By Rob Schuette, The Real McCoy Staff
Several hundred members of the Fort McCoy community stopped at
the Health and Wellness Fair May 14 to learn and practice a variety of
ways to lead a healthy, productive life.
Several hundred people gather in
the Rumpel Fitness Center gymnasium to visit the 44 booths at
the Health and Wellness Fair at Fort McCoy. (Photos
by Pam Budda)
The theme of the event, "Life is Good," was
personified in the 44 booths at the Rumpel Fitness Center. The day's
events also included a 5-K run/walk, a blood drive, and free-throw and
three-point shooting contests.
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program members sold
snacks and lunch items at the event.
The booths had information pertaining to a number of services
available on and off post, including health, wellness, nutrition,
recreation and relaxation, and others.
Thirty-five personnel donated blood. The 5K run and walk event
attracted 180 personnel.
Kim Frey, Rumpel Fitness Center assistant manager, said,
"The Wellness Fair was a great success. We appreciate (everyone
in the Fort McCoy community) participating in such a wonderful
A runner nears the finish line
during the Fort McCoy Health and Wellness Fair 5K competitive
Master Sgt. Trent Edberg of the 3rd, 340th Training Support
Battalion of the 181st Infantry Brigade, said it was the first time he
attended the Health and Wellness Fair at Fort McCoy.
out the wellness offerings and the run," Edberg said. "I'll
also stop over at the blood drive."
Staff Sgt. Hal McKinley of the 3rd, 335th Training Support
Battalion of the 181st Infantry Brigade said he was in the Rumpel
Fitness Center several days before the event and saw a sign
advertising the event.
"I decided to come and see what they had," McKinley
said. "I liked all the booths. There's probably something that
you can use at one time or another at all of them."
Sue Lamb of the Directorate of Information Management said it
had been a while since she attended a Health and Wellness Fair.
"The Wellness Fair was a great success. We appreciate
(everyone in the Fort McCoy community) participating in such a
Rumpel Fitness Center Assistant Manager
"It's all really good," Lamb said. "It's a lot
bigger than when I last came."
The winners of three-point shooting contest were: Men's:
1st) Gerald Liddell,; 2nd) Joe McLean Jr.; Women's: 1st)
Cynthia Skinner; 2nd) LaShaun Neil.
The winners of
the free-throw shooting contest were: Women's: 1st) Cynthia
Skinner; 2nd) Marsha Beefrey; Men's: 1st) Joe McLean Jr.; and
2nd) Scott Frey.
Fitness Frenzy winners were: Male: Mike Lakowske; 2nd)
Scott Trost; Female: 1st) Joela Flatten; and 2nd) Drucilla
The 5K run winners were: Women's Division 36 & Over,
1st) Misty Brown; 2nd) Christina Steiner; Women's Division 35 &
Under, 1st) Leslie Guttenberg; 2nd) Cory Gray; Men's Division
41 & Over, 1st) Scott Trost; 2nd) Jeffrey Hart; Men's
Division 31-40: 1st) Anthony Kelsey; 2nd) Joe Schotzko; and Men's
Division 30 & Under: 1st) Isaac Sargent; and 2nd) Christian
A guest at the Fort McCoy Health
and Wellness Fair checks out the Scenic Bluffs Community Health
The Wellness Fair was sponsored by Gundersen Lutheran, Blue
Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Tomah Memorial Hospital,
Sparta Dental Center, Family Vision Center of Tomah, Phillips
Pharmacy, Great Wolf Lodge, Sue Kolve's Salon & Day Spa,
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Franciscan Skemp, Identity Works, First
Command, Mix 96.1, Reinhart Food Service, Ripp Distributing, and
Culver's. No federal endorsement is implied.
For more information about other MWR events/activities, go to
the MWR Web site at http://www.mccoymwr.com
or call the MWR Events Line at (877) 864-4969.