MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) — Monson Savings Bank has won the Monson Fitness Challenge by beating out a team of Monson City employees.
According to a press release sent to 22News by Hartling Consulting, from June 1 to June 21, Monson Savings Bank’s team of fifty-six employees walked an average of 4.5 miles per day compared to City of Monson employees. who walked about three miles a day.
In total, over the 21 days of competition, Monson Savings Bank employees rode 5,230 miles, an average of 96 miles per person. The Town of Monson team rode 1,158 miles, an average of sixty-one miles per person.
In honor of their win, Health New England is donating $500 to Educare of Springfield, the bank’s chosen charity.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the team at Monson Savings Bank and salute our friends in the town of Monson. The Monson Step-Up Fitness Challenge helped us stay motivated as we burned calories and cleared our heads. just taking walks,” said Dan Moriarty, president and CEO of Monson Savings Bank.
“The challenge was to encourage our employees to take care of themselves. We also wanted to beat the Monson Savings Bank team, but reaping the benefits of healthier living has its own rewards,” said Monson City Administrator Jennifer Wolowicz.
Health New England held the competition to promote healthy living and employee well-being.