Cox wins $3,000 for Colonial Heights Public Schools

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(L-R) Delegate Kirk Cox and Lindsay Berry, of Anthem, present Athletic Director Bob Rose and Superintendent Joe Cox with a $3,000 check.

Colonial Heights – On April 25th Delegate Kirk Cox made a special check presentation to Colonial Heights Public Schools representatives before the 6PM baseball game at Shepherd stadium.

During the 2016 General Assembly Session, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield held the first ever “Health Generations Fitbit Challenge” for members of the Legislature. The Challenge was meant to promote awareness around the causes of childhood obesity and to advance diabetes prevention. Each participant had their walking progress tracked from Jan. 18 through March 9 – 52 days of the 60-day session.

Delegate Cox walked a whopping 461 miles during the challenge, finishing 3rd in the competition and earning $3,000 for the school of his choice. Last night Anthem and Delegate Cox presented Colonial Heights High School with a $3,000 check to encourage participation in spring sports.

“The Anthem Healthy Generations Challenge was, to put it in the plainest possible terms, a lot of fun. I’m very proud of my House colleagues and our collective victory” said Delegate Cox.

Cox beat several formidable candidates, including First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Speaker of the House Bill Howell, Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw, and Senior Senator from Reston Janet Howell.

Lieutenant Governor Northam came in first place with 711 miles, and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Delegate Chris Jones came in second with 479 miles.

“It’s proven that a little healthy competition can really push you to go the extra mile – or ten. I hope Colonial Heights enjoys using the money to provide and promote opportunities for physical activity. A big thanks to Lindsay Berry and Anthem for hosting the challenge” said Delegate Cox.