Thanks to community action and a $10,000 grand prize, kids in Pilot Butte will soon be playing at a new spray park. Residents and supporters logged an impressive 485,316 minutes of physical activity during the Saskatchewan Blue Cross Go Out & Play Challenge to win the grand prize.
“Congratulations to everyone who walked, skated, played and worked out to help their community win,” says Marnie Sinclair, Manager, Saskatchewan in motion. “It’s inspiring to see communities working together to get kids moving more outside.”
The runner up was Shields, with 444,210 minutes. Their $5,000 prize will go toward a multi-sport court. This year’s challenge attracted a record 45 communities. They rallied residents, friends and families to move more than 4.4 million minutes March 1-10 in support of projects that get kids out to play.
In addition to the winners, nine communities logged more than 100,000 minutes during the challenge. They include: Aberdeen, Davidson, East College Park Community Association (Saskatoon), Eston, Macklin, Ogema, St. Walburg, Warman and Wynyard.
“There’s nothing like Saskatchewan community spirit and pride,” said Lindsay Arnott, Community Relations Coordinator for Saskatchewan Blue Cross. “We’re inspired by the record number of community champions who supported active outdoor play by registering for the challenge, and by the record number of minutes logged in support of this worthy cause.”
For full challenge results and project descriptions visit challenge.saskatchewaninmotion.ca.