Fit Family Challenge Prizes and Winners

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2014 Fit Family Challenge Prizes 

Thank you to all families who participated in the 2014 Fit Family Challenge. Congrats to our prize winners! View full list below.

Find out how points are calculated and prizes are awarded in the Fit Family Challenge FAQs »

Weekly Prize Winners
Prize: $200 gift card to Academy Sports & Outdoors

Week 1:  Jenn Youakim of Charlotte
“My kids come over to the computer throughout the day to check out the leaderboard to see where we are.  They love to see how many points we need to catch the other families and then run outside to the back yard to start up a game of basketball or soccer or break out the bicycles and pedal through the neighborhood to earn more points!  It’s great to see how this is motivating them and helping them work together as a team!”

Week 2:  Jami Hurt of Charlotte

Week 3:  Abbey McCracken of Charlotte

Week 4:  David Ladish of Charlotte

Week 5:  Brandy Brown of Monroe

Week 6:  Tiffany Pandolfi of Monroe
“This has brought our family closer and we are doing more things that will keep us fit. We would like to say thank you Charlotte Parent for this Challenge!”

Week 7:  Shelley Frye of Charlotte

Week 8:  Lisa Cassano

Super Fit Hero Winners
Super Fit Heroes are entered into an exclusive prize drawing for the weeks specified below.

Super Fit Hero Winner #1 (April 15-May 5)
Barbara Stewart of Charlotte
Four Grandstand Tickets to the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and four VIP Passes to the Coca-Cola Viewing area at the pre-race festival uptown.

Super Fit Hero #2 (May 6-26 )
Jessica McMasters of Charlotte

Prize: Annual family zoo pass, four annual passes to the U.S. National Whitewater Center, annual family pass to Carowinds

Jessica says, “So far this Fit Family Challenge I personally lost 11 lbs. Our boys have chosen fruit and frozen greek yogurt popsicles over junk. Our Micah has always been reluctant to eat broccoli, zucchini, and some other greens. He has tried and now loves broccoli, zucchini, carrots, and is willing to try new things before saying no. My children are young, but Fit Family Challenge pushes us each year to push harder to be more physically active and helps us stay on track to eating better foods and cutting out junk.”

Healthy Family Photo Contest Winner

Michelle Mills of Charlotte
Prize: Family membership to the YMCA

Mom Michelle says, “Our new puppy helps us exercise. We take her on lots of walks where before the kids wouldn’t walk around the block.”

Surprise Daily Giveaway Winners
Fitness Kit – Angie Madigan of Charlotte
Burn Boot Camp DVD – Rebecca Baucom of Charlotte

Grand Prize Winner
Melissa Hendrix of Charlotte

Prize: A family vacation to enjoy two amazing theme parks at Universal Orlando® Resort.

Melissa and her family of four logged 13,350 minutes of activity, which included walking, recess, cycling, basketball and cardio. Congrats, Hendrix fam… Have a blast on your vacation!

Thank you to all the families who participated in the 2014 Fit Family Challenge. You are all winners! We hope that your family developed many healthy habits throughout the Challenge that you can carry with you all year long. Find inspiration and tips for how your family can maintain your healthy lifestyle at Stay active, and join us again next year for the 2015 Fit Family Challenge!

Do you live in South Carolina? The South Carolina Fit Family Challenge is still going strong through July 10. Register your family at

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