Governor's Fitness Awards Winners Announced

The Governor's Fitness Awards celebrated individuals, communities and companies that inspire Michiganders to eat healthy and move more. Held virtually on Michigan Fitness Foundation's YouTube Channel, stories were shared and winners announced.
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Night Capitol - Pattrick Yockey Photography
LANSING, Mich. - Aug. 25, 2020 - PRLog -- For the first time, the Governor's Fitness Awards (GFA) were held as a virtual event. "With the pandemic, we couldn't hold our gala and looked for a new way to present the awards to our fellow Michiganders," shared Amy Ghannam, President and CEO of Michigan Fitness Foundation. "By expanding the interviews filmed over the winter originally intended for the live event, we were able to recognize and share their extraordinary stories and shift to a virtual presentation to our YouTube channel."

The winners are:
Vern Seefeldt Lifetime Achievement - Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Southfield
Charles T. Kuntzleman Accepting the Challenge - Lottie Ferguson, Mount Morris
Active Community - City of Mackinac Island
Director's Champion of Health - Regina Hardy, Detroit
Extraordinary Organization - Project Healthy Schools, Ann Arbor
Heath Star - Matt Laura, Jackson
Healthy Workplace Large - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit
Healthy Workplace Medium - Bell's Brewery, Galesburg/Kalamazoo
Healthy Workplace Small - Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Marquette
Outstanding Event - Meijer State Games of Michigan, Grand Rapids
Perennial - Fred Price, Northville

Presented by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation, the Governor's Fitness Awards recognize Michigan communities, organizations, and individuals who inspire people to eat healthy and move more where they live, work and play. For more information about the awards or how to nominate a person, community or organization, visit

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