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Nominate Centennial to Receive a $20,000 Grant During Earth Month

04/02/2018
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For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company to help fund local park improvement projects across the country through the national “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign. The city that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.

Local parks make Centennial a better place to live and shape so many of our lives. Parks are essential to our city’s health and wellbeing. They provide safe places to be active and enjoy nature—and they help preserve the environment and bring people together. That’s why from April 1 to April 30 Centennial  residents will have the opportunity to nominate our city to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements at Centennial Center Park. 

By visiting NRPA.org/Disney, park supporters can nominate our city. At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the grant funding. Everyone who nominates a city will be entered into a drawing for a GoPro Prize Pack.

“If the City of Centennial was fortunate enough to receive this grant, we would invest the funds into our Centennial Center Park. This Park has proven to be a destination for residents and visitors throughout the region and we welcome the opportunity to continue to improve upon a community favorite,” says Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko.

“At NRPA we believe everyone deserves a great park. That’s why we’re proud to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company on this campaign,” said Lori Robertson, NRPA director of conservation. “Everyone is encouraged to join us in giving back to the places that shape so much of our lives by participating in this year’s campaign. A nomination for your favorite park is all it takes.”  

During April, a public service announcement (PSA) supporting the Meet Me at the Park campaign will be shared with audiences across Disney, including ESPN, ABC Television Network, ABC-owned and affiliate stations, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, the ABC app and other digital platforms. The PSA will also be available to view on the voting site. Additionally, Radio Disney will support the campaign with an on-air radio spot. 

This Earth Month, Centennial can show what parks mean to our community by nominating our great city. Encourage your friends to nominate our city by taking a selfie in your favorite park and using the hashtags #MeetMeAtThePark, #Parkies and #CelebrateEarth. 

For more information and to nominate your city, visit www.NRPA.org/DisneyMeetMeAtThePark.

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