Tax Collector Staff Invites the Public to Join Them on Heart Walk
The Tax Collector's Office will be out in force on Saturday, September 30th, in support of the 2017 American Heart Association Heart Walk. This year’s event will be held at Joker Marchant Stadium on Lakeland Hills Blvd, in Lakeland.
According to Chad Loy, Vice President of the Central Florida chapter, the festivities begin at 7:30 a.m. with teams checking in. A stage program will begin at 8:00 and awards are announced. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
The public is invited to view the newly renovated stadium. Baseball Digest just tallied over 178,000 votes and Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium received the “Best of the Ballpark High-A” award, which only 2 other ballparks have ever received.
The new Healthy For Good™ initiative is transforming this event to become more than just a walk. The Polk County Heart Walk will now have activities right from the beginning! Here are a few:
• Satya Yoga is putting on a yoga demonstration during the event and after the walk as a cool-down
• Haka Fitness will be having workout games and demonstrating how to foam roll
• Orange Theory Fitness will be demonstrating a workout.
In addition, we will also have a dancing, family and jump rope station as well.
To kick it off, this year we will be having our Heart Man Challenge – we will be asking our participants to complete each activity. For each one completed, they will receive a sticker. If they complete them all, they may enter to win a prize.
The goal for this year is to get people moving from the beginning to end, and leave the Heart Walk with information and motivation to make small changes throughout the year.