The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) awarded its winter Get Active, Get Fit! prize on January 16, 2018 to Maddox Maxfield, a five-year-old from La Porte. His prize was his very first brand new bike and Spiderman helmet – his favorite superhero. Even through winter is here, it is important for children to continue being active. Sledding, building snowmen, and playing outside in the snow are all great ways to be active for 30 minutes or more each day. Maddox has stayed active this winter through the pre-school program at the YMCA. Among other community partners like the city and county parks and the library, the YMCA is a key partner in promoting Get Active, Get Fit! The program was created by HFL in conjunction with pediatricians and the city and county park departments to encourage children and families to get active. Learn about the different ways to participate in the program at or sign up for the mobile app at