The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will hold a Community Prayer Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the National Day of Prayer, Thurs., May 6. The luncheon will be held at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and will offer prayers for the nation, state, community, and the youth.
The featured speaker will be Steve Gomez, Lubbock Christian University Women’s Basketball Head Coach. Coach just led the LCU Lady Chaps in an undefeated season and brought home the title of DII National Champions for the third time in five seasons.
“Coach is an inspiration for young minds on and off of the court and we are excited to hear from him, right on the heels of his outstanding season,” said Dave Marcinkowski, Chamber Chair. “In Coach Gomez’s philosophy of coaching he states that his style is a direct reflection of those most important to him, his faith, family, and passion for competition.”
An LCU graduate, Gomez was a standout perimeter player for Coach John Copeland in the late 1980s, and to this day, he still holds the school record for career free throw percentage at .855. He graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mathematics and consistently used his degree to teach in the classroom while pursuing coaching on the sidelines. Gomez’s career began at Lubbock Monterey High School where he served as an assistant coach in the men’s basketball program from 1988 to 1995. In 1996, Gomez accepted the men’s basketball head coaching position at Lubbock-Cooper High School, where he remained until returning to Lubbock Christian University to take over the reins of the Lady Chaps in 2003. During his seven seasons at Lubbock-Cooper, the basketball program broke new ground making the playoffs four times, managing the school’s first state ranking, and capturing the Pirates only district championship in Gomez’s final season. He has been married to his wife Shawna for 30 years, and the couple have two sons: Hayden and Landon.
Additional prayers will be led by U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington; Mayor Dan Pope; AJ McCleod, YWCA; and Paulene Salamon, Kona Ice – South Lubbock.
Reservations are $55 and can be made on LubbockChamber.com, Chamber members receive a discounted price of $40. For additional questions or sponsorship opportunities contact Amy Marquez at Amy.Marquez@lubbockbiz.org or call the Chamber office at (806) 761-7000.
H-E-B launching nutrition program
H-E-B is launching its newest Nutrition and Health Services location in the Lubbock store this month during National Nutrition Month, a time when nationwide focus is put on the importance of making informed food choices and developing good eating and physical activity habits. H-E-B has made a significant investment over the past six years to create a program that is individualized to its customers — knowing when it comes to health and nutrition one size does not fit all.
H-E-B Lubbock is now the eighth dedicated H-E-B store in Texas to offer full-time onsite and telehealth nutrition and health services for its customers.
“As Texas’ leading food retailer, we believe in improving the health of Texans by using food as medicine,” said Stacy Bates, RDN, LD, CDE, H-E-B Nutrition Services. “For every Texan who strives to be healthy and live a healthier lifestyle, H-E-B Nutrition Services offers affordable and convenient nutritional guidance from start to finish. We’ve paired our team of Registered Dietitians and culinary experts with our Healthy Living products and freshest groceries to bring Texans the ultimate in Nutrition Services.”
The services include nutrition counseling, meal planning and nutrition education as well as metabolic testing, body composition testing and deficiency panels. Most services are covered by insurance and H-E-B offers affordable cash payment options.
While the Nutrition Services program aims to help any Texan striving to be healthy and live a healthier lifestyle, Bates says she sees lot of opportunities to serve multiple unmet needs of the Lubbock and surrounding communities.
“Our nutritionists are experienced in working with parents trying to make healthier choices for themselves and their family. Whether it’s healthy snack ideas or how to create healthy dinners while juggling hectic afterschool schedules, our services provide ideas and timesaving options,” Bates said. “We also work with lots of individuals who are wellness enthusiasts and are looking to match their fitness routines with wholesome foods and nutrition. In addition, since our staff includes Registered Dietitians (RD), Licensed Dietitians (LD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN), we are also able to guide and help customers manage very specific conditions and diet needs such as high blood pressure, diabetes, weight loss, child nutrition education and food allergies.”
Appointments for these services can be made in person or online by calling 855-481-1149 or logging onto www.heb.com/nutrition.