At 11 am on Tuesday, December 15, Mayor Marc Carroll and other representatives from Blackfoot City Hall gathered at the Blackfoot Community Pantry – 245 W. Sexton Street in Blackfoot – to present a $1000 donation that Mayor Carroll earned from the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc.
For the last several years, Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health has sponsored the “High Five” Mayor’s Walking Challenge in October – a chance for Idaho mayors to earn funds for their community by setting a great example of being physically active.
In years past, for each mayor that has averaged a total of 10,000 steps per day in October, the foundation has donated $1000 to a local program or project of the mayor’s choice that encourages children to be physically active.
This year the challenge was modified a bit because of COVID-19 concerns. Instead of requiring an average of 10,000 steps per day in October, the number was dropped to an average of 5000 for a total of 155,000 steps for the month. In addition, mayors were given an additional category of programs they could choose for their donation to support – local community COVID-19 relief efforts.
Our very own Blackfoot Mayor Marc Carroll, was one of 76 mayors across the state to complete the challenge. He went above and beyond by averaging approximately 8000 steps per day (approximately 248,000 steps) for the month of October. The board members of Community Dinner Table Inc. (parent organization of Blackfoot Community Pantry), congratulate Mayor Carroll on this achievement and gratefully accept this donation on behalf of those we serve in this community.