Your Vote Could Mean $100,000 for a Village 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.”

With so many great places in Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant, 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' 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 Mount Pleasant or Sturtevant 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, 2012 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.

The America Is Your Park campaign was developed in collaboration with the National Park Foundation, America's State Parks and the National Recreation and Park Association.

Chris Wright June 26, 2012 at 06:12 PM
If you are at Fireman's Park you can check in every 15 min through Foursquare and get 100 votes for each check-in. You can also vote as many times as you like online.
Heather Asiyanbi June 26, 2012 at 07:06 PM
That's awesome! I just put it out on social media - including 4Square!
Chris Wright June 27, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Fireman's Park has received about 1,100 votes in 24hrs. We still have a ways to go to make the top 25. Take 10 minutes during your lunch break and vote as many times as you can. If you live in Sturtevant and have a 4Square account add about 2 minutes to your drive and drive by the Park. Pull over long enough to check in and you the park gets 100 votes. You do have to go to the contest site and link your account to get your check in to count.
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