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Seton Hall Takes "STEPS" in Right Direction


SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - "STEPS to a healthier you," a program that encourages and engages local families to commit themselves to a healthier lifestyle, will promote its cause and hold a 50/50 raffle at the men's basketball game against in-state rival Rutgers at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at the Prudential Center.

The STEPS team's 50/50 and gift basket raffles will encourage children and parents to commit themselves to a healthier lifestyle. The winners will receive a gift basket filled with Seton Hall apparel or half the earnings. Raffle tickets will be sold two for one dollar before and during the game, and the winners will be announced during the second half.

"STEPS to a healthier you" was designed by a Seton Hall athlete and a small group of public relations students for a national competition. As a senior public relations major, Krissy Wrobel of the women's volleyball team, is currently involved in the nation-wide public relations Bateman Case Study Competition.  The Seton Hall Athletic Department is a proud supporter of STEPS effort to fight childhood obesity.

"The STEPS to a healthier you initiative is a tremendous program to get kids active at a young age and keep them active throughout their lives," Associate AD Jamison Hannigan said. "We hope that every child that gets to experience a Seton Hall basketball game as a reward for completing the program comes out with a true appreciation of what hard work and dedication can accomplish, as exemplified by our own student athletes." 

With the support of United Way Worldwide and Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), this year's competition focus is on the rising epidemic of childhood obesity. In order to reverse this rising trend, Wrobel and a group of three other students have decided to put a positive spin on nutrition and physical exercise with "STEPS to healthier you," in which both parents and children can get involved to take STEPS in the right direction.

Support the Pirates in action against Rutgers, and find out what 'STEPS' you can take to be healthier and maybe a little bit richer.

For more information on "STEPS to a healthier you," contact Krissy Wrobel at 610-781-1212 or wrobelkr@shu.edu. Like 'STEPS to a healthier you' on Facebook or visit our blog at http://stepstoahealthieryou.wordpress.com/. But, remember the STEPS: Small Transformations Equal Powerful Strides.