Update - Take it to the Park, Coca-Cola ContestSubmitted by sbagetis on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 6:23pm
Update: I noticed today that our town park was added to the contest database, but is ineligible. Although probably moot for this contest, I have emailed the contest contact to request of them to reconsider our eligibility. To my understanding of the stated contest eligibility requirements, our park should be eligible. They have held this contest for a couple of years now, and at the very least, I want us to be eligible to compete the next time it is held. If anyone else would like to send an email, the address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have recently become aware that the Coca-Cola Company is holding a contest for "America's Favorite Park". Information about the contest can be found at https://parks.livepositively.com/parks/index.html#/about. I have submitted our town park to the contest park database, and as soon as we receive back verification that our park is eligible for the contest, we can start voting for our park. Contests Rules and FAQ can be found at https://parks.livepositively.com/parks/index.html#/contestfaq. The contest has started on June 6, 2013, and will end on July 15, 2013. The first three leading vote getters will receive $ 100,000, $ 50,000, and $ 25,000, respectively. A $ 15,000 award will be giving randomly to one of the 4th to 25th top positioned parks. I know it seems far fetch that a town as small as ours would have any chance to win this, but when you look at the current 25 leaders vote totals after the first 11 days of the contest, getting in the top 25 seems within reach. With a determined effort, and with the help of social media, who knows what could happen.