Joe Ostaszewski reminds us that fitness is as simple as getting outside, riding your bike, and having fun. He was a finalist on The Biggest Loser. He is riding a bicycle across the country to raise awareness for the 4-H Healthy Living Program. One of the areas where he’s making stops is the Texas Panhandle. He’ll be riding across it from August 31st to September 6th. Wear Your Soul, his nonprofit organization that he founded, has teamed up with the 4-H Council and the 4-H Healthy Living Program. They all want to promote healthy lifestyles for children and end childhood obesity.
He will make several stops along the way, talking to elementary schools, 4-H chapters, and church youth groups. This will culminate in a Run/Walk and 5K event in Amarillo on the 4th:
Ostaszewski will travel Sept. 3 to Amarillo, where he will first meet with area church youth groups at 7 p.m. at the Path Point Fellowship Church, 6215 Canyon Drive. It is open to all youth and youth groups, Clawson said.
On Sept. 4, he will join a meeting of the Panhandle counties judges and commissioners in the morning at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center before attending a Highland Park High School assembly in the afternoon.
He will conclude the day with a 4-H Fun Run/Walk, open to the general public, at 7 p.m. in Medi Park, Clawson said. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for youth 13 and under. The event includes a 5K run, with medals awarded in different age groups; a mile walk/run, with medals awarded overall; and a Kiddy K, with all participants getting a ribbon.
Registration deadline is Sept. 2 and can be made online at: http://d14-h.tamu.edu/about-2/registration-for-4-h-fun-run/.
–Texas Agrilife Extension Newsletter