LeRoy Wins Again in GCC’s Play to Get Fit Challenge

Batavia, NY- The Health and Physical Education department at Genesee Community College congratulates Wolcott Street School in Le Roy for winning the 2015 Play to Get Fit Challenge. Le Roy has captured the title two years in a row. This is the fourth 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 show how many minutes they 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 137,615 minutes of physical activity outside of school. GCC Director of Health and Physical Education Becky Dziekan presented Physical Education Teacher Michael Humphrey with a plaque recognizing the school’s achievement. Each student participant also received a certificate.

Dziekan recognized Tommy Condidorio, Tony Piazza and Corina Dunn, all from LeRoy, who were the top three students in the GLOW region, 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:

  • Batavia – 1st Dane Dombrowski, 2nd Bronx Buchholz; 3rd Zailen Griffin
  • Warsaw – 1st Paige Treutlein; 2nd Raegan Weber; 3rd Sierra Davis
  • York – 1st Kaylen Peffers; 2nd Saraya Peffers; 3rd Sydney Boyd
  • Pavilion – 1st Colton Dziekan; 2nd Christopher Doody; 3rd Erica Palmer
  • Perry – 1st Ashley Davenport; 2nd Holden Kelly; 3rd Dominic Hurlburt
  • Byron-Bergen – 1st Haylee Gartz; 2nd Autumn Mathisen; 3rd Kasey Pagels
  • Elba – 1st Madison Thompson; 2nd Hudson Luft; 3rd Isabella Mateos

“Play to Get Fit is all about the kids having fun and being active,” Professor Dziekan said. “Once again, I think we accomplished our mission and 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 (A.S.) include Physical Education Studies and Sport Management Studies. Career Degree Programs (A.A.S.) include Fitness and Recreation Management, including the Golf Management Concentration through which passionate golfers can turn the sport into a career. 

In addition, there are a number of classes available to help individuals enhance career skills, such as Turf and Pest Management (PED 281). Offered in Spring 2016, this class provides New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) pesticide applicator certification for those who successfully complete the course. Read more about the class and register online at www.genesee.edu/courses/schedule.

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.

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Editor’s Note: A photo of Le Roy students is available here: http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/LeRoy_PlaytoGetFit_Winners.jpg

Caption: Le Roy students who participated in GCC’s Play to Get Fit program are pictured with their certificates. Physical Education Teacher Michael Humphrey (in back) holds the plaque Wolcott Street School earned for recording the most minutes of physical activity.