Public invited to participate in Walk a Mile with Champions event


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News release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Public invited to participate in Walk a Mile with Champions event

(March 11, 2015) – The Operation Fight for a Fitter Fort (OPF4) program invites the public to participate in the Walk a Mile with Champions event on Saturday, March 21.

The walk will begin at 10 a.m. at the Athletic Center Fieldhouse on the IPFW campus. The free event is designed for individuals and families to take part in a fun exercise opportunity to promote fitness and wellness.

Attendees will be able to walk with and meet representatives from IPFW, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, and University of Saint Francis.

Children will enjoy getting to meet and interact with Don the Mastodon, Johnny TinCap, the Mad Ant, and Johnny Cougar. In addition, everyone is encouraged to bring their medals and trophies of accomplishments to celebrate Fort Wayne as a City of champions.

“We’re a City of champions and this unique event is a great reminder of the positive momentum and investments we’re seeing in our community,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “We’re working each day to enhance our quality of life and make the City of Fort Wayne the best place to live, work, and play.”

OPF4 is a community wellness initiative to encourage individuals to implement lifestyle changes that include fitness, nutrition, wellness, and activities. OPF4’s mission is for residents to lose a collective 500,000 pounds by the end of 2016. To date, more than 1,000 individuals have signed up to participate. To learn more about OPF4, visit


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