Batavia, NY- The Health and Physical Education department at Genesee Community College once again congratulates Wolcott Street School in Le Roy for winning the 2016 Play to Get Fit Challenge. Le Roy has captured the title three years in a row. This is the fifth year GCC has conducted the program.
The Genesee Play to Get Fit Program was created for third, fourth and fifth graders in the GLOW (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties) region to effectively illustrate how many minutes young people spend engaged in physical activity outside of school. Children keep track through a specially designed “Play to Get Fit” calendar log. Walking, biking, running, skating, swimming, playing a sport, playing tag, playing on a swing set and other active, creative games are all eligible for active “credit.” However, video fitness games utilizing Wii or Xbox Kinect are not eligible.
Wolcott Street School in Le Roy came out on top with a total of 177,679 minutes of physical activity outside of school. Becky Dziekan, GCC’s director of Health and Physical Education presented Michael Humphrey, Physical Education teacher with a plaque recognizing the school’s achievement. Each student participant also received a certificate.
Dziekan recognized Tommy Condidorio (LeRoy), Jake Pangrazio (York) and Daniel DeBadts (Warsaw), who were the top three students in the GLOW region and recorded the highest amounts of physical activity. In addition, the top three students at each participating school districts were also recognized for their efforts. The other winning students at the participating schools include:
- LeRoy – 1st Tommy Condidorio; 2nd Xavien Walker; 3rd Adam Woodworth
- Arcade – 1st Taylor Rosier; 2nd Kennedy Whiting; 3rd Jared Day
- Batavia – 1st Damien Marucci, 2nd Dane Dombrowski; 3rd Maggio & Bronx Buchholz
- Warsaw – 1st Daniel DeBadts; 2nd Sophie Montesano; 3rd JJ Holmes
- York – 1st Jake Pangrazio; 2nd Kyan Tiede; 3rd Christian Ralston
- Pavilion – 1st Christopher Doody; 2nd Karley Waller; 3rd Case Cummins
- Perry – 1st Jayden Pritchard; 2nd Natalie Jaques; 3rd Nina Privitera
- Byron-Bergen – 1st Brody Baubie; 2nd Anna McLaughlin; 3rd Victoria Rogoyski
- Elba – 1st Ayden Esten; 2nd Noah Calarco-Smith; 3rd Tristan Snell
“Play to Get Fit continues to encourage kids to have fun and be active,” Dziekan said. “The number of kids that participated and the number of active minutes that were recorded show that we once again accomplished our mission. Congratulations to Le Roy and all of the participants.”
The Health and Physical Education program at Genesee Community College offers several areas of study. Transfer degree programs or associate of science (A.S.) degrees include: Physical Education Studies and Sport Management Studies. Career degree programs applied associate of science degrees (A.A.S.) include Fitness and Recreation Management, including the Golf Management Concentration through which passionate golfers can turn the sport into a career.
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