National Association of Athletic Directors (NACAD) 2013 Basketball Tournament a “tremendous success”
This year was The Fort Worth Club’s turn to host the annual NACAD basketball tournament, an event that rotates among private athletic clubs across the country and draws approximately 400 players and guests. The event took place April 18-21 and included a welcoming reception, Friday evening banquet, Saturday evening trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards and tournament games played at Texas Christian University.
“The tournament was one of the best I've played in,” said Bob McCleskey, a Washington Athletic Club member. “The courts were outstanding, and everything was well organized. The food for the big dinner was also a highlight. Well done.”
Teams from visiting private clubs came from Detroit, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Portland, New York City, San Francisco, Spokane and Seattle. Guests stayed at the Inn at the Club and the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel.
“I had a great experience in my first trip to Fort Worth due largely to the wonderful hospitality of your club,” said Paul Lowber, Washington Athletic Club CFO and participant in the tournament. “Ryan Tompkins and his team were hustling nonstop to make sure all the myriad of details were taken care of. All the players were raving about the dinner and how high the bar has been raised by Fort Worth for the next NACAD host.”
Fort Worth Club member and NACAD participant Mark G. Daniel said this year’s tournament was nothing short of a tremendous success for the Club.
“Our visiting clubs and guests from every corner of this nation were simply amazed by the event, the level of hospitality, the organization, the quality of food and our extraordinary community,” he said. “It was a wonderful opportunity for our Fort Worth Club to show itself well and Ryan Tompkins made certain that we carried the day.”
|Fad Diet Red Flags
by Jennifer Gavia, registered and licensed dietitian for Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine.
When it comes to losing weight, we all want that quick fix to shed those extra pounds. Here are a few red flags to look for when evaluating the next big fad diet trend:
Rapid Weight Loss
If you lose weight quickly, you'll lose muscle, bone and water. You also will be more likely to regain the pounds quickly afterwards. Slow, steady weight loss is more likely to last than dramatic weight changes.
Quantities and Limitations
It's boring to eat the same thing over and over and hard to stick with monotonous plans. Avoid any diet that eliminates or severely restricts entire food groups, such as carbohydrates.
Specific Food Combinations
There is no evidence that combining certain foods or eating foods at specific times of day will help with weight loss or increase fat burning.
With any new diet, always ask yourself: "Can I eat this way for the rest of my life?" If the answer is no, the plan is not for you.
No Need to Exercise
Regular physical activity is essential for good cardiovascular health and healthy weight management. Healthy weight loss is a balance of exercise and good nutrition.
Bottom line: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Stop by the Nutrition Booth in the Athletic Center on the first and third Wednesdays from 11:30am-1:30 p.m. to learn more.