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Posted on: December 6, 2019



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The City of DeSoto is thrilled to announce our participation in the 2020 “It’s Time Texas Community Challenge” which will take place between January 6th and March 1st. This Community Challenge is a statewide competition aimed at inspiring people, organizations, and cities across Texas to choose healthy activities in support of a healthier community. The participating communities will work to encourage residents, businesses, and organizations within their areas to sign up on behalf of that community so that they can collectively accrue points for every healthy action.  After eight weeks, the community that accumulates the most points in their size category will receive a cash prize that they can put toward a community health project.

The initial push to secure DeSoto’s participation in the “It’s Time Texas Community Challenge” came from the DeSoto City Council which included the initiative in their official work plan. On Thursday, December 5, 2019, Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan signed the ITT’s“Mayor Pledge” formally committing DeSoto to this statewide competition.

“Changing lifestyles and making healthier, more active choices isn’t easy, but it’s a challenge that DeSoto is ready and willing to take on,” declared Mayor McCowan. “Committing to a healthier 2020 is a goal that will benefit every single DeSoto resident and I want to encourage all to sign up and work with Team DeSoto to improve our collective health and show our fellow Texans just how strong our community can be!”

Here’s how DeSoto residents can get involved:

•          Make the Commitment: It’s free and easy to sign up at

•          Track Your Activities: Submit your healthy activities to earn points for your community and prizes for yourself

•          Share the Journey: Use #CommunityChallenge to connect on social media and encourage others in our community to get involved

Participation is free and all DeSoto residents who sign up will earn 500 points for our community. DeSoto residents who are interested in registering or who would like further information should use the following webpage as their starting point:


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