The Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge held its ninth Finale at the Eagle Performing Arts Center on May 6, 2016 celebrating the conclusion of the four-month series that began on January 9th with over 500 enrolled. Partners Health and Wellness Coordinator Annemarie Holly thanked the participating organizations, including All Generations Fitness, the Fall River YMCA, Fitness Fusion, FitWorks Online, General Fitness. Greater Fall River Re-creation, and TKO Fitness.. The series was sponsored by Partners, Re-Creation, Saint Anne's Hospital, and Southcoast Health. School participants were honored by Partners School Wellness Coordinator Marcia Picard for involving over 6,000 children in special fitness activities this year. The top winning teams were "Sunday Funday" in third place, "BCC Bombers" in second place, and "Mission Slimpossible" in first place. Danika Guadalupe and Lance Tehan took the top women's and men's places and a $500 check each. Altogether, 1,035 pounds. were lost collectively by the participants. Click here to see the video of the event. Click here for photos of last year's finale. For more information, contact Challenge Coordinator Annemarie Holly at 508-679-0922.

(Top row) Ray and Tabitha Gendreau of FitWorks Online are greeted by Greg Medeiros of Fitness Fusion as Grace Gerling, Emily Bird, Annemarie Holly and Marcia Picard pose for a photo and people help themselves to food catered by the new Cav Restaurant. (Row two) Greg poses with his Fusion team members as Tabitha greets Angie Bras and her husband, Bruno. (Row three) Terri Greenwood looks over the auction gifts as the Fall River School physical education teachers gather. (Row four) Challenge Organizer Annemarie Holly and School Wellness Coordinator Marcia Picard lead off the announcement of the Challenge winners. (Row five) Michaela Goncalves of Case High School in Swansea accepts a second place prize for upper level schools, Dan Fitzgerald, center, of Kuss Middle School and Tim Powers, center, of the Silvia Elementary School accept their awards. (Row six) Silvia School Principal Jean Facchiano tells the audience about a contest that the school is engaged in to win physical education equipment before the "Sunday Funday" team and the "Mission Slimpossible" teams receive their awards for third and first place respectively. (Row seven) Bill Daponte's daughter, Lauren, stands on stage while Greater Fall River Re-Creation Executive Director Grace Gerling describes her father's original vision for the Challenge before awarding Silvia School P.E. Teacher Terry Mahjoory the first Bill Daponte Excellence Award. (Row eight) Third place individual award winners John Malloy and Liz Mota accept their awards. (Row nine) Second place individual winners Linda Ferreira and Gerald Lemay accept their awards. (Row ten) First place female winner, Danika Guadalupe, accepts her award while first place male winner, Lance Tehan, was not present, and teams take group photos. (Bottom row) Winning teams "Sunday Funday", "BCC Bombers", and "Mission Slimpossible" pose on stage while second place winner Linda Ferreira, third place winner John Malloy, second place winner Gerald Lemay, first place winner Danika Guadalup and third place winner Liz Mota pose below.

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