Fit for Life

Vote the Fit Kids of the Week and enter YOUR child for the next contest

John Strickler - The Mercury Owen J. Roberts elementary school students warm up with some exercises before the Wildcat Run.

John Strickler – The Mercury
Owen J. Roberts elementary school students warm up with some exercises before the Wildcat Run.

By Michilea Patterson, The Mercury

Vote now for the Fit Kids of the Week from entries showing how they are staying active this WINTER on Facebook.

Fit Kid winners get their photo published in The Mercury newspaper, a Schuylkill Valley Sports gift card and a T-shirt.

Parents can start submitting BUDDY ACTIVITY photos for the next contest and winners will be announced on Feb. 13. Submit a photo of your child being physically active with a partner such as a family member, teammate, friend or pet to mercfitkids@gmail.com with their first name, age and town. This can include walking the dog, playing outside with a neighbor, group sports and more. The photo just has to display how a child is being fit with another person or a pet.

NOTE

Each winning photo only gets one prize so please no matter how many children are in the photo, only enter one child in the contest per photo. Each of your children can still enter the contest just not for the same photo. Send in a separate photo for each child entering the contest.

For the current contest, photos were submitted of kids being fit during the winter in all sorts of ways including sledding, snowboarding and building snowmen. (To visit the photo gallery with all the submitted photos go HERE)

Facebook users can easily vote for the Fit Kids of the Week. Users just have to like the Fit for Life Facebook and then LIKE their favorite photo in the Fit Kids albums. Click the LIKE button or the thumbs up, if on mobile, on your favorite photo.

There were submitted photos for all three age categories this contest. Users can vote for the 1 to 6 years age category, 7 to 12 years age category and the 13 to 18 years age category.

The contest is a bi-weekly event and up to three kids can be announced as a winner each time. The age divisions are usually 2 to 6 years, 7 to 12 years and 13 to 18 years.

The deadline to submit BUDDY ACTIVITY photos for the next contest is noon Feb. 11. Please only submit one photo per child each contest.

Every other week there is a different activity for the contest such as playing sports, swimming and jumping rope. Each contest’s activity will be announced on the Fit for Life Facebook and on Twitter@MercFit4Life.

The Fit Kids for Life contest is sponsored by Schuylkill Valley Sports, The Mercury and the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation.

For more information about the Fit Kids for Life contest, email mpatterson@pottsmerc.com. Also visit the rules and guidelines page.

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