The Southeastern Livingston County Recreation Authority (SELCRA) received the Extraordinary Event/Organization Award from the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports for providing fitness opportunities to the public.
The Governor’s Fitness Awards serve as a platform for recognizing individuals, public officials and organizations that are committed to healthy living. Each award recognizes the many different ways the winners are inspiring and influencing Michigan residents to live a healthy lifestyle.
As an honoree, SELCRA representatives attended the Governor’s Fitness Award’s gala event at Ford Field in Detroit on Thursday where SELCRA was announced as the award recipient. Other finalists included EcoTrek Fitness, located in 12 different Michigan cities and Oakwood Red October Run in Wayne.
SELCRA Director Derek Smith accepted the award for the organization Thursday night.
"The other two organizations that were there were fantastic events and organizations," Smith said. "I think it's our ability to program for the entire community and not just one segment or one activity, I think it was our wide range of programs and offerings that we have first and foremost. And secondly, our philosophy of providing healthy, active lifestyles to our community and that connection we made is what pushed us over the edge."
SELCRA acts as a recreation department for more than 50,000 Livingston County residents. SELCRA’s quality of life programs and services include sports, community events, as well as activities for adults, seniors, youth and teens.