Countywide ‘Let’s Get Physical’ winners chosen

The Sheboygan County Activity and Nutrition Coalition (SCAN) met on June 30 to distribute the traveling trophies to the winning organizations for the Sheboygan County's Let's Get Physical - National Employee Health & Fitness Day annual event held on Wednesday, May 19.

Each of the businesses organized physical activity events for their employees on the day of the event, ranging from holding on-site group exercise classes or team activities, such as bean bag toss, frisbee golf, yoga, Zumba, kickball, etc.; conducting scavenger hunts or poker walks; promoting walking routes and healthy food options for lunch.

A total of 27 area businesses in Sheboygan County participated in this year's event with more than 5,000 employees joining in on the fun.

Each employee was asked to exercise at least 20 minutes to count toward the organizational challenge.

Next year’s event will take place on the third Wednesday in May. All businesses are welcome to participate.

The businesses that participated this year are as follows:

Small Size Employers

(under 50 employees)

1. Burkart-Heisdorf Insurance

2. Feldmann Engineering & Manufacturing

3. Nourish

4. Well Nation

5. Wind Mill Slatwall Products

Medium Size Employers

(50-250 employees)

1. Golden Living Center

2. Howards Grove School District

3. Plymouth Foam

4. Prairie States Enterprises

5. RCS Empowers, Inc.

6. Sheboygan County Head Start

7. Sheboygan County YMCA

8. Sheboygan Falls School District

9. Wigwam Mills

Large Size Employers

(251 – 499 employees)

1. Curt G. Joa Inc.

2. Great Lakes Cheese

3. Lakeshore Technical College

4. Plymouth School District

5. St. Nicholas Hospital

6. Sartori Company

Jumbo Size Employers

(500 – 999 employees)

1. American Orthodontics

2. City of Sheboygan

3. Sheboygan County

Mega Size Employers

(1,000 plus employees)

1. Kohler Co.

2. Sargento Foods Inc.

3. Sheboygan Area School District

4. Vollrath Co.

The 2016 Winners for Sheboygan County's Let's Get Physical - National Employee Health & Fitness Day Challenge winners, included 1. Paul Aparicio (Curt G. Joa Inc.), 2. Michelle Roenitz (Sheboygan County), 3. Marcia Schreiber (Sheboygan

County), 4. Debbie Morgan (Sartori Co.), 5. Carrie Spiro (Plymouth Foam), 6. Sarah Seifert (Sheboygan Area School District), 7. Christine Oleksy (Sheboygan County YMCA), 8. Laurie Petrie (The Vollrath Company), 9. Margo Trotter (Well Nation), 10. Ryan Laswell (Nourish).

In addition, Curt G. Joa Inc. has won the competition for the medium size companies (251- 499 employees) for 10 years in a row.

Sheboygan County for jumbo size companies (500-999 employees) and Sheboygan Area School District for mega size companies (1,000 plus employees) have each won it for the last seven years in a row.

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