Power Rangers Promote Safety and Help Keep Children Healthy and Active

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The Power Rangers recently created the emPOWER Program, a program designed to encourage families to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. NewsWatch spoke with the Power Rangers about this program. NewsWatch is a nationwide consumer oriented show that regularly features top news stories and Satellite Media Tour interviews with experts and celebrities throughout the United States.

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The Power Rangers are encouraging families to live a more active and healthier lifestyle. The Power Rangers spoke with NewsWatch about their emPOWER program and how it was developed in conjunction with the hit television series Power Rangers Samurai to inspire kids and families to put the Power Rangers values of teamwork, confidence, health and physical activity into action. The initiative shows kids and parents how to make healthy choices through programs at schools, online, and at live events in local communities.

As part of Saban Brands and Power Rangers’ commitment to promote the health and well being of millions of young Power Rangers fans nationwide, additional initiatives tied to the Power Rangers emPOWER program are also scheduled for this fall, including Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play, a partnership with Every Body Walk!, where the Rangers will participate in Walk To School Day, and the newest cycle of the Power Rangers emPOWER Sweepstakes.

Power Rangers emPOWER was developed in conjunction with the hit television series Power Rangers Samurai to inspire kids and families to put the Power Rangers values of teamwork, confidence, health and physical activity into action. The initiative shows kids and parents how to make healthy choices through programs at schools, online, and at live events in local communities.

The half-hour series Power Rangers Samurai features a new cast of Rangers and never-before-seen villains, as well as high-octane action, martial arts and advanced special effects. The hit kids’ TV phenomenon is now in its 19th season, airing Saturdays on Nickelodeon. Two of the new Power Rangers, Alex Heartman and Brittany Anne Pirtle, explain why the long running series continues to inspire kids around the country, and the globe.

Following its introduction in 1993, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in the United States. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, the series was seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and was a mainstay in the most prominent international children’s programming blocks.

Alex Heartman, known on the show as the Red Samurai Ranger, is a natural athlete whose skills range from rock climbing and surfing to skateboarding, sword play and football, actor Alex Heartman has also appeared in films All Is Fair and Neverland. Brittany Anne Pirtle, the Yellow Samurai Ranger on the show, has been a competitive cheerleader for 14 years. Brittany has also participated in various world and national championship competitions along with appearing in films including Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Bring It On 5: Fight To The Finish.

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