Four Southern Utah organizations win Select 25 Award

SOUTHERN UTAH – Each year, Salt Lake City-based insurance carrier SelectHealth awards $2,500 to 25 Utah organizations that improve health and wellness in the community or serve populations with special needs.

This year, four Select 25 award winners were selected from Southern Utah.

Iron County School District (Cedar City)—Providing nursing, training, and education services to rural schools. The grant will be used to purchase two automated external defibrillators for outlying schools that are not close to facilities.

Kanab Kids Tennis (Kanab)—Teaching healthy habits, teamwork, and self-confidence through tennis. Funds will be used to provide kids with correct tennis footwear and socks, and to create a community-based “healthy habits” program.

Healthy Happy U (Panguitch)—Offering safe, structured activities to help children learn new skills and promote healthy lifestyles. The grant will be used to purchase activity equipment and supplies for nutrition lessons.

Hurricane City Police Department (Hurricane) The Hurricane City Police Department, in partnership with local schools, educates students and parents about bicycling and walking safety. Funds will be used for education materials and additional “bike rodeo” safety lessons.

“When we evaluate applications, we focus on those that we can help the most,” said Greg Reid, director of community outreach at SelectHealth. “The cash grant will go a long way in helping each of the winners further their cause.”

The 2012 winners were selected from all areas of Utah and represented a wide range of services, including health services for refugees, housing for low-income families, and educational resources for those with disabilities.

The Select 25 award was originally created in 2008 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of SelectHealth. To learn more about all of this year’s winners, visit www.select25.org.

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