Monday, December 17, 2012

Tri 4 Schools National Contest

We have some very exciting news regarding Tri 4 Schools – the organization that sponsors the Kid’s Triathlon first offered in Waunakee in May of 2012. Tri 4 Schools is a non-profit organization devoted to ending childhood obesity in Dane County through youth swimming, biking, and running events and by supporting health and fitness programs. Healthier kids, brighter futures!

Tri 4 Schools has been selected as one of ten semi-finalists in a national contest held by the Partnership for a Healthier America, called the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge. If Tri 4 Schools is selected as one of the top three projects, they will have the opportunity to present at the Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington D.C. in March 2013, hosted by honorary chairperson, Michelle Obama. We also receive the following tremendous benefits:
  • Consulting time with several industry experts.
  • A platform to share our ideas with 1,000 attendees dedicated to ending this crisis.
  • The winning video, voted on after we present at the summit, will receive $10,000 to help turn our ideas into a reality.
  • As a host community of Tri 4 Schools, we will have exposure to a much larger audience starting today and leading through the summit and beyond! We have already been interviewed by Fortune Magazine and expect to receive more national media attention.
We are asking for your help in spreading the word about this contest and for your vote! Voting opened on December 12, 2012 and ends on February 1, 2013 at 12:00 noon.

Vote online HERE (you must have or create a Facebook account to vote)

Read more information about the contest and summit HERE

Check out the Tri 4 Schools Youtube Video HERE