Joint Base Family Wins Boys & Girls Clubs Fit Family Challenge
A military family from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst from Burlington County takes the top prize in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Triple Play Fit Family Challenge. The Blair family competed recently in Miami, Florida against four families from around the country who were finalist in a six week healthy-living challenge.
Mom Heather Blair said they all had to navigate an obstacle course, a talent show and quiz, all focused on healthy eating, physical activity, and spending quality family time. She believes their skit, complete with costumes, music, and narration, won the judges over.
"The skit was a mad scientist (her husband) who was trying to put together the perfect fit family," said Blair.
This was the second time around for the Blair family as Fit Family finalist. So, this year Blair said it was all about helping other families.
"I personally want to teach my children how to be kind and to give and so as we had new families coming in and we have that slight edge. We would kind of help them a little bit. We were the first family to go, so as we were taking off our knee pads, we're going over there and we're putting the knee pads on the other people and we're saying 'just stay low, just crawl really hard', so we wanted them to know that we're all in this together," explained Blair.
Blair said their goal at the base now is to share and to get other families involved in hopes of coaching another winning Fit Family.
They won an all-expense paid vacation to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as gift baskets filled with prizes.