Congratulations are in order for alumna, Chelsea Childress! Chelsea is taking part in H-E-B’s Slim Down Showdown, a contest designed to give participants the education and tools they need to lead a healthier lifestyle. As an Administrative Officer for the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, Chelsea spends her days behind a computer and does not get as much physical activity as she would like and decided to join the H-E-B Slim Down Showdown because she needed to make a change.
“What I didn’t know beforehand is that out of this experience would come 29 other individuals from across Texas who would become family. While attending TAMU-CC, I was part of the Islander Dance Team which was also like family and I found this experience to be very similar to the camaraderie I experienced while attending TAMU-CC,” she said.
The 12-week competition began on January 17, 2016 and overall winners will be announced during a Grand Finale celebration in San Antonio on April 16, 2016, where they have a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize and Healthy Hero prize of $5000.