Meet the Triple Play Fit Family Challenge Winners
Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul was launched in 2005 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services with support from The Coca-Cola Company.
It aims to encourage kids to eat a balanced diet, become more physically active and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships.
A healthy dose of competition helped the Porter family, members of the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County, Stevens Point, WI, win the second annual Triple Play Fit Family Challenge.
This year’s Challenge helped five families from across the country incorporate principles of the BGCA’s Triple Play program into their lives over a period of six weeks.
Mario Lopez, BGCA alum and host of the nationally syndicated daily show EXTRA, crowned the Porter family as the winners based on their ability to increase their physical activity, make healthier nutrition choices and spend more quality time together. It was announced Friday, Nov. 18.
“The commitment from these families is inspiring. By staying motivated and providing encouragement to one another, each of the families looked at the Triple Play Fit Family Challenge as a way to come together and work toward living a healthier lifestyle every day,” said Lopez.
The winners were announced at the Triple Play Fit Family Challenge finale event at Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles, California. The event celebrated the Challenge finalists and put them to one last test as each family completed a race of exercise, games and healthy eating.
The Porter’s emerged as the winners of the competition because they made the biggest changes to their lifestyle including increasing their physical activity and spending meaningful time as a family.
They were awarded a healthy family vacation to Colorado Springs to visit the U.S. Olympic Training Facility in 2012. The other four families also received prizes, including Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect system.
In the picture above: Mario Lopez and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Help the Porter Family Get Fit.