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Fit Kids contest winners to attend Sunday's game

Posted Dec 29, 2011

Fourth-graders won tickets through essay and poster contest

Among the fans cheering on the world champions at Lambeau Field New Year’s Day will be 35 fourth-graders from the Green Bay Packers Fit Kids wellness program.
 
Winners of the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Fit Kids Ticket Giveaway Contest, the students qualified for the chance to go to the game by submitting an essay or poster that described what they do to stay healthy.
 
Each winning student was awarded two tickets – one for them and one for a parent or guardian to accompany them to the game. In addition to the game ticket, the winners also received two passes to the Green Bay Packers’ MVP Party in the Tundra Tailgate Zone prior to the game, and a seat cushion that converts into a stadium blanket.
 
“Fit Kids is a part of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s efforts to improve health throughout Wisconsin and ensure that our kids get off to a healthy start in life,” said Larry Schreiber, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin. “These students have demonstrated a commitment to healthy habits and we are thrilled to be able to recognize their efforts by sending them to the Packers game on New Year’s Day.”
 
Fit Kids is a free year-long fourth grade curriculum for public schools in Wisconsin designed to promote healthy living by focusing on the physical, nutritional and social aspects of good health. Teachers and school district officials can learn more about Fit Kids and can register their classrooms by visiting www.Packers.com/FitKids.
 
The winners and their home towns are: Nick Paulsen and Sophie Reed, Balsam Lake; Jacob Orthober, Adam Penno, Cristina Schafer and Maddie Wilke, Cedarburg; Noah Jacobs, Delafield; Aidan Schroeder, Eagle; McKenzie Frankenberg, Eagle River; Cole Keiser, Eau Claire; Benjamin Barillas, Autumn Bates, Max Devereaux, Lilly Diedrich, Winter Grace Guyette, Isabella Jones and Gabrielle McDowell, Fond du Lac; Austin Heim, Morgan Kennedy, Marty Kiernan, Cassidy VanBeckum and Jackson Willis, Green Bay; Briana Laska, Hartland; Alissa Heurkens, Luxemburg; Wauteshia Helm, Milwaukee; Nolan Anderson, Muskego; Alaina Berg and Hunter Phillips, Nashotah; Reanna Peterson and Will Skowronski, New Berlin; Kassandra Jochims-Corbeille, Oconomowoc; Katrina Salewski, Oconto; Rylee Dorow and Lucas Szopinski, Reedsburg; and Peyton Erikson, Rhinelander.
 
About Fit Kids
Fit Kids was developed in 2004 by several educators in the Green Bay Area Public School District, with support from the Green Bay Packers, CBS 5 WFRV-TV and the Karma Group. Several other districts adopted the program for the 2005-06 school year and in 2006-07 the program rolled out statewide. Currently in its eighth year, Fit Kids has been adopted by nearly 340 public school districts in the state, with thousands of students receiving the benefit of the successful curriculum.
 
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin ("BCBSWi") underwrites or administers the PPO and indemnity policies; Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation ("Compcare") underwrites or administers the HMO policies; and Compcare and BCBSWi collectively underwrite or administer the POS policies. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinIn, or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin.
 
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