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.

493 thoughts on “Help a Local School with Sprite Spark Parks Project {Giveaway}”

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

  2. I’d nominate the playground and outdoor space at Weinland Park Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio. Thanks!

    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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


  6. i would nomiate my sons school- they need to redo the outdoor learning center and do upgrades to the lake and animals
    tcogbill at live dot com

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

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 The playground at my son’s elementary school seems really outdated to me and could use some new equipment!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

  9. 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

  10. 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.
    momsholidaycooking at gmail dot com

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

  13. 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!!!

    amy rouse
    dropastitch at yahoo dot com

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.


  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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

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

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  21. 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

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

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  23. 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.

  24. 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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