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For release: January 10, 2013

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Akron General partners with MAC schools for wellness
Special game days feature free health screenings, wellness activities, much more

What could be better than watching your favorite Mid-American Conference (MAC) teams while taking charge of your health and wellness this winter? Together with Kent State University (KSU) and The University of Akron (UA), Akron General hopes to encourage MAC fans everywhere to focus on their health and wellness during two special MAC Wellness Days.

Join in on the fun while watching the KSU men’s basketball team take on Miami University at home in the MAC Center Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m. Later that week, come watch the UA men and women take on Bowling Green State University and Ball State University, respectively, at home in the James A. Rhodes (JAR) Arena Saturday, February 16.

An hour before each game, the gates to the MAC Center or JAR will open for wellness activities, which will last throughout the games. Several wellness stations featuring free health screenings, cool giveaways, fun activities and more will be arranged throughout the arenas. During the games, attendees will receive healthy tips and there will be opportunities for crowd participation, as well as special half-time presentations.

Purchase tickets for the February 13 Kent game online at Tickets may also be purchased at the MAC Center the day of the game. The MAC Center is located on the Kent State University campus at 1025 Risman Drive, Kent.
Purchase tickets for the February 16 Akron games online at Tickets may also be purchased at the JAR the day of the games. The JAR is located on The University of Akron campus at 373 Carroll St., Akron.

Akron General believes in wellness and preventive medicine. Our goal is to keep you out of the hospital, living a lifestyle anchored by long-term healthy habits. We look forward to seeing you on game day and being your partner in good health!

About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio and Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit

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