Unfortunately in today’s economy, we are all too familiar with budget cuts and how they effect our own lives. Outside of our home, budget cuts are also effecting our local schools and playgrounds. As schools look for ways to tighten the purse strings, sports and other recreational programs are the first to disappear. While I want my children to get a first rate education, I also want them to be able to let their imaginations run wild and release energy on the playground!
While New Orleans has made a remarkable recover from the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, I will be the first to admit that some programs are still suffering…one of which is our local parks. Because of this, I am thrilled to hear about the Sprite Spark Parks Project! Sprite has committed to several years of improving active spaces across the country by investing $2 million dollars to resurrect over 150 parks including athletic fields, playgrounds and basketball courts.
Do you have a school that could use a little Sprite Spark? From July-September, you can nominate your school for a $25,000 makeover! If you are a My Coke Rewards member, simply head to the Schools Program page and enter the points codes found on all Sprite and Sprite Zero products. Not a member? No problem, new member registration is free!
One winner will receive a Sprite Playground Prize Pack (ARV $100) including Sprite Spark Parks Pen, Sprite Spark Parks Backpack, Sprite Coupon, Medibuddy First Aid Kit, Hand Sanitizer Wipes, Green Jumprope, Sizzlin’ Cool Sling Racket or Baseball Glove set, Crayola 3-D Chalk Set, Everything Kids Travel Activity Book, Tootle Turtle Bubble Set and a $25 AMEX Giftcard!
How to Enter:
1. Tell me a school outdoor active space you would nominate for a $25,ooo makeover!
1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Sprite Spark Parks (10 extra entries).
2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)
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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on August 22nd. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only. The prize was provided by Sprite, but Sprite is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of Sprite or The Coca-Cola Company. Entrants must be 18 or older and located in the US or Canada only. Winner to be chosen at random.