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Texas Scottish Rite Wins 36th Annual Tyler Cup Invitational

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Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Team Wins Race

The Tyler Cup Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in 1972 to promote health and fitness in the workplace, starting at the top, announced today the 2011 Tyler Cup Invitational winning team: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital represented by Bob Walker, Executive Vice President, Dr. Dan Sucato, Dr. Phil Wilson and Dr. John Birch, Assistant Chief of Staff. The fastest individual times reported in the biking category were Anita Artt and Dr. Wayne Jones; in the walking category were Carol Murphy and Roger Perez; and in the running category were Dawn Colvin and John Baer.
The 2011 Kenneth H. Cooper Prize was presented by Dr. Cooper posthumously to Ray Robbins, retired CEO of Lennox Industries. Robbins participated in Tyler Cup almost every year since its inception. He also served on the President’s Council of Physical Fitness, appointed by President Ronald Reagan. The 2010 recipient was President George W. Bush.
Thousands of senior level executives from the area’s leading companies and organizations have fielded teams for the two-mile time trials and other events over the past 39 years. The upcoming 2012 event will mark Tyler Cup’s 40th year of existence. On October 22, 87 participants representing 67 companies enjoyed the running, walking and cycling competitions at Cooper Aerobics Center. A luncheon followed the event featuring elite marathoner Bill Rodgers who Track & Field News ranked as the No. 1 runner in the world in the late 1970’s after he completed 59 marathons—28 were run in under 2:15. Known as “Boston Billy” to sportswriters, he won 22 marathons during his career, including Boston and New York four times each.
At the luncheon, Tyler Cup Foundation President John Baer announced that Dr. Dan Sucato has agreed to join the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and said “We are ready to usher in a new generation of corporate leaders who see the benefits of leading their employees through example.”
Fifty percent of the Tyler Cup participants were over age 65. “This ‘friendly’ competition has kept many of us exercising long after others have given up,” Baer added. “Many report that they are fit today because of the great motivation and rivalries they have enjoyed at the annual Tyler Cup events.”
Dr. Cooper spoke about pioneering the concept of preventive medicine. The Tyler Cup Invitational recognizes the role fitness can play in increasing employee productivity, lowering health care costs and contributing to a healthy bottom line.
“To get the troops involved, you need to get the generals involved,” said Dr. Cooper, whose personal commitment to fitness has inspired more people to exercise than any other person alive today. Dr. Cooper challenged all business leaders to set a great example for others to follow.
The companies and organizations that competed in the 2011 Tyler Cup Invitational are:

  • Adelstein & Co.
  •  Alexander Resources, Inc.
  • Apple Leasing
  • Army & Airforce Exchange Service
  • B.F. Enterprises, Inc.
  • Baptist Standard Publishing Co.
  • Barrier Advisors
  • Bill Rodgers Running Center
  • Books Unlimited
  • Braniff International Airlines
  • Cascade Energy Corporation
  • Casey Concepts
  • Charles D. Crye & Co.
  • City of Grand Pairie
  • Clark Western Building Systems
  • CLEANPRO, Inc.
  • Consilium Staffing, LLC
  • Crescent Management Enterprises, LLC
  • Cullers Commercial Real Estate
  • David Weekley Homes
  • Duro Metal Manufacturing Co.
  • Ebby Halliday Realtors
  • Edelweiss Associates, Inc.
  • Fina, Inc.
  • Gardere Wynne  Sewell, LLP
  • Godwin Ronquillo PC
  • Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Home at Last Animal Haven
  • ING
  • J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
  • John Baer Co. Real Estate Development
  • Kinder Brothers International
  • Lone Wolf Petroleum Corp.
  • M/A/R/C Research
  • Mary Kay, Inc.
  • McCasland Financial Services
  • McCrory & Associates
  • Mexican Restaurants, Inc.
  • Micro-Tech Instruments, Inc.
  • Navarro-Frio Realty Co.
  • Overhead Door Corporation
  • Pascal Enterprises, Inc.
  • Pedi-Ortho Health Corp.
  • Performers Elastomers, Inc.
  • PM Realty Group
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Raytheon Space & Airborne
  • Roach Howard Smith & Barton, LLC
  • Rowe & Company, Inc.
  • Rundell Enterprises
  • RWS Partners In Search
  • Sabre Holdings
  • Snyder Acquisitions, Inc.
  • Southwest Freight Dist.
  • Starks Energy Economics
  • Super Media
  • Technical Processes Company
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
  • TexCap-Concord Insurance Services, LP
  • Thompson & Knight, LLP
  • Transamerica Life & Protection
  • Tyler Corporation
  • Tyler Pipe Industries
  • Viachem, LTD
  • Wayne Jones, MD

About Tyler Cup Invitational
The Tyler Cup Invitational was created for corporate executives to emphasize the benefits of aerobic programs in the promotion of health and wellness for colleagues, employees and their families. Participants must be at least 35 years or older. The Cooper Institute is proud to organize, host and support the annual Tyler Cup Invitational at the Cooper Aerobics Center and Cooper Fitness Center. There is no cost to participants because this event is a gift to the business community from the Tyler Cup Foundation. To find out more about the Tyler Cup Invitational please visit

About The Cooper Institute®
Established in 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, The Cooper Institute (CI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to health research and education, housing one of the world’s largest databases on exercise and health. Each year CI develops engaged learners in fitness and health with its courses and nationally accredited personal trainer certification exam (CI-CPT). The Cooper Institute offers web-based tools for schools to track and report on youth fitness and nutrition: FITNESSGRAM® and NutriGram®. For more information, visit