Tri 4 Schools a finalist in national challenge - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Tri 4 Schools a finalist in national challenge

Courtesy: Tri 4 Schools Courtesy: Tri 4 Schools

VERONA (WKOW) -- A local non-profit aimed at battling child obesity is in the running to win a national contest.

Tri 4 Schools was created by Katie Hensel to teach kids to swim, bike and run. It also supports school health and fitness programs.

Tri 4 Schools is one of ten semi-finalists in the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthier America, which is chaired by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her Let's Move initiative. The organization is looking for votes on Facebook by February 1st to make it to the final round of three.

The three finalists will be flown to Washington D.C. to present their ideas in front of the First Lady and others at the Building a Healthier Future Summit. The winner then earns $10,000 to help grow their idea.

To like Tri 4 Schools on Facebook, head to this link or search "Tri 4 Schools" when you log into Facebook.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at