political Changes Will Impact Your Bottom Line
News Texas Rangers - Medical Center Arlington Fitness All-Stars

Texas Rangers – Medical Center Arlington Fitness All-Stars

Other News

Exxon’s oil slick

Exxon Mobil is slashing its capital spending budget for 2020 by 30% due to weak demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a market...

Folk music’s Mark Twain: 7 Essential tracks from John Prine,

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine...

Tarrant County records another COVID-19 death

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) on Wednesday, April 8 reported that a resident of Euless has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus....

Tradition stymied: A year unlike any since WWII for Augusta

The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break.You see, the first full week of April isn't just...
Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and Medical Center Arlington Abbi Miller, Owedia Kemp, Deborah Su, Patty Fearka, Rush Olson and Karin Morris Arlington elementary school students have discovered learning life-long health habits can be fun. Especially when they’re taught by the Texas Rangers. The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and Medical Center Arlington teamed up six years ago to form the Texas Rangers Medical Center Arlington Fitness All-Stars. The team, along with firefighters from the Arlington Fire Department, visits elementary schools within the Arlington Independent School District to promote health and fitness to fifth graders. The team has used mascot Rangers Captain – riding into the school parking lot on a fire truck with sirens blaring – as a focal point of the campaign against childhood obesity. “Not only does MCA care for patients that have a need for our services but we are committed to the well-being of our community through education and prevention of chronic diseases,” says All-Star Abbi Miller, MCA’s director of marketing and business development. “The Fitness All-Stars program is working with children to prevent obesity, diabetes and other chronic health issues.” Miller’s experience includes the community relations department of the Dallas Stars, account director at J. Walter Thompson and director of marketing at Hicks Sports Marketing Group. She currently serves on the executive committee of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Women’s Alliance. Other All-Stars are Owedia Kemp, Deborah Su, Patty Fearka, Rush Olson and Karin Morris. Kemp, director of athletics for AISD since June 2011, started her career in 1980 as a teacher and basketball/track coach at Sam Houston High School. In 1993, she became assistant principal at Arlington High School, and in 1998, was named principal of Gunn Junior High. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master’s degree from North Texas State University. Su started with MCA in 2004 and has been manager of outreach services, H2U, contracts since 2009. As manager, she coordinates and manages employer and community-based health events, and networks with civic and community groups throughout Arlington, Mansfield, Grand Prairie and Kennedale. She also is involved in physician and hospital based contracts, and manages the hospital’s Senior Health to You (H2U) program. A graduate of Texas A&M University with a master’s degree in zoology and a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry, Su is active with Girls Inc. and the American Cancer Society. A licensed physical therapist assistant, Fearka provides therapy services to both MCA inpatients and outpatients. She trains hospital staff on back safety techniques and speaks on health, wellness and exercise for city employees. She previously owned a personal training business and taught fitness courses at UTA and the YMCA. Olson, of Rush Olson Creative and Sports, has created advertising campaigns for the Rangers, the Dallas Stars, the Mesquite Championship Rodeo, Big 12 and major market television stations. He also provided play-by-play for the Fort Worth Cats, Fire, Brahmas and Flyers. When not working, Olson plays bass guitar and sings in local bands Loda Dimes and Rosedale. As executive director of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, Morris oversees the strategic development, fundraising, program development and financials of the nonprofit. As the vice president of community outreach, she oversees the club’s outreach efforts particularly in the Hispanic community. Morris is a member of the Junior League of Arlington Advisory Board and the After-School All-Stars and an advisory committee member for the Noche de Esperanza event benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Morris is a graduate of Marquette University with a degree in international business and marketing. – Betty Dillard


Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest News

Fort Worth’s Redistricting Task Force presents draft recommendations

A City Council-appointed, 11-member Redistricting Task Force that will advise on redistricting issues in Fort Worth presented its draft criteria as part of its...

Crystal Mason, jailed for illegal voting conviction after casting provisional ballot, seeks to have conviction overturned

A Fort Worth woman jailed for casting a provisional ballot in the 2016 presidential election while on supervised release for a federal conviction is...

Mayor Price announces COVID recovery as cases surge in Texas

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price announced that she and her husband, Tom, have both recovered from COVID-19 on Monday, Nov. 30. “I am pleased to...

U.S. Supreme Court leery of Trump’s bid to exclude undocumented immigrants from congressional reapportionment

Some Supreme Court justices on Monday seemed skeptical of President Trump’s claim he has the authority to exclude undocumented immigrants from population totals when...

Despite staggering pandemic losses, Texas budget forecast better than expected, state comptroller says

Despite “historic declines,” state lawmakers will have more money to work with in the upcoming legislative session than Comptroller Glenn Hegar expected over the...