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The Force for Health Network (FFHN) and Hometown Sports Magazine are partnering to launch the Reality Health Games

Press Release:  For Immediate Release





“Let the Reality Health Games Begin”


The Force for Health Network (FFHN) and Hometown Sports Magazine are partnering to launch the Reality Health Games(the Games) competition for schools and sports teams.  It is like an Olympics for the rest of us! Participants earn rewards for efforts to survive, stay alive, and eventually thrive during these challenging times. The Games are a new type of competition that rewards self-health promotion, teamwork, community service, academics, and civic advancement. Participants earn points and prizes for all activities as they Move, Learn, Serve and Earn.  Players’ points count for themselves, their teams, county, state, and country. Anyone can play if they are a member of FFHN.


Hometown Sports has been serving the regions’ boys and girls youth sports programs and student athletes by covering their achievements in print and online with up-to-date articles, pictures, and scores. Hometown Sports Magazine and Website is free which allows people to pick up a copy or go online and read about their favorite sports, teams, or players.  The company provides opportunities for civic minded companies to sponsor these efforts. Hometown Sports publishes 2 editions bi-monthly.  One for Centre County and the other that covers Mifflin, Juniata, and Huntingdon County sports. Their website had over 130,000 visitors last year.


By combining forces with FFHN, additional features will come to the magazine. Readers will enjoy using the free FFHN Go app to view videos, linked to selected pictures in the magazine.  They will earn points in the Games, as they participate in linked challenges from the magazine. Participants can also earn points in the Force for Health Academy (the Academy) where they can take free courses on health, fitness, job training skills, and getting organized to do community service projects in the off season.


State College’s Dr. Robert Gillio, a national award-winning health educator and clinician, founded the FFHN to engage and support health promoting citizens of the world.  Schools and corporations use Go and the Academy to advance wellness, health literacy, academics, and community service. Anyone can join for free as Basic Members at www.theforceforhealth.com/hometown-sports.  Partner teams and schools with Hometown Sports will each receive a grant for advanced premium features as Ambassador members of the FFHN.


FFHN completed a mentoring experience with the Ben Franklin Techcelerator Incubator and then joined the Chamber of Business and Industry of Center County (CBICC). There, Gillio met Lynn Herman, President of Hometown Sports Magazine and Website.  They both share a strong sense of service to support youth and felt the synergy of working together.