BlueCross and BlueShield of Georgia Announces Winners of the Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge
Radio Disney Hosting 22 Live Dance Parties at Winning Schools
ATLANTA – March 28, 2014 – BlueCross and BlueShield of Georgia, Inc. and BlueCross BlueShield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. (collectively “BCBSGa”), the state’s largest health solutions company, today announced the winners of the Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge. Get Active, Get Fit is an effort between BCBSGa and Radio Disney, designed to motivate kids and families to achieve fitness together by engaging in fun activities. Nearly 54,000 students in Georgia signed up to participate in this year’s Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge. To successfully complete the challenge, students had to be active for a minimum of 40 of the 55 days during the event, which ran from Sept. 20 through Nov. 23, 2013.
Eighty-four schools in Georgia competed in the challenge and submitted their results. The 22 schools with the highest percentage of participation in the program won a live dance party at their school hosted by Radio Disney. Schools were also entered into a random drawing for new gym equipment packages valued at $500. The dance parties are going on in area schools now.
The winning Georgia Schools are:
Social Circle Primary, Social Circle
Potter Street Elementary, Bainbridge
Kemp Primary, Hampton
Marlow Elementary, Guyton
Roy E Rollins Elementary, Augusta
Lewis Elementary, Kennesaw
Centralhatchee Elementary, Franklin
St. Mary Magnet, Columbus
Whitesburg Elementary, Whitesburg
Brookview Elementary, East Point
Clay Elementary, Mableton
Stonewall Tell Elementary, College Park
Kennesaw Charter Math and Science Academy, Kennesaw
Unity Grove Elementary, Locust Grove
Burgess-Peterson Academy, Atlanta
Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary, Athens
Samuel E Hubbard Elementary, Forsyth
Holly Springs Elementary, Douglasville
South Dodge Elementary, Eastman
Mildred E. Freeman Elementary, Warrenton
Alfretta A. Harper Elementary, Riverdale
Cheatham Hill Elementary, Marietta
“The Get Active Get Fit program is a unique way to challenge today’s young students to get more exercise,” said Morgan Kendrick, President and GM of BCBSGa. “This program combines fun and education into a foundation for life-long fitness participation by these students.”
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc.
BlueCross and BlueShield of Georgia, Inc. and BlueCross BlueShield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. (collectively “BCBSGa”), the state’s largest and longest-standing health solutions company, serves nearly 3 million members, offering a variety of healthcare plans, including medical, dental, life and specialty programs. BlueCross and BlueShield of Georgia, Inc. and BlueCross BlueShield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. are independent licensees of the BlueCross and BlueShield Association®. The BlueCross and BlueShield names and symbols are registered marks of the BlueCross and BlueShield Association. Additional information about BlueCross and BlueShield of Georgia is available at www.bcbsga.com.
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