Congratulations to Eric Dompierre for winning a prestigious Michigan Fitness Award!
Dompierre, an Ishpeming resident, received the Charles T. Kuntzleman Accepting The Challenge Award this past weekend.
The award recognizes individuals who have overcome great challenges to pursue physical activity as a part of daily life.
The Governor's Michigan Fitness Awards are given to inspirational people and organizations who lead healthy lifestyles.
Dompierre was given his award for being a role model for leading a healthy lifestyle, and encouraging his peers to lead healthy lives as well.
"He's been pretty quiet, but Eric feels pretty proud of himself. He knows he's done good, not only for himself, but for other people," said Dean Dompierre, Eric's father.
Eric told his father he is happy and honored to have won the award, and just enjoys physical activity.