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$100,000 up for grabs with playground sweepstakes

Photo by Sheila McLain

Photo by Sheila McLain

ATLANTA -- What's a school playground without a slide, monkey bars or swing set? How old is the physical education equipment at the schools in your community?

Sprite is working to keep students physically active at school with the second Sprite Refresh Your School Playground Sweepstakes.

From now through Nov. 30, Sprite is giving schools across the United States the opportunity to win one of two $25,000 school playgrounds or one of 10, $5,000 runner-up prizes that can be used towards athletic equipment.

Community members can donate points to their schools by entering the code found on any of their 13 favorite participating Coca-Cola products at www.mycokerewards.com.

"We are excited to bring back the Sprite Refresh Your School Playground Sweepstakes to rally parents and community members to help schools obtain the physical fitness equipment students need to stay active,"

said Caren Pasquale Seckler of Coca-Cola North America. "Even more, all of the schools that receive donated points can use them for much needed sports equipment and school supplies through the My Coke Rewards for Schools program year round."

Schools registered in the My Coke Rewards program, and who receive donated points between October 1 and November 30, will be eligible to win one of two $25,000 playground makeovers made from recycled materials or one of 10, $5,000 prizes for athletic equipment. For every five My Coke Rewards points donated, the selected school will earn one sweepstakes entry to the Sprite Refresh Your School Playground Sweepstakes.

Sprite will work with the winning school to remove all old equipment and will design, ship and install the new playground. Schools that are not currently registered for the My Coke Rewards program can receive point donations, but will not earn entries for the sweepstakes unless officially registered by a school administrator. For more information on how to register a school please visit www.mycokerewards.com/schools.

Accredited K-12 public and private schools located within the 50 United States and the District of Columbia are eligible to take part in the My Coke Rewards for Schools program. A full list of eligible schools can be found at mycokerewards.com/schools. Schools must be registered in the program to receive points and to have the opportunity to redeem much needed supplies.

Community members are urged to contact their local school principal or a faculty staff member if their school is not registered. Additionally, members of the community are encouraged to register for My Coke Rewards and donate their My Coke Rewards points to their local schools to enable schools to get new equipment without tapping into their own budgets.

Schools do not have to carry Coca-Cola products to be eligible earn or receive My Coke Rewards points.