I’m a big believer in the idea that sports can make any young dude or dudette’s life safer, more secure and better. Playing sports is an almost surefire way to help reach a better life, not just because of how you play, but because of the skills and character you develop as a player both on and off the court.
Of course, for you to really reach your potential, you will need some good equipment. Which is one reason why cities and other local governments put up parks. Well, here in Charlotte, we’ve got Frazier Park. It’s got a basketball area, but it’s more than a little run down and needs some help the city’s just not going to cough up.
So I guess it’s a good idea that Sprite is around. Yeah, I know. I can hardly believe it either. Still, here’s the deal.
Sprite and the National Recreation and Parks Association have identified 25 courts (including Charlotte’s Frazier Park) across the country to receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to be used to refurbish rims, backboards, lights, benches, playing surfaces, etc. – sparking new life in these active public spaces.
As you can tell, Frazier Park needs the refresh.
The good news is that Frazier Park will be getting some money to refresh the playing area. The better news is that it might be getting a lot more, like $15,000 to really go to town. But to get all those Benjamins, the park needs your help.
Normally, you’d have to buy a Sprite and then go to SpriteSparkParks.com and enter the code you found under the cap of the Sprite. However, because I love you dudes so much, and because, frankly, somebody sent me some information on this and I thought it would be a good idea to run it, I’ve got a special code you can use once a day from now until May 31. No need to buy a Sprite if you want to help Frazier Park win $15,000.
Now, if you go to SpriteSparkParks.com, all you have to do is enter spriteparksvote. Again, that code can be used by you only once per day from now until May 31. The good news is that anyone can use it. So those once per days can really add up, if a whole bunch of you decide to get off your duffs and help a park out.
It’s not that hard, dudes. Just click, type a bit, and then come back tomorrow and do the same. Let’s help Charlotte’s own Frazier Park start looking better, attracting more of the young dudes to its new surface, and helping more of them begin to earn the benefits that come from playing sports.
Remember: type in spriteparksvote when you go to SpriteSparkParks.com.