ESPN's new original series RISE UP will be telling the story of four communities coming together to renovate their local high school’s athletic facilities. The inspirational, four-episode series will showcase renovation projects from start to finish and will also focus on giving students advice, training, and tools that they can use to become better athletes. POWERADE® is a sponsor of RISE UP, providing hydration products for the series. As a final conclusion to this series you will be able to see Walter H. Dyett High School in Chicago, IL and how profound a renovation can be to a community.
Taking part in this great segment of giving was Exergame Fitness in their partnership with Makoto USA. In weeks leading up to this event Exergame Fitness consulted with ESPN on what could be an innovative and exciting product to bring to the Walter H. Dyett High School. Exergame Fitness, the leader in the exergaming market knew that they should look no further than the Makoto.
The Makoto Arena II is the premier Exergaming system on the market today. Why? It is the only interactive game that is three-dimensional in which the player is totally immersed in lights and sounds. This multiplanar, multidirectional interactive fitness game delivers documented brain and body fitness while providing the participant unbridled fun and excitement!
“We knew when ESPN came to us on this inspiring project that we needed to provide them with some of the best in the business. We have worked with Makoto for years and knew it would be a perfect addition to this transformation the school was undertaking,” says Ed Kasanders, President of Exergame Fitness.
Inspired by ESPN RISE's mission to engage and elevate high school athletes through recognition, resources, information, and inspiration, the series chronicles the renovation of a different school each week. Each episode follows as community members come together to refurbish the one thing that ties them all together – the local high school athletic program. RISE UP spends time with the students and coaches in each community, uncovering the challenges facing high school athletes today, and working with professional athletes, coaches, and trainers to help motivate and inspire them to reach even greater goals.
RISE UP Chicago later tonight, October 4. The episode will be televised at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.