Sprite Spark Parks Project And $50 GC Giveaway

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Where do teens, young adults and families go to have fun and blow off some steam in your neighborhood? Perhaps a park or a basketball court? We’re fortunate, the parks and courts in my area are in decent shape. There have been a few times on my trips to the airport that I saw parks and courts in the Philly area that were completely unusable or in really, really bad shape. It’s a shame, because I think people are healthier when they have a way to exercise and blow off steam, especially when it’s with family or community members. There is still hope for these parks and courts, thanks to the Sprite Spark Parks Project.

The Sprite Spark Parks Project is a multi-year commitment to build and restore play environments where teens, families and neighbors can get outside and be active. The big idea: play, be active, be inspired and have fun. The campaign kicked off several weeks ago where readers had the opportunity to nominate their courts and now your vote is needed to determine which parks will get the funding. At least 21 courts will receive funding for items such as new rims, backboards, blacktop surfaces and art installations created by local artists to inspire play. If you want one of those refurbished courts to be accessible for your child, all you have to do is head to The Sprite Facebook Page and VOTE!

Voters are eligible to win prizes too! The Grand Prize is a trip for 2 to the NBA All-Star 2012 – including air transportation, hotel & tickets to the NBA 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday and the 61st NBA All-Star Game played on Sunday and some spending money. Other prizes include Sprite for a year and $100 gift cards.

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a $50 Nike.com gift card.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter visit the Sprite Spark parks page and then leave a comment here telling me why you think play is important OR what makes a playspace inspiring.

BONUS ENTRIES – LOTS OF THEM!

1 – Leave a comment on MY NEW FACEBOOK PAGE stating which giveaway you’re entering. (sidebar)
1 – Subscribe to my newsletter. (sidebar)
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1 – Follow me on Twitter AND leave your Twitter name here. (sidebar)
1 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here.
1 – Place my button on your blog. (in sidebar)
1 – Visit one of my other blogs – From Val’s Kitchen, Val’s Views, Game Review Network and Living With Special Needs – and leave a comment on any post there. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned there. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry.
1 – Visit HereAndThere.US (my Mom) and leave a comment on any post there. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned on my Mom’s blog. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry. Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

The winner will be selected using the “And the winner is” plugin. US and Canada addresses only please, no PO Boxes. This contest will end on Monday 06/06/11 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!

The prize was provided by The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this sweepstakes. I received a GC as thanks for my participation. As always, my opinions are my own.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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70 comments

Mami2jcn May 25, 2011 - 6:52 am

Play is important because kids need to let off steam and also get exercise in the process.

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Becky M May 25, 2011 - 9:07 am

Play is important to stay active and stay in shape!

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Beth Horn May 25, 2011 - 10:09 am

I think play is sooo important to be active, healthy and have fun at the same time.

pat.navymom May 25, 2011 - 10:15 am

Playgrounds are important everywhere–not only in cities but in local neighborhoods.

Jennifer May 25, 2011 - 10:44 am

I think play is important because it allows children to get the exercise they need to stay fit and healthy!

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Lisa May 25, 2011 - 10:22 pm

I think play is important because kids need exercise and they need to have some unorganized fun and just be kids.

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Huguette English May 26, 2011 - 9:14 am

I think it’s important for fun and health.
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Kimberly Ray May 26, 2011 - 11:44 pm

It is important for health in both kids and adults. A playplace needs to have lots of space so kids can run free.
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Vicki Wurgler May 29, 2011 - 2:42 pm

exercise is very important as is how to interact with other kids

Vicki Wurgler May 29, 2011 - 2:45 pm

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Staci A May 29, 2011 - 7:34 pm

Play is so important because it teaches kids to be confident while having fun and it allows them to exercise without really realizing it.

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karenM May 31, 2011 - 11:31 am

Kids now a days don’t play outdoors like I did years ago, it was always a daily ball game in the nearby field, or simple games that did not involve anything techie. The idea of the Sprite Spark Park Project is for families to stay active and healthy by refreshing spaces all across the country. Not only are you keeping your family active, but supporting a healthy lifestyle along with your community.

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Marci May 31, 2011 - 6:08 pm

Play is so important to all children. It helps to develop not only their bodies but also their minds.

Marci May 31, 2011 - 6:09 pm

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Barbara M May 31, 2011 - 10:19 pm

Visited the Sprite Spark parks page (Barbara Montag).
Play is so important because it helps develop imagination, also with social skills.
Thank you.
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Barbara M May 31, 2011 - 10:20 pm

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JamericanSpice June 1, 2011 - 11:41 am

I visited the page.

Play is important because it helps the brain grow and make connections with things (learning) and people (relationships)

It’s just exercise in a fun way and it’s healthy all round.

sandra June 1, 2011 - 12:57 pm

play is important for both physical and mental stimulation

jen June 1, 2011 - 5:42 pm

Play is important because it’s a great outlet for stress!

angie June 1, 2011 - 8:55 pm

play is early social life and without it I social interaction as we get older is not always easy that is my opinion
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Lori Z. June 2, 2011 - 9:43 am

Play is how kids make sense of the world around them.

Marj M. June 2, 2011 - 5:03 pm

I believe a play space should have plenty of space for plenty of toys that spark a childs imagination and learning to play well with others.
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Ruth Hill June 4, 2011 - 5:36 pm

Play is important because it inspires creativity and gets your body going.

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Cori Westphal June 6, 2011 - 12:32 am

Oh man all work and no play makes ANYBODY a dull boy (or girl)! I think the best way to get out of a bad mood is to work it out of your body. Kids included! Having a bad day? Try hanging upside down on the monkey bars and see how long you stay crabby!

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Deanna G. June 6, 2011 - 6:50 am

Play is important because it helps kids relieve stress & get some physical activity.

Deanna G. June 6, 2011 - 10:52 am

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