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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Chamber Health Care Committee Team Up for "Shelby
County Fit"
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Shelby County office and the Shelby County Chamber
of Commerce Health Care committee will kick-off an individual and team worksite 
wellness challenge for the county.
"Shelby County Fit" is an eight-week challenge with the goal to walk at least 900
miles either as a team or an individual. The challenge will begin on September 10
with a 5K Fun Run or Walk and continues through November 4.
Teams may have up to eight members which need to walk 16 miles per week which averages
out to 2.5 miles per day to achieve the 900 mile goal. All miles will be tracked
 by electronic devices or with a cell phone app.
The event is open to the public and each team captain will receive a free "Keep 
Calm and Walk On, Walk Across Shelby County" t-shirt.  Additional t-shirts can be
purchased for $12 each.
To register your team or as an individual walker stop by the Extension office, 200
San Augustine Street (active courthouse annex building, directly across from The
 Pizzeria), Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to pick-up your enrollment packet.
Deadline to register is Friday, August 26th.  So, form a team of 8, choose your 
team captain, register your team, order your shirt and walk on, Shelby County!
Entry fee is a minimum of five cans or other non-perishable food per person to be
given to the Shelby County Outreach Ministries food pantry. The event is open to
 the public, both adult and youth. Eight-member team captains will be given a free
"Keep Calm and Walk On, Walk Across Shelby County" t-shirt. Additional t-shirts 
can be purchased by team members for $12 each.
Participants will be able to check how their team is doing compared to other teams
on the Walk Across Texas website. To be eligible for prizes, participants must submit
verification of physical activity or miles walked on a weekly basis through use 
of a tracking device or smart phone activity app.
For more information please contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain or Daphne Lovell at 936-598-7744
or email at


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