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Chancellor’s Challenge

With team names of Grants Gals, HECO Hotties, Health Nuts, and The Business Babes, UTC faculty, staff and students are responding in a big way to the first Chancellor’s Challenge.  More than 600 people have signed on to participate.

“About half of the teams are faculty and staff, and the other half are comprised of student teams,” said Dr. Greg Heath, head of the Department of Health and Human Performance.

Teams are encouraged to participate in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s first Light the Night fundraising event on September 21 at Coolidge Park.  For more information, visit   

Teams will also participate in the Komen Chattanooga Race for the Cure on September 24.  Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the McKenzie Arena.  The race includes a 5k Competitive Race, Run, & Walk at 2 p.m. and a 1-Mile Fun Run & Walk at 2:30 p.m.  Learn more online at

The first Chancellor's Challenge is a team event designed by the Department of Health and Human Performance to encourage UTC students, faculty and staff to develop health lifestyles. A cash award and special prize will be awarded to one student and one faculty or staff member for participation.

Teams will 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.

For details and player information, please visit the website.

If you have questions pertaining to the Chancellor's Challenge, please contact the Department of Health and Human Performance at (423) 425-4064 or via email.

September 15, 2006

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