‘High Five’ Walking Challenge Donation

Blackfoot Bandits Special Olympics and the City of Blackfoot announce donation

Published online: Jun 09, 2020 Articles, East Idaho Health
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BLACKFOOT -- Last year, the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc., sponsored a program encouraging mayors across the state to walk an average of 10,000 steps per day in October 2019. Mayor Carroll was one of the 68 mayors across the state of Idaho who successfully completed the challenge, winning an award of $1000 to help encourage children with our community to be active through programs or projects. After careful consideration, Mayor Carroll has decided that the award will be granted to the Blackfoot Bandits Special Olympics, a non-profit organization focused on providing training and athletic competition to those with intellectual disabilities. 

Carey Walton, the Local Program Coordinator for Special Olympics and the parent of a Special Olympian, will accept the check on behalf of the Blackfoot Bandits at a small presentation ceremony to be held at the Jensen’s Grove large shelter in Blackfoot, on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM. 

More information about the Blue Cross Foundation is available at: BCI Foundation for Health and High Five Idaho. More information on the Special Olympics may be found on their web site, and anyone interested in participating, donating or volunteering for Special Olympics, may contact Carey at 208-680-0106.

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