Monday, August 9, 2010

Vote! PA National, State Parks Could Benefit From Coca-Cola Live Positively Initiative

One of five national and State Parks in Pennsylvania could benefit from a $100,000 recreation grant if you vote through the Coca-Cola Live Positively initiative.
The parks in Pennsylvania include: Valley Forge National Historical Park, Flight 93 National Memorial, Norristown Farm Park, Oil Creek State Park, Gettysburg National Military Park and Steamtown National Historic Site.
Vote by August 31.
“We understand that more families are looking for ways to have fun and be active together, but might lack the resources or an outside space to do so,” said Katie J. Bayne, President and General Manager, Sparkling Beverages, Coca-Cola North America. “Coca-Cola has supported America’s national parks for the past 40 years through campaigns like this because of our belief that everyone needs a place to play and spend time with family and friends.”
Through online engagement and community grants, Coca-Cola is donating more than $500,000 to national, state and local parks across the country to restore or rebuild places for people of all ages to play.
The campaign also encourages people to support the national and state parks system by voting for their favorite park on through August 31 or coming out to local park health and wellness events that Coca-Cola will host this summer – all with the goal of making their communities a better place to live.
Through the support of individual parks and the partnership with the National Park Foundation, Coca-Cola has donated more than $13 million for restoration and renovation of our country’s parks, including the restoration of more than 260 miles of “Active Trails” for families to hike and explore, and is developing the first sustainable recycling program at The National Mall, a national park in the heart of the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C.
“The rewards of our long-standing partnership with Coca-Cola lie in hundreds of miles of restored hiking trails, renovated landmarks and millions of dollars in renovated park facilities provided throughout the years,” said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO, National Park Foundation. “The positive impact of ‘America Is Your Park’ and similar campaigns will be felt for years to come by families who will have improved facilities to be active and have fun outdoors.”
Visit Coca-Cola's website for more information.
This initiative is supported by the PA Parks and Forests Foundation.

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