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Join the MI Big Green Gym Blues Community Challenge -- Get Fit and Help Our Community Win $5,000 Along the Way!

The second annual "MI Big Green By Blues Community Challenge" has kicked off, and all Grand Traverse community members, athletic teams, their familes, and their friends are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible and to get out and enjoy our many parks, green spaces, trails, and bodies of water.  

Team Grand Traverse is competing against four other Michigan communities:  
Team Mt. Pleasant, Team SELCRA (Southeast Livingston County Recreation Authority), Team Grand Rapids, and Team Emmett County.  The contest runs from Saturday, August 2, through Saturday, September 27.

Last year, our 254-member team tied as winner of the competition with Team Marquette for a $9,000 wellnesss grant. Let's bring in a win this year, too!  Top prize is a $5,000 wellness grant.  All that is required is signing up to log your daily physical activity during the challenge.  Example of physical activities include swimming, walking, bicycling, hiking, dancing, and more.


Sign up today at 
www.walkingworks.com.
  1. Under “Plan”, enter “Michigan Blue Cross and Blue Shield"
  2. Under “Group”, enter “2014 MI Big Green Gym – Blues Community Challenge” (to auto-fill the “Program” field).
  3. Under “Team”, select “Team Grand Traverse.”
  4. For the next eight weeks, consistently (every few days) log your activity on the website, so that our team wins!
  5. For assistance or answers to questions, please call (231)-922-4818.

Scholarships Available for Fall Swim Lessons!
Four full American Red Cross scholarships have been made available for the Fall Session of Learn-to-Swim classes at Easling Pool!  Classes begin September 13 and 14.  To apply for a scholarship for you or your child, please write an e-mail to kerickson@grandtraverse.org.  Include your name/your child’s name, age, telephone number, and a written explanation about how winning a scholarship would affect/change your life or your child’s life.  Winners will be notified on Tuesday, September 2.

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PARKS

CIVIC CENTER

POOL

TRAILS

Beitner Park

Civic Center Master Plan

Public Pool Hours

VASA Trailhead

Keystone Soccer Complex

Civic Center Meeting Room Reservation Calendar

Pool Daily Fees & Memberships

Natural Education Reserve

Medalie Park

Howe Arena

Water Exercise Programs

 

Power Island

Skate Park

Swim Lesson Information

TART Trails

Twin Lakes Park

Pavilion

Masters Swimming Information

 

Maple Bay Park

Civic Center Memorial Tree Program

Employment Opportunties

 

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