Help a Local School with Sprite Spark Parks Project {Giveaway}

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!

Additional entries:

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!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

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.

This post is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy.  While a sample product was received to faciltate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. Adrienne Gordon says:

    Our schools basketball court is crumbling, we could use it there.

  2. I would nominate my sons’ school’s playground.

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  5. Heather S says:

    My niece’s school needs a new playground so they would be my choice

  6. Jessie C. says:

    Our school could use some help for the playground.

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  21. I would nominate our school playground.

  22. my daughter’s school park.

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  24. My niece school park.

  25. I would nominate the playground at Mill St Elementary School for a makeover!

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  28. Soha Molina says:

    We have a park near us that could use a makeover and it’s perfect for schools nearby.

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  32. Anne Loyd says:

    I would nominate our daughter’s school so that they could add more appeal to the school and playground.

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  35. Gail Crawford says:

    My grandson’s elementary school would be a good place.

  36. kathy dunaway says:

    My sons playground could use some more equipment.

  37. Our school’s side yard playground a lot of the equipment is broke or missing pieces

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  40. The elementary school play area at my daughter’s school could use some help!

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  43. Soha Molina says:
  44. I’d nominate the playground and outdoor space at Weinland Park Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio. Thanks!

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  48. Our school needs new swings.

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  51. i would nominate my daughter’s school playground

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  56. Denise B. says:

    I would nominate Family Christian School in Winter Garden, FL.

  57. the elementary school on post rd in my town
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  59. I would nominate the preschool next to my house. They do a great job with the kids and I’d love to see them have a new and improved outdoor play area!

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  62. I would nominate the Pinewood Elementary

  63. I would nominate my local high school track field.

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  67. brandlyn says:

    Preschool near my house needs a total makeover. Th grass is so tall u woud hardly know there was a building behind it.

  68. I would nominate my son’s school playground

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  72. Marcia Goss says:

    I would nominate the playground at my granddaughter’s school.

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  78. our school can use a playground of any kind. they play in a dirt field.

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  85. Pauline Milner says:

    There is a huge parcel of vacant land owned by our city that sits beside our local Elementary school.

    The school is in desperate need of a new playground. The kids only have a few pieces of outdated equipment to play on in a very confined space.

    I think the adjacent space could easily be turned into a new playground that could even include a sports field.

    Hopefully, this is something the citizens can get the city and the Province to do very soon.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline

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  90. Erica Best says:

    i would pick the school across the street from my apt.

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  100. michelle r. says:

    I would nominate my son’s school, we are trying to make our field handicap accessible

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  103. i would nomiate my sons school- they need to redo the outdoor learning center and do upgrades to the lake and animals
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  109. Ladytink_534 says:

    I would nominate the local school. They don’t have very much in the way of playground equipment.

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  113. Michelle C says:

    The playground at my son’s elementary school seems really outdated to me and could use some new equipment! tx

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  133. crystal allen says:

    i would like to nominate the collinsville elementry school playground, last year they had to take out a slide due to safety reasons and they couldn’t afford to replace it. that spot is just bare now. clallen at ntin dot net

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  137. Karen Gonyea says:

    Williams Park in Cicero, New York – it needs major upgrading !!!

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  143. Welches grade school in Welches Oregon could use some help.
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  145. Janna Johnson says:

    my old high school
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  146. Soha Molina says:
  147. I would nominate my kid’s school. It’s a private school therefore, the state does not help support.

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  151. victoria lester says:

    I’d like to nominate the Romeo High School Field for an update and money go towards the athletic programs as they’ve been considering cutting out sports due to the costs.
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  156. sherri crawford says:

    our schools recess yard needs benches and tables

  157. Soha Molina says:
  158. Carole Spring says:

    I would nominate Elmwood Elementary School’s playground in Naperville, IL.

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  161. amy rouse says:

    Tell me a school outdoor active space you would nominate for a $25,ooo makeover!

    I’d locate a needy school in Southern FL, where I live in the winter. So many of them are in ragged shape, it wouldn’t be hard to find one that could use a makeover!!!

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  172. Thousand Oaks Elementary
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  185. A nearby elementary school has a huge field that is empty. I’d love to see them use that to build a great play area.

  186. Katharina says:

    I’d nominate an athletic field for a school on our block that recently closed due to financial concerns. It would make a great area for all kinds of activities for kids. Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  189. Any of the Conway public schools need help.

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  196. Jill Myrick says:

    I would nominate the school just down the road from us as it was newly built and the children are starting school this year without a playground.


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  199. Soha Molina says:
  200. I would nominate Oaklawn Elementary School – located in a low-income area of our district.

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  203. Brooke R. says:

    I would nominate “Scudder Park” in tempe, az

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  205. Angela Winesburg says:

    I’d nominate the Heather ridge school in frederick, md

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  209. I’d nominate indian school park in phx, az

  210. Mary Hall says:

    I would nominate Lincoln Elementary school in Minot, ND, because although I’m not from Minot (I’ve never actually been there), they got some incredible flooding this summer and this school’s playground was wiped out. Those kids deserve a fun (and safe place) to play once their school is repaired!

  211. Duncan Elementary School!

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  214. Amanda S. says:

    I’d nominate my kids elementary school

  215. Brandi Westmoreland says:

    I would nominate JH Florence school in Mesquite, TX


  216. There is a school in Miami that I would love to see have a playground makeover. The area is very poor and it would be nice to see kids who don’t have much have a fun place to play.

  217. Jessica Applegate says:

    I would nominate Clepper Park in Cincinnati.

  218. robyn paris says:

    I would enter Kennedy School in RAritan nj

  219. Tonya Dean says:

    Our middle school could use it.


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  225. Crystal F says:

    I would nominate my girls’ elementary school. It’s playground could really use an update. thank you!

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  227. barbara wright says:

    Definitely, Southeast Raleigh High School needs that makeover! The track team has to run on a busy road because there is no track on school grounds.

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  231. Jennifer R says:

    I would love for our school to have a school wide community garden. I am not sure how that would work but it would be great for the kids. reejen at comcast dot net

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  233. Lyndsey R. says:

    I would nominate my son’s school, Alpine Elementary. His playground is retched!

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  235. Soha Molina says:
  236. HI I am so sorry to hear your town is still suffering I hope they are able to get the help they need .
    I would nominate Central Middle school in Oklahoma. Although it is a middle school they also school severe special needs children like my son and this would go a long way to help their program. The money would go a long way to help the special needs students expecially with teaching them ( RE) special olympics. My son is blind in both eyes with many other handicaps and they are teaching him to swim and teaching other children many other sports that the parents and Dr’s thought would never be possiable! It is really a great program. Thank you for the chance to win this give away I am sure who ever wins it will love it and again I hope your school is able to get the help they not only need but deserve. Trina

  237. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I would nominate blythe park in Bothell, WA

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  240. we have some in our small town here in Colorado that could use a great makeover, thanks for the entry

  241. Jennifer J says:

    the elementary school near my house, Chesterbrook Elementary.

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  244. Charity S says:

    The soccer field at my son’s school needs an overhaul.

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  248. I would nominate Severna Park Elementary

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  250. Thanks for the giveaway…Tonalea Elementary School – Scottsdale AZ could use an upgrade to their play space !

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  252. heather c says:

    I’d love to spruce up the playground of a local elementary school by having sun shades installed and replacing the wood mulch with something softer that doesn’t have splinters.

  253. heather c says:
  254. I don’t have any kids but what I’d do is ask my neighbor if her son’s school could use it.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  256. The playground at our local ECFE center needs help!

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