NYC Battle of the Badges

 (Updated 4/30/2019)

How it works

NYC Battle of the Badges is a 12-week team-based weight loss competition between DOC, DSNY, FDNY, and NYPD employees. Participation is voluntary and completely free.

Teams of 8-10 people will compete to lose an average of 6% of their team’s total body weight.

The agency with the greatest percentage of teams achieving the 6% average weight-loss goal wins the Battle of the Badges!

The prize

A jackpot of up to $20,000 will be donated to the winning agency’s charity of choice:

o DOC: COBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund
o DSNY: Foundation for New York’s Strongest and Autism Speaks
o FDNY: FDNY Foundation
o NYPD: NYC PBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund

The other 3 agencies will each receive $1,000 to donate to a charity of choice. The more participants in the competition, the bigger the jackpot (up to $20,000)!

If a tie-breaker is needed, the agency with the highest percentage of their agency participating in the competition will win.

Your mission

Each team’s goal is to lose an average of 6% of the team’s total body weight in 12 weeks. Your job is to stay on track and encourage fellow teammates. The agency with the greatest percentage of teams achieving the 6% average weight-loss goal wins.

There will be exciting bi-weekly mini challenges to give participants and teams opportunities to earn digital ribbons. For each mini-challenge, a team or participant must complete a task and send verification (verification types may vary). You’ll get an email once the challenges begin and be awarded a digital ribbon upon completion.

Register now

You can sign up now! Then encourage your co-workers to join, too. Participation is voluntary and completely free. Remember, the more people that participate, the more fun the competition and the bigger the prize for the winning agency’s charity of choice!

Do I need to be a WW (Weight Watchers® reimagined) member?

It’s not necessary to be a WW member to participate. But, if you are a member, it will give you an advantage for achieving your weight loss goals and quadruple WW’s jackpot donation for your participation.

WW will build the jackpot by contributing:

• $5 for every participant.
• An additional $15 for each new or current WW member that participates

With a WW membership, you’ll get the extra help you need to reach your weight-loss goals, including support through 24/7 Chat, access to a members-only social network, and easy-to-use tools to track food, activity, weight, and chart your progress. Additional content and tips for healthy living, thousands of delicious recipes, and more are also included in your WW membership

The City of New York covers part of the cost for WW membership*. Sign up for WW any time during the competition to access additional support and unlock NYC Battle of the Badges features that non-members won’t have. Plus, as a WW member, you’ll be contributing more to the jackpot!

*The dollar value of this contribution/benefit will be included as taxable income to the employee.

How Do I Get Started?

Step one: Register now!

Step two: Compete in a team

The competition is played in teams of up to 20 participants (teams of 8-10 participants is recommended). If you don’t have a team, don’t worry! We will match you with teammates from your agency.

Step three: Lose weight to help your agency get the winning charitable prize!

The agency with the greatest percentage of teams achieving the 6% average weight-loss goal wins. The jackpot (up to $20,000) will be donated to the winning agency’s charity of choice. $1,000 will be donated to the charities chosen by the other three agencies.

How to weigh in?

Getting a verified weigh-in is easy

Do not get your verified weigh-in until the start date or later.

To keep NYC Battle of the Badges fair for all, we ask you to have your weight confirmed twice—once at the start, and once at the end. But if you weigh in every week, you get additional digital ribbons!

You can choose to:

  1. Upload a photo of your WW Tracker
  2. Or, make a 30-second video from the privacy of your home. Learn how here 

 

NYC Battle of the Badges is administered by HealthyWage. If you have any questions, please contact HealthyWage:

Email info@healthywage.com
Email us for the fastest response!
Support ticket Use our Support system and log a request here.
Phone (888) 636-3832
Wait times may apply - email is best!
Fax (651) 964-3499

 

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