Students invited to compete in “Fit to Draw” contest

Corporate Challenge logoLANCASTER – All students in the Antelope Valley, from Kindergarten through 6th grade, are invited to exercise their creative minds in the Fit to Draw T-Shirt Contest, developing a t-shirt design for the 2014 Lancaster Corporate Challenge.

“In the spirit of promoting physical fitness fostered by Corporate Challenge, I am pleased to see our young citizens exercising their creative abilities in the Fit to Draw contest,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The exploration of artistic skills by contest participants will undoubtedly further their intellectual development, just as the Challenge furthers the physical well-being of our business leaders and community members.”

Fit to Draw judges are looking for designs that incorporate the theme of sports, physical fitness and teamwork.

The winner will receive an award and will be recognized at the closing ceremonies on June 22, as well as at a City Council meeting. In addition, they may see their artwork featured on t-shirts and other promotional materials next year.

Submissions are due by June 3 at 5 p.m.

The Lancaster Corporate Challenge, organized by the City staff Wellness Committee, is a series of Olympic-style competitions open to members of local organizations and businesses, with the goal of promoting an atmosphere of healthy working and living in the City of Lancaster.

Inspired by similar programs run by the cities of Las Vegas and Ventura, the Challenge offers multiple sporting events April through June. This month’s activities included a 5K walk/run on April 1, and a softball tournament on April 29. May’s competitions include a basketball tournament on May 4, and a bowling tournament on May 18. In June, the Challenge will feature a golf tournament on the first of the month, a horseshoes tournament on the 15, and a chili cook-off and closing ceremonies on June 22.

Registration for the remainder of the Corporate Challenge events will remain open until Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. Each team must represent an organization or business, and may have up to 30 members.

For more details and to locate the registration documents, visit

(Information via press release from the City of Lancaster.)