Commissioners make good on Count Your Steps competition for charity

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Oakland County Commissioners will present a $500 check to Club President Rocco Romano, on behalf of the Clawson-Troy Optimist Club as a result of Commissioner Mike Bosnic winning the Second Annual "Commissioner Count Your Steps Challenge."

This summer's challenge began among the following five commissioners: Mike Bosnic, Beth Nuccio, John A. Scott, Jeff Matis and Philip J. Weipert. They each recorded their steps during Oakland County's "Count Your Steps" initiative which were tracked with pedometers. For the charity challenge, they each pledged a $100 contribution to the charity of choice for the Commissioner who logged the most steps.

Bosnic won the challenge after recording 272, 171 steps on his pedometer; Scott recorded 226,749 steps; Weipert placed third; last year's defending champion Nuccio (who donated to the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund in 2011) and Matis rounded out the competitiors.

"I appreciate the participation from my fellow commissioners in promoting fitness and generating funds for a wonderful organization in my community," Bosnic stated. "The Clawson-Troy Optimist Club will put our funds toward a scholarship for a local high school student. My predecessor, Commissioner Chuck Palmer, was very involved with the Clawson-Troy Optimist Club, funding a scholarship for years. I salute Commissioner Palmer's efforts by asking that our funds be donated to this great group of volunteers."

Members of the Board of Commissioners continue to promote healthy initiatives such as County Executive L. Brooks Patterson's Annual "Count Your Steps" program, while also raising funds for worthy causes.

Published: Thu, Sep 20, 2012


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