On July 26, CHG joined local community leaders, organizations and businesses at the Christian Center of Park City ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome First Lady Michelle Obama in Park City, Utah. The focus of the event was support for the First Lady’s new initiative, Let’s Move, which combats childhood obesity and juvenile diabetes.
Following a healthy breakfast, community members gathered to inaugurate a food pantry truck that will serve more than 20,000 people in Summit and Salt Lake counties and a fresh produce program for those who live on the Goshute Indian Reservation, approximately 70 miles southwest of Wendover, Utah and West Wendover, Nevada.
In addition, four local Utah schools — Jeremy Ranch, McPolin, Parley’s Park and Trailside elementaries — were each awarded $500 toward their meal programs as part of the Let’s Move initiative.
Rob Harter, executive director of the Christian Center of Park City, expressed his gratitude to local businesses who have supported the center, including Zion’s Bank, Larry H. Miller Companies, CHG and Bill White Enterprises.
“The First Lady’s visit to Park City has created greater community support and a renewed awareness of all that the Christian Center of Park City offers,” he says. “[Local companies] have been very generous in their support of the center’s work, which will enable us to continue offering healthy food to those in need and correlate with the spirit of the Let’s Move initiative.”
Mike Weinholtz, who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, says he is excited about CHG’s involvement.
“CHG’s participation in the Let’s Move initiative is consistent with our company-wide health and wellness programs,” Mike says. “It is also a great opportunity to support the communities in which we live and promote healthier lifestyles for our children.”