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2024 The Challenge-RGV Commitment Packet   White Background - The Challenge-RGV Logo 2024.png

Greetings,

The Challenge-RGV 2024 marks our 15th season, and we are excited to bring yet another year of healthy successes to the Rio Grande Valley! This free community wellness program is a collaboration between the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in Brownsville, the City of Brownsville, other regional municipalities, community partners, and sponsors.

We are excited to announce that this year we will be including the City of Edinburg! This collaboration will bring an additional kick-off event as well as additional gym locations available to participants in the Upper Rio Grande Valley.

The Challenge-RGV provides people with the tools and opportunities to make sustainable healthy lifestyle changes and lose weight when appropriate. Over the course of three months, participants have free access to gyms, exercise classes, health screenings, cooking classes, and fun runs/walks. This year we want to emphasize the importance of social support in overcoming obstacles and bringing mental health awareness with a theme of "interconnectedness". We highly encourage participants to recruit their family, friends, and colleagues to register as a group. Activities are free to the public, draw hundreds of families, and include significant media coverage through TV, radio, print, and social media. This event is your opportunity to be an agent of healthy lifestyle change in your community.

We'd like to invite your organization to consider become a Wellness Partner for The Challenge-RGV 2024 taking place from January 20th to April 27th. You will be supporting a program that has already helped participants lose over 22,000 pounds!

Important Dates:

    • Kick-off event:
      • Brownsville: Saturday, January 20th – Linear Park, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
      • Edinburg: Saturday, January 27th – Edinburg City Hall Courtyard, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • On-site weigh-ins:
      • San Benito: Tuesday, January 23 | San Benito Community Building | 5 p.m. - 7:30 pm
      • Los Fresnos: Wednesday, January 24 | Los Fresnos Community Center | 5 p.m. - 7:30 pm
      • Primera: Thursday, January 25 | Primera Community Center | 5 p.m. - 7:30 pm
      • Brownsville: Friday, January 26 | Brownsville Public Library - Main & Southmost Branch | 5 p.m. - 7:30 pm
      • Port Isabel: Monday, January 29 | Port Isabel Community Center | 5 p.m. - 7:30 pm
      • Weslaco: Tuesday, January 30 | Hidalgo County Pct.1 Conference Room | 10 am - 12:30 pm
      • Harlingen: Tuesday, January 30 | Harlingen Cultural Art Center Studio A, | 5 p.m. - 7:30 pm
      • Combes: Thursday, February 1| Combes Community Center | 5 p.m. - 7:30 pm
    • Finale event:
      • Brownsville: Saturday, April 20th – Linear Park, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
      • Edinburg: Saturday, April 27th – Edinburg City Hall Courtyard, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Please see the corresponding attachment of Wellness Packet below for your review. If you are interested in becoming a Wellness Partner for The Challenge-RGV 2024, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at TheChallengeRGV@uth.tmc.edu or call 956-755-0600. We will follow up as soon as possible. Thankyou in advance for taking the time to consider this opportunity.

    We look forward to a healthy, successful 2024 with your support.

    Sincerely,

    The Challenge-RGV Planning Committee
    UTHealth School of Public Health-Brownsville,
    The City of Brownsville & The City of Edinburg

    Download printable packet


    REQUIREMENTS

    • Provide free access to the class of your choice for registered The Challenge-RGV 2024
      participants.
    • Provide a minimum of one class per week free for registered The Challenge-RGV 2024
      participants.
    • Distribute The Challenge-RGV 2024 stickers to class attendees.

    BENEFITS

    • Free exposure for your organization to new markets.
    • Significant media coverage through print, graphic, social media, and other outlets with
      a reach of over 240,000 people.
    • The Challenge-RGV 2024 Facebook and Instagram segments feature your organization with a reach in the thousands.
    • Opportunity for exercise or nutrition demos recorded or live at events.
    • Your organization's classes featured on our Key Dates Calendar.
    • Opportunity for participation in all The Challenge-RGV 2024 events.
    • Opportunity to be an agent of healthy lifestyle change in your community!


    Other ways you can contribute:

    • Monetary Donation
    • Donate raffle items like bicycles, goodie bags, lunch boxes, gym memberships, etc.
    • Donate gift cards from healthy establishments like Academy Sports + Outdoors,
      Dick's Sporting Goods, Foot Locker, H-E-B, Walmart, etc.

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