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Fort Hill Participant Competing for National SilverSneakers Award – Vote for Her!

Community invited to cast daily votes to support only Illinois competitor

The Naperville Park District’s Fort Hill Fitness team recently nominated one of its SilverSneakers members, Pat Fuller, to receive the SilverSneakers annual Swanson Inspiration Award. SilverSneakers is a nationwide senior fitness membership program that provides free fitness memberships for qualified adults age 65 and up at member fitness facilities.

SilverSneakers explains the Swanson award as follows: “The 15th annual Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award honors a SilverSneakers member who has improved his or her own life through a healthy lifestyle that incorporates physical activity while inspiring and motivating others along the way. The SilverSneakers Swanson Award was established in memory of SilverSneakers founder Mary Swanson’s father, who served as the inspiration for the nationally acclaimed program.”

Pat was selected as one of 10 finalists nationwide.  The national winner is determined by online voting, which is available from today through June 17th at http://silversneakers.swansonaward.com/.  Naperville Park District is spreading the word that anyone can vote for Pat once each day. Please note that only one vote can be cast from a single IP address each day.

“Pat is known at Fort Hill Activity Center as someone who exemplifies a healthy lifestyle and also encourages everyone she meets by her friendly demeanor and enthusiasm for the many different activities that she enjoys at Fort Hill,” said Fitness Manager Kristina McGrath. “We were proud to nominate Pat and urge everyone to support her by voting.”


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Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at sfontechia@napervilleparks.org.

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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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