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Thank you to the USTA for giving the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports the “10 and Under Organizer of the Year” award! Ken Yamada, council member, accepted the award on behalf of the council at the USTA Wyoming District annual meeting this month. Lynn Fox, council member, and the Cheyenne Health and Fitness Day Event coordinator, and Ken are pictured here at the council’s November 2015 meeting.

On October 21st, 2015, Powell Middle School 7th and 8th grade students competed in an Aquathon for the Governor’s Council Health and Fitness Day Event at the Powell Aquatic Center and Homesteader Park. Every student, 280 total, participated. They could solo it, have a team of two, or of three. It was a great success. Around the Powell/Cody area there are many color runs, triathlons, and such.  This event drew attention to the fact that everyone can compete in these types of events and have fun. Each student received a Governor’s Council back pack. Thank you Dale Ann Meeker and Timothy Fagnant for bringing this opportunity to Powell middle school kids!

Ranae Pape, council member,
Andrew Zook, recipient, Nov 2015

Congratulations to our latest Excellence in Health Award winner, Andrew Zook from Pinedale.  Andrew is a strength and conditioning coach for athletes of all ages at his facility, Wyoming Athlete Development (WAD). He is also instrumental in coordinating strong man and power lifting competitions that bring athletes from all over the Midwest to compete.

Beyond his fitness operations, Andrew embodies the pay-it-forward spirit by volunteering in schools and his community, inspiring anyone and everyone to see the benefits of what being healthy means.

Congratulations Andrew, on behalf of the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, for being a true leader in the area of physical activity and wellness. We appreciate all you have done, and will do in the future, to encourage Wyoming residents to stay active and be well.

If you know of someone who is deserving of the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Excellence in Health Award, click here for more information.


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