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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — Nebraska Olympians Jordan Larson and Curt Tomasevicz helped kick off the LiveWell Tour on Monday in Scottsbluff.
The five-stop tour is a joint effort between livewell nebraska.com, the Omaha World-Herald's health website, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.
“It's weird to be back (in Nebraska), but it's nice, too,” said Larson, a former University of Nebraska volleyball player.
After hosting sports camps for local kids, Larson and Tomasevicz signed autographs and took photos with fans. Tomasevicz, an Olympic bobsledder who played football for Nebraska, joked about how he and Larson went from “small town kids” to Olympic athletes.
In addition to the sports camps, each tour stop included small business forums on the new health care law, free health screenings, games, food and more.
Blue Cross awarded a $10,000 wellness grant to the Western Nebraska Community College's wellness program.
“We don't consider it giving away dollars,” said Rob Trebilcock, the company's director of community engagement and creative services. “We look at it as an investment into the health and wellnesss of Nebraskans.”
The Nebraska Sports Council also joined the event with the passing through of the Cornhusker State Games torch, which will eventually arrive in Lincoln for the opening ceremonies of the Games.
The tour continues in North Platte today, Kearney on Wednesday, Grand Island on Thursday and wraps up in Lincoln on Friday.
For more details, visit livewellnebraska.com/tour.
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