Sunday, February 26, 2017

February Prize Winners Drawn for Governor’s Weight Loss Challenge

Press release submitted by Tyler Price, Baker University Assistant Athletic Director

Five participants to receive bicycles from February drawing

TOPEKA, KS –  Five participants in the 2017 Governor’s Weight Loss Challenge were chosen in a random drawing today to receive an FX Trek bicycle. Brendon Boone, Kate Gleeson, Bob Jurgens, Jackie McElwain and Julia Soap are the winners of the first monthly drawing.
This month, Governor Sam Brownback announced the 2017 Weight Loss Challenge as a way to encourage healthy eating and physical fitness. More than 3,000 state employees have accepted the challenge and registered for the contest. The five participants who lose the greatest percentage of weight during the course of the competition will receive cash prizes in the following amounts:


  • First place: $5,000
  • Second place: $4,000
  • Third place: $3,000
  • Fourth place: $2,000
  • Fifth place: $1,000
    Participants are also eligible to receive monthly prizes, which are chosen based on random drawings. February’s drawing was open to the first 500 participants to enter their starting weight online. Subsequent monthly drawings will include all participants. Every week that participants weigh in, they will increase their chances of winning the prize drawing at the end of that month.
    Official contest rules and the tracking system are at www.weightloss.ks.gov. Weight is entered into the system privately by individual participants and only the percentage of weight lost is shown on the leader-board.
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