Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the State House Hall of Flags.

AUGUSTA – The Maine Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, Health and Wellness will present its fifth annual Contest for Communities awards at a celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the State House Hall of Flags.

People and programs will be recognized for the role they play in supporting a healthy Maine through physical fitness and sports programs.

This year’s area winners include:

Youth Award (tie): “Williams-Cone’s Fit for Life Program,” Williams-Cone Elementary School, Topsham; “Noon Time Walking Program,” Hichborn Middle School, Howland; and “Teamwalk 2003,” D.W. Merritt School, Addison.

Honorable mention

“Step To It”: Walking and Pedometer Program, Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, Lewiston.

“Raising Heart Healthy Kids – Celebrating Heart Month on Pleasant Mountain,” Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, Lewiston.

Auburn Wellness Program, Auburn.

“Multi-Dimensional Community Program,” Auburn-Lewiston YMCA, Auburn.

First Step Health and Fitness, Lisbon.

“Dining Services Wellness Challenge,” Bowdoin College, Brunswick.

“Heart Time,” University of Maine at Farmington Health and Fitness Center, Farmington.

“Smart Choices: A Weight Management Program,” University of Maine at Farmington Health and Fitness Center, Farmington.

“Learn to Swim Program,” University of Maine at Farmington Health and Fitness Center, Farmington.

“Children’s Programs,” University of Maine at Farmington Health and Fitness Center, Farmington.

“Adaptive Outdoor Recreation,” Maine Handicapped Skiing, Newry.

For more information, visit www.mainephysicalactivity.org.


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