Applications available for youth health scholarship

Posted Sept. 21, 2011, at 1:54 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Applications are now available for the second annual Allen family Gift of Health Scholarship.

The scholarship is intended to enable a local youth to receive a full year’s membership at Union Street Athletics, including weekly personal training sessions with Louie Morrison. Telford and Karen Allen of Hampden said they were inspired to create the scholarship by the visible impact that regular workouts had on the health of their two sons, both of whom have been coached weekly by Morrison and Tom Constantine.

“Their participation in the gym made them appreciate the importance of physical exercise to their health and it also gave them a tremendous boost in self confidence,” Telford Allen said of his sons. “The results of their regular exercise made us wish that more kids could enjoy the same benefits.”

The program is designed for boys and girls between the age of 10 and 17 who live in the Bangor area. Last year Cody Savage of Bangor High School was selected as the first recipient of the award.

“The Gift of Health award has really shown me the meaning of being fit. I am now mentally tough enough to take on any challenge in the gym that is thrown at me,” Savage said.

Applications can be picked up at Union Street Athletics, located at 366 Griffin Road in Bangor. The 2012 submission deadline is Dec. 15, with the winner to be announced on Jan. 1.

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