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The Young family of Greer will soon vacation at Universal Orlando Resort, thanks to their participation in the Coca-Cola Fit Family Challenge.

Kimberly and Kelly Young and their two daughters, Adison and Kerryn, were selected as the grand prize winning family in the Upstate’s Fit Family Challenge, co-sponsored by Coca-Cola, Upstate Parent magazine and CVS.

“We're very excited,” Kimberly said during the presentation of their award July 28. “We thought it was too good to be true.”

She said this was the first year her family participated in the challenge, which she heard about from a friend. She said her family was very active, logging their activity online each day.

“I loved that they gave us free passes to 9Round and Gravitopia, and it was fun to keep track of what we were doing each day,” she said.

It will be the first time Kimberly and the couple’s 5- and 7-year-old daughters will visit Universal Studios. The family won a Universal Orlando Resort Vacation Package valued at $3,000 that includes air transportation, three nights’ hotel accommodations and four three-day tickets with park-to-park access.

Eleven families were selected grand prize winners throughout all of the regions participating in the Fit Family Challenge, according to a press release from Coca-Cola. The Fit Family Challenge encouraged families throughout five Southeast states to engage in a healthy, active lifestyle together, and have an opportunity to win prizes.

“Coca-Cola is committed to promoting balance and wellness throughout our community,” said Alison Patient, senior director of public affairs for Coca-Cola Consolidated. “The Fit Family Challenge is a fun way for families to spend time together while creating healthy habits. We are very excited to have expanded the program this year to five Southeastern states. Congratulations to the winning families.”

More than 22,000 people participated in the program, which promoted healthy, active lifestyles. Participating families logged 8.3 million minutes of activity during the eight-week program. More than 354,000 heathy habits such as hydration levels, food choices, exercise and stress management were recorded. Eleven grand prize trips to Orlando were awarded to the families earning the most minutes of activity.

Contest registration and wellness support via blogs, expert advice, information on free exercise classes and an ability to earn and track points for participation were provided at www.MyFitFamilyChallenge.com.

“The best thing about the Fit Family Challenge is that it brings families together for a common goal — healthy living. It teaches us all that getting fit can be fun,” said Eve White, Fit Family Challenge founder and director of strategic partnerships at Morris Media Network. “We are excited to be a part of this positive program in communities across the Southeast. We want to congratulate all the participants — and especially the grand prize winners.”

States involved in the Coca-Cola Fit Family Challenge were Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Weekly prizes, including gift cards, were also awarded to participants during the challenge.

Upstate Parent's weekly winners were:

  • Week 1 – Rhiannon Wells of Greenville 
  • Week 2 – Britni S. Wright-Wade of Campobello 
  • Week 3 – Lindsay Bredderman of Simpsonville 
  • Week 4 – Angie Clark of Greenville
  • Week 5 – Marie Howard of Lyman
  • Week 6 – Kimberly Jeter of Union
  • Week 7 – Lucinda Stukes of Columbia
  • Week 8 – Tiffany Hart of Greenville
  • Gold Star – Karen Holzwarth of Simpsonville
  • Grand Prize – Kimberly Young of Greer

Local parenting magazine partners

The Fit Family Challenge parenting magazine partners included Carolina Parent, Charlotte Parent and Piedmont Parent of Morris Media Network, WNC Parent and Wilmington Parent in North Carolina; Upstate Parent, Palmetto Parent and Lowcountry Parent in South Carolina; Lexington Family and Today's Family in Kentucky; and Knoxville Parent and Nashville Parent in Tennessee. For more information about the parenting magazine partners in each state, visit http://www.myfitfamilychallenge.com/article.php?Parenting-Magazines-Partners-164.

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