Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Awards Prize for Being Active
Spring Get Active, Get Fit! Prize Awarded at Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) awarded their Spring Get Active, Get Fit! prize at the annual Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt on April 15. The prize went to Anastaisya Walker, a 5th grader at Victory Christian Academy. Aisya selected an activity tracker as her prize so she was presented with a Garmin Vivofit 3.
Aisya lives in La Porte and enjoys spending time outdoors bike riding in her neighborhood with her parents, Bob and Mauhrai Walker, and siblings. Her family also likes camping and hiking.
Get Active, Get Fit! was created by HFL in conjunction with pediatricians and the city and county park departments to encourage children and families to get active. Activity logs are completed and turned in, and once a quarter, one child’s activity log is drawn at random as the winner. That boy or girl has a choice of what prize they would like to receive: a bike, fitness tracker or sports package.
To be entered in the drawing, a child needs to be active for at least 30 minutes on 14 consecutive or non-consecutive days. The child or their parent will complete and turn in a 14-day activity log that details the activity that the child participated in each day. Children can complete and enter more than one activity log to have their name entered in the drawing multiple times. The activities logged do not have to be from spending time at a local park, but one log will count for two entries if more than four activities were completed at a park.
There are multiple ways to enter an activity log into a drawing, including a brand new mobile phone app! The goal of the app is to make it easier for parents and families to keep track by allowing you to fill the log in as you finish activities. Once you have filled in 14 activities, the app will automatically submit your log. Learn more about the different ways to participate in the program at hflaporte.org/get-active.
HFL recently started a School Challenge within La Porte Community School Corporation elementary schools, which began April 19th and will end on May 19th. This program encourages students to participate in Get Active, Get Fit! and the school with the highest participation will win a fitness-related prize of their choice. If you have a student at one of these schools, go to hflaporte.org/school-challenge to learn how to help their school win (and maybe even win a prize for your child too!).
The next prize will be awarded on July 7 at the Downtown La Porte Family Movie Night. Entries submitted before July 3 will be included, and any entries after that date will go into the next drawing! Other 2017 drawings will take place August 26 at the Tour de La Porte and December 9 at the Holiday at the Pops Concert.