Your Vote Could Mean $100,000 for a Fox Point or Bayside Park
Third annual 'America Is Your Park' campaign rallies residents around their community parks to vote to their neighborhood park as “America’s Favorite Park.”
As Ellsworth Park recently got its own Little Free Library, and a the parking lot was repaved at Doctors Park, here's a great opportunity to help your favorite park win up to $100,000 and the prestigious title of “America’s Favorite Park!” All city, state and national parks in the United States are eligible to win.
This summer, Coca-Cola is rallying people to cast a “swing vote” for their favorite park candidate. The grand prize? A sweet $100,000, which could go a long way in checking off a few items on the parks' "To Do" list.
With the click of a button, park goers can change their communities by voting for their favorite park to win the title of “America’s Favorite Park.” Also at stake is a $100,000 recreation grant made possible by the Coca-Cola Live Positively initiative.
“Parks are the anchors of our communities, but budget cuts have left them with little funds for restoration,” said Celeste Bottorff, Vice President, Living Well, Coca-Cola North America. “Through the Coca-Cola America Is Your Park campaign, a small action today can turn your favorite park into a better place to play tomorrow. So whether it’s an evening walk or a day of family fun, get out and play in the park – and vote to help your favorite win.”
To make a Fox Point or Bayside park an 'America's Favorite,' visit LivePositively.com/parks to earn one vote per click for your favorite park. People can also earn 100 votes each time they “check in” on Four Square from the park. More details on how to vote from the park are available on the website.
The three parks that receive the most votes by July 15 will be awarded recreation grants in the following amounts: First Place – $100,000; Second Place – $50,000; and Third Place – $25,000. In addition, a $15,000 grant will be awarded at random to another park that places in one of the remaining top 25 spots. These recreation grants are provided to help restore, rebuild or enhance activity areas in parks where people can play and be active.