YMCA Honors JHTNA Employee - SNEWS

YMCA Honors JHTNA Employee

Johnson Health Tech North America (JHTNA) is pleased to announce that Chris Adsit, Strength Product Manager, was awarded a Key Leadership Award from the YMCA.

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (July 14, 2009) – Johnson Health Tech North America (JHTNA) is pleased to announce that Chris Adsit, Strength Product Manager, was nominated by the YMCA of Dane County for the organization's Key Leadership Award. It was announced this spring that Adsit received the award for the state of Wisconsin for his volunteer efforts. Adsit was one of approximately 30 people to be recognized across the state.

Key Leadership Awards are presented annually by the YMCA on a national level to honor groups, organizations or individuals for their volunteer efforts. Key Leaders are nominated by Executive Directors from each YMCA and are selected for outstanding, dedicated service to the organization.

Adsit currently serves as Chairman of the Northeast (Sun Prairie) Program and Member Services Advisory Committee, where he has volunteered for the last five years. During this time, Adsit also served as Chairman of the Northeast Branch Strong Kids Campaign and is currently Chairman for the entire YMCA of Dane County Strong Kids Campaign and an active member of the Financial Development Committee for the association.

Strong Kids is an annual campaign that raises funds to support the YMCA's membership and program scholarships. Adsit says he feels strongly about the program because his family had benefited from a YMCA scholarship, and he now wants to “give back.” His passion lies, as is evident from his position at JHTNA, in the health and fitness field. As such, he wants as many families as possible to be afforded the opportunity to benefit from the YMCA's diverse programs, regardless of their ability to pay.

About Johnson Health Tech North America
Johnson Health Tech, the fourth largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world, is home to some of the most respected brands in the fitness industry, including: Matrix, Vision, AFG, Horizon and LiveStrong. The company manufactures a wide assortment of fitness equipment for both commercial and residential use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and strength training equipment.

About YMCA of the USA
YMCA of the USA is the national resource office for the nation's 2,686 YMCAs, which serve 21 million people each year, including nearly 10 million children under the age of 18. YMCAs respond to critical social needs by drawing on their collective strength as one of America's largest not-for-profit community service organizations. Through a variety of programs and services focused on the holistic development of children and youth, family strengthening, and health and well-being for all, YMCAs unite men, women and children of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. From urban areas to small towns, YMCAs have proudly served America's communities for nearly 160 years by building healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Visit www.ymca.net to find your local YMCA.

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