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McCoy Family Connection program 
to kick off Sept. 1

Members of the Fort McCoy work force can participate in a new Family Connections fitness program designed to encourage families to spend time together and help them learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Photo: umpel Fitness Center patrons use one of the weight rooms at the facility. The activity can be used to participate in Family Connections. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
Rumpel Fitness Center patrons use one of the weight rooms at the facility. The activity can be used to participate in Family Connections. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

The program will begin Sept. 1, and will be coordinated out of the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, according to Jobi Spolum, Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Marketing.

Participants will be required to participate in 12 recreational/fitness events, one educational event, and one installation/community event during a month to be eligible for prizes.

Events will have family or individual categories and can be done on or off post.

Authorized personnel can do the events at the Fort McCoy Fitness Center or other MWR activities.

Registration for the program is under way.

Families and individuals can get their Family Connections Card at the Fitness Center front counter during business hours. A sample list of qualifying activities also is available.

Some of the qualifying physical events include Fitness Center classes/activities or activities such as walking or running, work around the home, outdoor activities, team/individual sports, etc.

Educational events include health and nutrition, reading/research, cultural, classes, art, music, etc.

Installation/community events include Day for Kids, Tree Lighting, post cleanup, volunteering, etc.

Individuals and families who meet the requirements will be eligible for prize drawings.

For individuals, a monthly prize drawing will be a meal at Primo’s, a movie rental and a car wash. The quarterly prize drawing will be for a $20 McCoy’s gift certificate from October-December.

For families, the monthly prize drawing will be for a movie rental and large pizza. The quarterly prize drawing will be for four tubing passes, four slices of pizza and four soft drinks at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area (October-December).

For more information about the program, call (608) 388-2290.

 

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