Wonkey Donkeys – a team of fitness warriors from Horizon Science Academy, were named winners of Health Action Council’s Step-It-Up Challenge, that took place March 14 thru March 28, 2021.
There were 71 teams and 828 participants who participated in this challenge. The average daily steps during the challenge was 10,698 steps. There were seven mini- challenges throughout the two-week challenge that allowed individuals to compete and win prizes.
Wonky Donkey, from Horizon Science Academy, was crowned champion again averaging 24,165 steps each day, totaling 362,482 steps during the challenge. This is the third consecutive time the Horizon Science Academy has topped the Challenge. The team will win a healthy lunch and choose to make their donation to either a school garden program or a Ronald McDonald House.
The individual winner was Christina Onyski from Minnechaug Regional High School- Hampden Wilbraham Regional School District, a school district in Massachusetts. She averaged 24,710 steps every day, totaling 370,657 steps over the two-week challenge and won two Fitbit Charge 4 Fitbit devices.
“These challenges are invigorating and a great example of the importance of fitness, exercise and good health,” said Patty Starr, President and CEO of Health Action Council. “Everyone who participates has fun and scores a win for bettering their health and well-being.”
For questions any questions about the Step It Up Challenge, please contact David Phillips via email or call 216-236-0364. Members and non-members are welcome. Don’t have Fitbit? No worries, there are other ways to track steps per day.
About the Step It Up Challenge sponsored by Fitbit
A turnkey step program that brings employers all the benefits of an official step program without all the management hassles.
About Health Action Council
Health Action Council is a not-for-profit 501©(6) organization representing mid and large-size employers that enhances human and economic health through thought leadership, innovative services and collaboration. It provides value to its members by facilitating projects that improve the quality and moderate the cost of healthcare purchased by its members for their employees, dependents, and retirees.
Health Action Council also collaborates with key stakeholders - health plans, physicians, hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry - to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare in the community.