Founded in 1955, Anderson Trucking Service (ATS) is a family owned transportation business. We are located in over 40 terminals, trailer yards, and business offices throughout the world. Our expertise is in heavy haul, dry van/pad wrap, flatbeds, specialized, logistics, and international transport. Under the founding family leadership, Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. (ATS) has grown to be one of the largest privately owned transportation companies in North America.
As a family and a business, ATS is concerned about the health and wellness of our employees, their families, and the communities in which they live. Over the past few years, ATS has promoted several employee and community wellness programs. For example, ATS employees enjoy a half-mile walking path around our corporate facility; a wellness page on our Intranet as a source of information on healthy eating and exercising; various “fun” wellness challenges such as the most recent “Walk Like You Mean It” challenge; company-sponsored softball team, and discounts at health and fitness gyms.
As a sponsor of the Bernick’s Family Field Day, ATS feels this is a great opportunity to improve the health and wellness of the families in our community. By encouraging families to exercise and have fun together, Family Field Day is a unique event that allows families to try new things. The event will allow adults and children to try such events as the softball toss, shot put, discus, hurdles, sprints, high jumps, and a balance walk. Other activities taking place include a pole vault demo; shot put and discus clinics; and a field goal contest. Area student athletes will be available for pointers.
With an Olympic flair, this event will be an exciting day at the track. Hope to see you there!
By: Karla Tschida – ATS Human Resources Manager
This is a guest post by Chad Johnson – the St. Cloud Area YMCA’s Health and Wellness Director, personal trainer and a Lifestyle Coach for the I CAN Prevent Diabetes program.
Do you have Olympic fever?
I know that I am not alone in eagerly waiting for the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics! Will Michael Phelps bring home the gold again? Will Usain Bolt shock the world with record breaking speed? As I watch these amazing athletes perform, I wonder what it is like to be on the other side of the television. What is it like to run the hurdles, or throw the discus?
If you have wondered this, and have never gotten the chance to participate in a track & field meet…or, if you used to be in track and want to re-live your glory days…you have that opportunity on August 11th at the Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. Family Field Day! This event is the 3rd event of the Bernick’s Family Fitness Series presented by the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA in conjunction with the St. Cloud Times and 104.7 KCLD.
This event is taking place at Apollo High School with the Opening Ceremonies starting at 9:00am! There will be 4 blocks of time that Track and Field events will start to give everyone an opportunity to try each and every event. There will be a family fun division as well as a competitive division if you want a challenge! Events will include the 100 meter sprint, shot put, high jump, running relays, softball toss, the 1 mile run and many more! Don’t worry, we will even have a “crawl off” division for the young ones! Try as many events as you can fit in, because the more you participate in – the greater your chances are for winning one of many great prizes!
All events will be age appropriate, and while you wait for your turn we will have other fun activities such as inflatable’s, field goal kicking contests and sidewalk chalk throughout the event to keep your whole family entertained! The whole day will wrap up about noon, which will give you plenty of time to go out and enjoy your day!
This is an event you do not want to miss! So get out, live your Olympics dreams, and support our community by registering for this event here! We want this community to understand that track & field is an activity that all ages can enjoy!
To guarantee an event shirt – you must register by July 22nd!
Also… remember that the more events of the Bernick’s Family Fitness Series that you participate in the greater your chances are for winning one of our GRAND Prizes at the Health Partners Wishbone Walk/Run!
Click here to learn more about the Bernick’s Family Fitness Series!
Keep a look out for upcoming series events!
• Health Partners Wishbone Walk/Run, Thanksgiving Day, 2012
Hope to see all of you out there supporting our community’s health!
Thank you and good luck!
Health and Wellness Director
St. Cloud Area Family YMCA