That’s a wrap on “County Wide Fitness Challenge 2020”
COVID-19 swept through the Country and left a trail of cancelled events and disappointed people in its wake. We stood up and said, “I don’t think so, Corona”!
We will give you the healthy respect that you deserve (for you are a beast), but you will not derail our mission to be a Healthier Community.
We will acknowledge your presence and give you a wide berth. With our collective creativity, we will move forward with our plans, thank you very much.
And we did.
When sponsors were backing away from events, left and right. Our sponsors stepped up to the plate and asked, “what do you need”?
How can we support this event? And support, they did give.
And you. You, the event participants, you came out en-mass and raised the registration numbers, which is much higher than in previous years.
Our Communities Fitness providers stepped up and worked hard to bring the exercise programs online so that you could participate in the safety of your own home. And when the regulations relaxed enough, there came the opportunity to come together in a socially distanced way. And the programs were delivered in the park so that you could enjoy the fresh air and sunshine together.
The sidewalk chalk messages of hope and inspiration did their job in lifting everyone’s spirits. And they were enjoyed by everyone, in all of the towns and villages.
You shared your bounty of healthy meals and encouraged others to make healthier eating choices.
You took the time to focus on your Mental/Emotional Health, and you cared for and about your neighbors and friends.
The past seven weeks have brought out the best in all of us. As individuals, as teams, as a group. And, most importantly, as a community.
I think we can all be proud of these accomplishments.
We want to send a heartfelt thank you to our Sponsors.
Vulcan County Health & Wellness Foundation, and its Board of Trustees
Chinook Financial, Vulcan Branch Management and Staff
Youth and Elder Sponsor;
Life Med Pharmacy in Vulcan, Corey and Wendy Ramer
This Year’s Prize Sponsor;
The Town of Vulcan Rec Dept. Channing Schneider and Bonnie Ellis
Mike Inaba of Impact Impressions, for the T-Shirt Design
Mitch Winnicki, “COVD-19” Logo Design
Amanda Caldwell, of the CRPCN for Draw Prizes
Vicki & Glen Hutton, Sidewalk Chalk to Communities
Online Content Providers;
Ana Brown, Kona Fitness
Jessy Vooys, Rural Routes Fitness
Christi Tims, Dance Fit with Christi
Vulcan Yoga and Wellness, Karen, Jen, Starla, Jenna, Shawna, Shona
Thank you to the Town of Vulcan Recreation Summer Students, Spencer Schneider and Hailey Logan for the windup video.
Thank you to our windup guest speaker Evan Wardley
Special thank you to the Committee Members that worked so hard to make this year the best!
Special thanks to; Angie Seaman, Clarice Gilbert, Channing Schneider
Continue supporting each other, and see you in 2021!