Kinesiology Student Association 2013 Pedometer Challenge Raises over $1K for United Way!

Fri. Nov. 22, 2013

The Kinesiology Students’ Association (KSA), led by Andrew Clark, raised $1324.18 during a three day pedometer challenge. From November 19 to 22, 2013 ten teams raised money to support the University of Winnipeg community in partnership with the UNITED WAY. Not only did the event raise money for our community but also promoted the importance of physical activity and exercise.

Ten teams made up of 5 or 6 people walked and jogged and ran to rack up the most steps throughout the three days; and strove to generate the most donations and sponsorships. Prizes were allotted to the highest step count (as a team, and as an individual), and most money raised (as a team, and as an individual).

Congratulations to our lively stepping winners:

  1. Samantha Stark - Most money raised as an individual: $125
  2. Trevor Hemery - Individual with most steps: 44,274 steps in total!
  3. Kinesiology Student Association - the most money raised as a team ($215)
  4. Garbonzo’s - the team with most steps: 221,204 step total!

On behalf of the Kinesiology Student Association and United Way, we would like to thank everyone who participated and pledged in the event.  We’d also like to thank and to acknowledge:  

The Selkirk Mental Hospital with four pedometer teams, collecting just over $400 for the community.

Thank you to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority for donating the pedometers of the event. Thank you also to Garbonzo’s, an important partner on our campus, which sponsored and participated in the event and donated prizes.