The Nebraska Sports Council is encouraging families across Nebraska to adopt healthier lifestyles in the first-ever Family Challenge, which runs June 4 – July 16.  Thousands of prizes, including a half-dozen family adventures, are up for grabs for families that accumulate at least 50 points per week.

Major drawing prizes include a Colorado rafting adventure, a Wyoming ski trip, a weekend at Worlds/Oceans of Fun, a Niobrara River tubing excursion, a handful of Nebraska State Park getaways and a Traeger Grill from the Nebraska Pork Producers.

Registration is now open at under the “Family Challenge” tab.  The cost is $25 per family, and each family receives up to four t-shirts, with additional shirts available for $5 each.  The first 3,500 kids registered will receive free meal certificates from Mr. Goodcents or Applebee’s.  Families also get access to a wealth of resources and weekly tips to help them organize healthy behaviors into busy family schedules.

To earn points toward the prize drawing, families will track healthy behaviors and log them weekly on the Family Challenge website.

Additional information about the Nebraska Sports Council, please visit their website at