Valley News and Truax Group present awards for world record event

The award for “Most Participants from a Youth Organization” went to the Girl Scouts from Van Avery Prep. Front (left to right) Lauren Stringer, Maddie freeman, Haley Kitzerow, Lauren Harrington, Isabella Mariani, Emily Peterson, Katelyn Kitzerow. (Back) Paul Bandong, Bernie Truax II. David Osborne photos
The award for “Most Participants from a Youth Organization” went to the Girl Scouts from Van Avery Prep. Front (left to right) Lauren Stringer, Maddie freeman, Haley Kitzerow, Lauren Harrington, Isabella Mariani, Emily Peterson, Katelyn Kitzerow. (Back) Paul Bandong, Bernie Truax II. David Osborne photos

TEMECULA – On Jan. 17, a group of 1,989 people gathered together at Storm Stadium in Lake Elsinore in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the largest number of people in a circuit training at a single site. The group fell short of the 2,062 needed to break the record, but was able to raise money for local charities, gain exposure for over 100 local businesses and sponsors, and raise awareness for health and fitness throughout the valley.

At an awards ceremony hosted at a Temecula Chamber of Commerce evening mixer on Wednesday, Feb. 18, a number of organizations were recognized for their participation in the event. The Valley News Participation Awards were sponsored by the Truax Development Group, Inc. and provided by Let’s Get Personal (trophy and award shop). Paul Bandong, director of Business Development, represented the Valley News and Bernie Truax II, managing partner, represented the Truax Development Group.


Award recipients for Most Participants
Youth Organization: Girl Scouts (Juniors and Brownies) from Van Avery Prep; School: Cornerstone Christian School; Non-Profit Organization: Southwest Boys & Girls Club; For-Profit Business: Reality Rally; Medical/Dental Organization: Kalm Dental; and Fitness Business: Z Ultimate.

In addition, award plaques were presented to event organizers Roger Kaman of Your Fit City and Loree Olson of Life Images photography.

“We are planning on doing this again next year,” Kaman said, “We accomplished all our purposes but not all our goals. We know that we can definitely break that record.”

For more information on this year’s event and next year’s plans, visit www.breakingrecordsforcharities.com.

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