Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Let’s Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority by building and improving playgrounds and donating sports equipment to groups in need. Although I received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.
As a mom of two, I realize how important active play is to a child and to their family. My kids are lucky enough to be in a school district that has a lot of great equipment and a lot of wonderful support. I, however, know the hardships of attending a great school in a not so great neighborhood. It is hard to get funding and donations, when most of your residents are facing financial hardships of their own!
The Let’s Play High School Makeover Challenge is a video contest sponsored by Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Good Sports, benefiting student-athletes at underfunded high schools across the U.S. The winning school will receive $100,000 in brand-new athletic equipment.
Student-athletes, coaches and Phys Ed teachers were asked to submit a 60-90 second video that helps people understand their need for new equipment and that also shows what they have accomplished “Because of sports…”, which is the contest’s main theme!
The submissions have been narrowed down to the top 20 candidates and the voting period will be from September 8-17! You will be able to view the video submissions and vote here! Your voting will determine the top 10 finalists! The top finalist will receive $100,000 in new athletic equipment!
Let’s Play has donated more than $4.5 million in brand-new sports equipment over the past three years as part of Dr Pepper Snapple’s $38.5 million commitment by 2020 to bring active play to kids in need. The Let’s Play High School Makeover Challenge is the largest one-time donation Dr Pepper Snapple has made as part of the company’s Let’s Play initiative.
Because of sports, my brother won a grant that allowed him to attend college. Because of sports, I was able to make friends and join a team. Because of sports, my nephew knows that he wants to study Sports Medicine.
Not all kids play sports and that’s ok, but those that do learn about hard-work, teamwork and often forge bonds that last a lifetime!
Please, take a moment to vote for your favorite submission here! You’ll help a local school, local kids and a neighborhood in need!
Be sure to follow along with the contest using the hashtag #LetsPlayHSMakeover!