Swin Cash is known for her basketball skills as a member of the WNBA champion Detroit Shock. You may have caught her displaying those skills recently during the NBA All Star festivities where she and fellow Team Detroit members Bill Laimbeer and Chauncey Billups won the Shooting Star competition. Swin and Dr. Eric Small, a nationally recognized expert in pediatric/adult sports medicine and the author of the book Kids & Sports, join us to talk about a new health and wellness program underway at The Boys and Girls Club called Triple Play. More about Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul: Supported by The Coca-Cola Company and Kraft Foods, Inc. Triple Play is the largest wellness endeavor ever undertaken by BGCA and the first youth-focused program of its kind developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The program’s curriculum was developed by an advisory council formed by BGCA and included experts from diverse fields such as nutrition, physical fitness and medicine. Triple Play is currently available to some 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serving over 4.6 million youth in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, plus domestic and international military installations. Since the program’s launch in 2005, clubs across the country have seen encouraging lifestyle changes in their members. The Coca-Cola Company and Kraft Foods Inc. both have a long tradition of supporting many wellness programs and independent partnerships. Triple Play joins their respective wellness portfolios, which include programs such as The Coca-Cola Company’s “Live It” program and the Kraft Community Nutrition Program. More about Boys & Girls Clubs of America: Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( http://www.bgca.org www.bgca.org ) comprises a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities annually serving more than 4.6 million young people, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Known as The Positive Place for Kids, the Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. More about Swin Cash: Swintayla (Swin) Marie Cash was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of McKeesport, Pennsylvania and raised by her mother, Cynthia. Growing up, Swin was an active member of the local Boys & Girls Club chapter. Cash was an All-American at the University of Connecticut (UConn). She won the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship with the UConn Huskies in 2000 and 2002. She also helped lead UConn to an undefeated 39-0 season in 2002. Cash was selected by the Detroit Shock in the 2002 WNBA Draft, second overall. After leading the Shock’s resurgence in the second half of her rookie season, she then led the Detroit Shock to their first WNBA Championship title in 2003. She played in the 2003 WNBA All-Star Game and won the gold medal with the U.S. women’s basketball team at the 2004 Olympic Games. She holds basketball camps and clinics under her company, Swincash LLC, and is involved in charity events through the WNBA. More about Dr. Eric Small: Dr. Eric Small is a nationally recognized expert in pediatric/adolescent Sports Medicine. He makes frequent appearances on television and radio (including The Early Show on CBS and Today on NBC). He completed his pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York; fellowship training in Pediatric Exercise Medicine at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada; and fellowship training in Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School. He has served as team physician for several high school football teams, and medical consultant to SUNY Purchase and Barnard College. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the AAP Committee on Sports Medicine, Dr. Small creates national and local policies regarding sports injury prevention and physical activity guidelines. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and does medical consulting for several athletic organizations and professional medical associations. Dr. Small is Founder and Director of Family Sports Medicine & Fitness of Westchester, a comprehensive center dedicated to the total needs of the athlete, located in Mount Kisco, New York. He lectures extensively, both nationally and internationally, and has written numerous articles in medical journals and books. Dr. Small’s current book, Kids & Sports, is now available at bookstores everywhere, and online at amazon.com.