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UTC Chancellor’s Challenge

UTC’s Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Departments will take on the Siskin Rebounders for a game of basketball in wheelchairs on Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. in Maclellan Gymnasium.  There will be raffles, fun and family entertainment at this free event, and bonus points for those participating in the Chancellor’s Challenge.

A monster mash carnival is scheduled for half-time of the Siskin Rebounders vs. UTC/OT Mobilizers basketball game. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes—there will be games and prizes for children and adults.

More than 600 faculty, staff and students are participating in the first UTC Chancellor's Challenge, a team event designed by the Department of Health and Human Performance to encourage the development of health lifestyles. Cash awards and special prizes will be awarded on the basis of sustained participation in the program.

 “UTC employees and students are being encouraged to set personal goals for achieving moderate levels of exercise, to monitor progress toward these goals, and to develop healthier lifestyles that include daily physical activity,” said Dr. Greg Heath, head of the Department of Health and Human Performance.

Teams earn points for all physical activity and bonus points for participating in special events and activities hosted by the Chancellor's Challenge and other organizations promoting healthy living such as the American Heart Association, Komen Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association.

All participants in the Challenge meeting minimum point requirements are eligible for multiple incentives and awards, inclusive of a $500 cash award from Chancellor Brown and a 32 inch television from the Department of Health and Human Performance for one lucky faculty or staff member and one lucky student. Participants taking part in any of the Bonus Activities listed on the Chancellor’s Challenge web page increase their chances of winning one of these wonderful celebration awards.

Visit the website for more information.

October 12, 2006

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