July 23, 2019 – Independence, Ohio: Koinonia has launched an exciting new contest and educational tool for their employees. The Koinonia Weigh Challenge is an 8-week contest where teams of employees compete to earn points to win cash prizes. The contest was announced at Koinonia’s annual All-Staff meeting. It will run from Monday, September 9th – Friday November 1st. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 18th.

In addition to losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle, the contest includes short lessons on The Koinonia Way – a collaborative environment that empowers and motivates people to do their best every day. The goal is to create a culture that is caring, collaborative, supportive, and person-centered to help everyone that works at Koinonia or is served by Koinonia to be happy and realize their full potential.

“The Koinonia Way is all of us partnering every day to improve the quality of life of everyone with whom we connect,” said Diana Rosa, Chief Quality Officer at Koinonia. “It’s how we care, support, and lead to achieve our mission and vision.”

Employees choose to join the challenge to lose weight, or to maintain their weight and seek ways to stay healthy, or to cheer on other team members. There is a $10 entry fee paid by each participant, 100% of the money collected goes towards cash prizes paid to the participants.

According to Diane Beastrom, President and CEO of Koinonia; “We believe in leading the IDD industry by fostering an environment of creativity and innovation while developing systems that encourage collaboration, engagement, and involvement. This contest is a fun way to support and educate our associates in a manner that empowers them.”

Winners will be announced on November 18th.

Koinonia employees can register online to be part of the Koinonia Weigh Challenge here:


To fill out an on-line payroll deduction form to pay your $10 entry fee visit:


Koinonia Weigh Challenge – Important Dates and Activities

By Friday, August 23rd Fill out the online payroll deduction for your $10 Registration Fee
 Register as a team or individual person
By Friday, August 30th Receive your official team list and Administrator
Register in Basecamp (You will receive a notification)
Assign a Team Captain
By Friday, September 6, 2019 Turn in your initial weight for your Transformers
 Turn in your team name (make it fun!)
Monday, September 9, 2019  The Koinonia Weigh Begins
Earn Points Weekly  Through out the challenge Turn in your weight sheet to your Administrator (Transformers)
Upload a picture (Team)
(All Challenge information is due by 8:00 p.m. every Friday) Complete your Honor Challenge (Seekers)
Complete your article and your Quiz (Transformers and Seekers)
Bonus Challenges (Occasionally)
Win Weekly Prizes Seekers – Raffle Drawing for all scoring 100% on quiz
Transformers – Biggest Loser for the week
Friday, November 1, 2019 Challenge ends – Last challenges and weight submission
Monday, November 18, 2019 Winners Announced – Prizes Awarded
Winning Team – Wins total of all registration fees
Biggest Loser (Highest % of Weight Loss) – $100 Gift Card
Best Seeker (Raffle for all who had 100% on Tests) – $100 Gift Card
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