Parks & Recreation Wins Healthy Georgia Award

September 4th, 2017 by Pam Davis

City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation received the Healthy Georgia All-Star Award for Communities in a ceremony at the College Football Hall of Fame on October 3. The awards recognize extraordinary results in promoting and fostering health and wellness among Georgia’s youth and are presented by the Office of Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Georgia S.H.A.P.E. and Georgia Department of Public Health; Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Commissioner J. Patrick O’Neal.

The nine awards are given to non-profit organizations, communities, and school districts in each of three categories: Innovation for groundbreakers with creative ideas “outside the box;” All-Star for public realm organizations working at forefront of Georgia’s health and wellness movement; and Legacy celebrating people whose robust efforts have helped to shape the landscape of health, nutrition and safety.

Kennesaw Parks & Recreation won the All-Star Award for communities with programs like Swift-Kids youth running initiative, countless health- focused camps/programs, the Kids’ Que healthy cooking and eating program, and free workouts in the park designed to get entire families working towards a healthy lifestyle.

“It was a tremendous honor to recognize the great people, teams and organizations in our state who so effectively advocate healthy lifestyles among our future generations.” said Lt. Governor Cagle. “Congratulations to the Healthy Georgia Awards winners and to all those that applied. We applaud your exceptional work.”