LOUISVILLE, Ky. – At a press conference recognizing a special moment of health and compassion that occurred last weekend in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer also announced #LouisvilleGoalkeeper – a social media contest to celebrate healthy habits throughout the city.
Five winners will each receive two tickets to the Louisville City FC season opener – the first regular season game since the professional soccer franchise moved to Louisville. The tickets are gifts from the team.
The Mayor encouraged people to share photos, videos or even poems about how they stay active.
“Whether they are jogging laps around the soccer field where their children are practicing, taking stairs instead of the elevator at work, or skateboarding to school, we know Louisvillians go out of their way every day to stay active,” Fischer said. “We want to highlight that, share ideas – and give away some great soccer tickets at the same time.”
The announcement came during a press conference to celebrate Asia Ford and LMPD Lt. Aubrey Gregory, who walked the last two miles of the Rodes 10K with her this weekend. In photos taken by Paramedic Danny Carlton and professional photographer Jonathan Roberts, this story spread throughout the United States this weekend. They were shared on social media more than 3 million times and picked up by People, BuzzFeed, and several national news outlets.
“If you look at the reaction to those photos,” Fischer said, “you really see the power of social media to inspire a community, even an entire nation. Those photos went viral and this is one virus we want to keep going!”
Mayor Fischer said he was especially interested in entries that feature children being active.