The Kansas Recreation And Park Association and Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Kansas awarded McPherson County’s Own Lindsborg for their annual Blu Chip Award. The awards were presented during a luncheon at the 2017 KRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show, in Manhattan.
The BluChip award was developed in 2010 to reward communities that encourage and support healthy lifestyles through policies or programs.
The BlueCHIP selection committee is comprised of reperesentatives from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the League of Kansas Municipalities, The KRPA and BCBSKS.
KRPA has been proud to encourage and recognize grassroots initiatives we know that we can be successful in creating sustainable programs, initiatives, policies and community-wide events that can address and alleviate local health concerns.
Lindsborg was nominated by Kate Elliott.
The City of Lindsborg intends to use its $2,500 award towards equipment for either an adult playground or splash pad.
Community members believe the addition of these amenities will greatly enhance their ability to deliver creative fitness opportunities and encourage an active lifestyle for the community.