The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


March 9, 2011

Scale Back Alabama kicks off team name contest this week

— “Girls Gone Wide” is just one of the creative team names being used by a Scale Back Alabama Team this year, and the name is currently one of seven names to be entered in a statewide website contest for the best team name.

 More than 8,000 teams are participating in the 2011 Scale Back Alabama contest, a free statewide weight-loss contest, and for the first time the team names are being judged.  A team of six media judges from across the state narrowed the list down to seven names, and these names are currently listed on the Scale Back website, , awaiting a public vote.  They include: From Duds to Studs, Girls Gone Wide, No Behind(s) Left Behind, Nobelly Prize Winners, Not Pregnant, Stop Praising the Lard and The C. Les Butts Family.

The team names will be posted through noon on Thursday, March 10, and the public may vote once a day on their favorite team name.

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