The Indiana Pacers are bellowing out a call to change—one that goes far beyond the new look team that has taken the floor this year. On Oct. 31, the Pacers announced a partnership with Clarian Health to improve health awareness and education of area residents. Clarian’s “A Call to Change” mantra was the official theme of the night at the Pacers Nov. 1 home opener, and it’s a theme the Pacers plan to carry forward throughout the year.
The key element of this partnership will be a year-round health awareness and improvement program for Indiana residents. This will involve sponsoring Clarian Health’s free health screenings for Hoosiers. These free screenings will occur monthly on selected Thursday’s at Conseco Fieldhouse, and at locations in Marion, Boone and Hamilton counties from November through May. Current and former Pacers players, coaches, Pacemates and mascots will be participating at these screenings.
“The Indiana Pacers have a history of being involved in the community, a history that goes all the way back to the team’s inaugural season in 1967,” said Herb Simon, Pacers Sports & Entertainment CEO. “This kind of exceptional joint venture is definitely keeping with our organization’s renewed and heartfelt commitment of being good community citizens and contributing in a very positive way.”
As part of the deal with Clarian, the Pacers are naming the Conseco Fieldhouse entry pavilion the Clarian Health Entry Pavilion. Permanent voluntary health screening kiosks and health education displays will be installed in the pavilion, which is where the monthly health screenings will take place.
In addition, the Indiana Pacers will implement a program called “Bowser’s Riley Buddy Program” for each Pacers home game. This will involve inviting a child from Riley Hospital to “tag along” with Bowser at the game and offering the child’s family game tickets.