Coca-Cola Inspires Families To Get Outdoors This Summer *Giveaway*

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This is part of a compensated campaign with SheSpeaks and Coca-Cola.

As the weather continues to warm up, it’s very tempting to want to stay inside. In fact, I’m in the process of co-authoring an e-book and my section is all about cool, creative ways to get children outside. With technology competing for our children’s attention, it’s important that I am purposeful about getting them outside to play and learn about their environment, particularly their natural surroundings.

Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play

Moving from Los Angeles to Orange County was difficult for this city girl, but I knew in the long run it was best for our children.  We are surrounded by lush, well-maintained parks and open spaces for our children to get out, move around, and explore.  But this isn’t the case in many parts of the country. Having lived in Los Angeles most of my life, I saw the decline of our local parks due to lack of funding for upkeep and necessary aesthetic and/or safety improvements.

Take It To The Park

For the 4th year in a row, Coca-Cola has launched America Is Your Park, a campaign to inspire families to be active outdoors this summer. Through July 15th, families can vote for their favorite park to receive a recreation grant.  Coca-Cola aspires to get 3 million people moving this summer.  The more people move, the more they can earn votes for their favorite park. Here is how it works:

1.  Register at and link your Foursquare and MapMyFitness accounts

2.  Earn 10 votes each day by logging 20 minutes or more of physical activity

3.  Earn 5 votes per day by checking in to a park via Foursquare

4.  Earn 1 vote per day by visiting via your computer or smartphone

The last weekend to vote is July 13th and 14th, and on those days, votes will be doubled.

The three parks that receive the most votes will receive the following grant amounts:

1st Place: $100,000

2nd Place: $50,000

3rd Place: $25,000

An additional $15,00 grant will be awarded to a randomly selected park that has placed in the top 25 parks receiving the most votes

What do you and your family enjoy doing at the park?  Skateboarding? Playing sports? Hide & Seek?  Think about it because at the end, you’ll want to get creative for a fun outdoor giveaway! Our kids are still young so they enjoy the swings, slide, and simply running around to get their wiggles out. And when the weather isn’t terribly warm, you’ll find us picnicking on the grass under a shady tree!

Outdoor Play

All summer long, Coca-Coal will giveaway fitness activity trackers and up to 100,000 soccer balls online and at major events across the country.  Find the Coca-Cola Swelter Stopper or the Coca-Cola Happiness Trucks at locations across the country by visiting or following @HappinessTruck on Twitter.

Win It! To inspire you to get outside with your family, Coca-Cola will award one reader a prize pack which will include a $20 Subway gift card (why not host a family picnic in the park) and a Coca Cola beach ball.  Simply complete the Rafflecopter form and leave a comment with one way you like to get outside with your family. Comments will close on July 11th, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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71 Responses to “Coca-Cola Inspires Families To Get Outdoors This Summer *Giveaway*”

  1. Cheryl Abdelnour — July 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm


  2. Mary Happymommy — July 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    We like to go for hikes.

  3. TawndaM — July 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    just walking anywhere really…

  4. Stephanie V. — July 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    swimming and beach walks!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  5. Jessica To — July 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    We like riding bikes and playing cornhole.

  6. Amanda Sakovitz — July 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    we love playing tag football!

  7. Sandy VanHoey — July 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Lately it has been bike riding with my grandson

  8. Elena — July 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    We like biking

  9. Brandy — July 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    We love going to the beach and hiking

  10. Jennifer Marie — July 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    We love riding bikes.

  11. Nancy — July 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    We play golf!

  12. Jennifer T. — July 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    We love to take walks around our neighborhood.

  13. David — July 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    We take advantage of the trail network in our area to go on family bike rides.

  14. Danielle E — July 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    We take the dog to the park to walk and attend other events at the park.

  15. playing catch is fun

  16. Kathy S — July 5, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Our favorite summer thing to do is boating!

  17. susan — July 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    We enjoy evening walks and going to the beach.

  18. Michele Behlen — July 5, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I go outside with my grandson and play ball or watch him ride his four wheeler.

  19. Thomas Murphy — July 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    we like to go for bike rides.

  20. Cindy Navarro — July 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I like to get outside with my family during summer because school is out and we go to the park to play soccer jump run and just let our energy run through

  21. Janet W. — July 5, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    We love going on walks at the park and around our neighborhood!

  22. Jessie C. — July 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    we love biking together.

  23. Tamra H — July 5, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    We love taking our dog to the dog park

  24. Melissa Hartley — July 5, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    We play basketball or take the dog for a walk
    Thank you

  25. Devon F — July 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    we love going for walks & taking our daughter to the park

  26. Tabathia B — July 5, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    We go to the park and always take balls so that we can play kickball and soccer

  27. Donna W. — July 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Go to the beach and play!

  28. Kimberly Schotz — July 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    We enjoy swimming and biking together

  29. soha molina — July 5, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    going to the beach

  30. Laura Jacobson — July 5, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    OH we love to swim alot, and go and visit the local parks! Carter loves all the playgrounds!

  31. Patricia Wojnar Crowley — July 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    We love camping!

  32. Heather — July 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    We go to the local water park!

  33. Debra Hall — July 6, 2013 at 4:44 am

    i love working in the yard my son likes to water the flowers

  34. courtney b — July 6, 2013 at 5:43 am

    swimming in the pool

  35. JR FrugalMom — July 6, 2013 at 6:33 am

    We live in South Florida, so our favorite activity outside is definitely going to the beach in the early morning hours.

  36. nannypanpan — July 6, 2013 at 6:38 am

    we like to go swimming

  37. Janet F — July 6, 2013 at 7:12 am

    We like to go for fitness walks.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  38. Kristie — July 6, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I like gardening with my family 🙂

  39. Lori Z. — July 6, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Hiking in the mountains!

  40. Barbara Montag — July 6, 2013 at 8:31 am

    We love going for walks in the woods – thank you.

  41. Wild Orchid — July 6, 2013 at 9:12 am

    We love to hang out at our neighborhood park.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  42. Ashley Tucker — July 6, 2013 at 9:17 am

    We like to go running

  43. Dawn b — July 6, 2013 at 9:50 am

    We go to the pool and play a lot of basketball.

  44. lizzy — July 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

    We love to go swimming!

  45. Amy Z. — July 6, 2013 at 10:44 am

    We like taking walks together.

    flutterby2188 at yahoo dot com

  46. Ashley C — July 6, 2013 at 11:24 am

    We love going to the beach!

  47. Cindy Merrill — July 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    We love to go Wild Blueberry picking, the season has just started! Largest berries yet, must be all the rain we’ve had.

  48. April Yedinak — July 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Our favorite way to get outside is to go swimming. However, our most frequent outdoor activity is tennis. We do this several times a week.

  49. Kate — July 6, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I love to go out bike riding.

  50. Sara Floyd — July 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I love taking my daughter to the park in her stroller

  51. Sarah Hall — July 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I love going outside and playing Frisbee or basketball with the kids.

  52. Ellie W — July 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    We live right behind a field with baseball diamonds so we have pick up baseball games all the time.

  53. Deb K — July 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    We like to go to the park!

    • latanya — July 8, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      we like going to the park and walking

  54. steve weber — July 8, 2013 at 1:26 am

    going to the beach!

  55. rebecca shockley — July 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Going to the park for a picnic and swimming!

  56. Marci — July 8, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Taking a walk on the 11 mile paved loop trail!

  57. BeckyM — July 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Playing soccer and going to the beach!

  58. June Lisle — July 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    We love going to yard sales/flea markets and walking around, going to city events in the park, or walking around in the cute town 30 minutes away from us.

  59. June Lisle — July 8, 2013 at 5:53 pm
  60. latanya — July 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    we like going to the park and walking

  61. JW — July 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    taking walks

  62. Cynthia R — July 9, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    we like to spend time at neighborhood park

  63. Kitty — July 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    We like to go hiking!

  64. Melanie Montgomery — July 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    my hubby and I go kayaking

  65. Ashley — July 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    we like to swim!!

  66. Rachel C — July 10, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    going on bike rides

  67. laurie — July 10, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    we love swimming or playing baseball

  68. trixx — July 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    We like going to the park after dinner

  69. Lisa L — July 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    We love hiking together!

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