Governor Sam Brownback announced an additional sponsor for his "weight loss challenge" he started earlier this year.
Sporting the colors of the Wichita State University Shockers this morning, the Governor said the Kansas Beverage Association is now on board in the effort joining Coventry Health Care of Kansas and United Health Group.
The increase in sponsorships also will increase the number of teams that can win prize money at the end of the challenge in May.
The team losing the most percentage of weight will win $5,000. The second place team will be awarded $2,500.