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Kaiser Permanente steps up backing of NBA’s Warriors

Healthcare company Kaiser Permanente has upgraded its partnership with the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team to create Thrive City, a new community gathering place that will bring together locals and provide health programmes and services.

Thrive City will also be the name of the district surrounding Chase Center, the Warriors’ state-of-the-art new arena that will open later this year.

Kaiser Permanente also becomes the official team physician of the Warriors as part of the new deal, the length of which was not disclosed.

Thrive City will provide year-round health and wellness programming, including Get Fit clinics, yoga sessions, farmer’s markets and ice skating. The 11-acre complex will be anchored by Chase Center, which will have a capacity of 18,000 when it opens in September.

Kaiser Permanente will support Thrive City programming with health and wellness opportunities for locals, such as blood pressure screenings and flu clinics. The company will also open its second Northern California sports medicine centre blocks from Thrive City this summer.