Austin Toros Unveil Weight Loss Challenge

Austin, TX March 1, 2012 – The Austin Toros today announced the Austin Toros Weight Loss Challenge presented by Medifast Weight Control Centers.

"We are excited to be working with Medifast in an effort to help our fans get healthy," stated Austin Toros COO Peter Lubell. "Medifast, like the Toros, is dedicated to finding healthy ways for people to lose weight. Hopefully, the finalists will serve as inspiration to all of us trying to lose those last 10 pounds or those who are trying to completely change their lives!"

The Austin Toros will be searching for four finalists to compete in the Austin Toros Weight Loss Challenge. These finalists will compete to see who can lose the greatest percentage of weight over a six week period. The winner will win a prize pack from the Austin Toros that includes partial season tickets for the 2012-13 season.

To ensure the finalists have all the tools necessary to lose as much weight as they can in a healthy manner, finalists will receive 6 free weeks on the Medifast Weight Control Center program. Finalists receive everything the center program offers, including their initial health assessment, 6 weeks of Medifast meals and 6 weeks of one-on-one concealing and personal support.

In conjunction with the promotion, the Austin Toros have created www.torosweightlosschallenge.com. Each of the finalists will be required to post weekly updates on their progress, so they can serve as inspirations for the thousands of individuals in the greater Austin area trying to get healthy and shed unwanted weight.

To enter the contest, email Cory Dirksen at cdirksen@austintoros.com and include an essay or a YouTube video on why you would make a great finalist. Contestants can also go to www.torosweightlosschallenge.com/thechallenge for more information.

About Medifast Weight Control Centers

Medifast Weight Control Centers® provide clinically proven weight-loss intervention, designed not only to help you take weight off, but to keep it off long-term. Recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980, you get the nutritional one-on-one, full-scale behavioral support tools you’ll need to be healthy. It’s simple, safe, effective, and sustainable and proven to help you lose weight.