Galveston County racks up 2.5M points in IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge

Post Date:03/15/2019 10:16 AM

Galveston County communities kicked off 2019 with the IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge and earned more than 2.5 million points while adopting healthy habits.

The Community Challenge – which allowed individuals, schools and community leaders to earn points for their communities through healthy activities – ended March 3. Final challenge results were announced March 11. Statewide, Texas City finished second place in the mid-size category with nearly 1.75 million points.

“Texas City stepped up its game this year,” said Galveston County Health District (GCHD) CEO Kathy Barroso. “We applaud their hard work and continued support of the Community Challenge.”

Texas City wasn’t the only Galveston County community to place in the top 10 statewide.  Galveston finished 10th in the mid-size category while Santa Fe placed ninth in the small category. Community Challenge participants earned points through tracking physical activity and weight loss, posting “Healthy Selfies” and more during the eight-week challenge.

“Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s challenge. So many of us have resolutions at the start of a New Year to get healthy and the Community Challenge is a great way to do that with family and friends,” Barroso said.

Local statewide results are:

Large city:  League City, 164,750 points, 12th

Mid-size city: Texas City, 1,748,700 points, 2nd; Galveston, 156,500 points, 10th

Small city: Santa Fe, 252,250 points, 9th; Dickinson, 173,300 points, 14th; La Marque, 7,300 points, 73rd

Extra small city: Kemah, 1,000 points, 57th

“I want to extend a special thank you to the League City, Texas City, Galveston, Dickinson and Santa Fe mayors and councils for getting behind the Community Challenge by signing mayor and council pledges,” Barroso said.

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