Empire BlueCross Announces Winners of the Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge


Fifteen Upstate New York Schools Win a Live Dance Party

Hosted by Radio Disney AM 1460


January 23, 2012 
Media Contacts: 
Sally Kweskin,
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(720) 373-4836
January 23, 2012 – New York, NY – Empire BlueCross is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Get Active, Get Fit! School Challenge. The 15 upstate New York schools with the highest percentage of participation in the program have won a live dance party at their school hosted by Radio Disney AM 1460.  Five schools were also awarded new gym equipment packages valued at $500 for being the first to sign up and complete the Challenge.  
“The Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge, which we are very pleased to sponsor, was designed to motivate kids and families to achieve fitness together by engaging in fun activities,” said Ethel Graber, VP and GM, Empire BlueCross. “In 2011, the second year of this partnership, the Challenge was completed by more than 13,000 children at upstate New York elementary schools.”  
The winners of the live dance parties at their schools are:  

1. Anna S. Kuhl Elementary, Port Jervis

2. Brown School, Schenectady

3. Hadley-Luzerne Central School, Lake Luzerne

4. Harrison Avenue Elementary, South Glens Falls

5. Holy Family School, Malone

6. Mother Teresa Academy, Clifton Park

7. New Scotland Elementary, Albany

8. Okte Elementary, Clifton Park

9. Pine Hills Elementary, Albany

10. Radez Elementary, Richmondville

11. Roessleville Elementary, Albany

12. Ryder Elementary, Cobleskill

13. Sheafe Road Elementary, Wappingers Fall

14. St. Bernard’s, Saranac Lake

15. Thomas O’Brien Academy Albany

The schools that won new gym equipment packages valued at $500 are: 
Anna S. Kuhl Elementary, Port Jervis
Harrison Avenue Elementary, South Glens Falls
North Warren Central School, Chestertown
Okte Elementary, Clifton Park
St. Bernard’s, Saranac Lake
Nearly 500,000 students nationwide signed up to participate in this year’s Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Ohio, Upstate New York, Virginia and Wisconsin. 
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