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Patterson’s Count Your Steps 10th Anniversary Finale Gets Kids Moving At The Detroit Zoo

Public Date: 5/15/2013 3:30 PM
Contact: William Mullan III, Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-5111

What:

 

 

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson invites the winning schools of the 10th annual Count Your Steps program, along with Detroit Zoo mascots, to take a “victory lap” around the Detroit Zoo. The three winning schools will be announced at the event. Patterson recorded a special video message for the winners.
 
Count Your Steps is Patterson’s pedometer walking program to fight childhood obesity. This year, more than 13,000 students from over 100 schools walked almost 1 billion steps. Since the program’s inception in 2004, more than 200,000 Oakland County third- and fourth-grade students have logged more than 18 billion steps or 360 times around the Earth.

When:

10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Where:
  
 
Detroit Zoological Society, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, Mich.

 

For more information, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048.