For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company – including Disney, ABC Television Group, and ESPN – to help fund local park improvement projects across the country through the national “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month Campaign. The town that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.
Local parks make Greece a better place to live and shape so many of our lives. Parks are essential to our town’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 1st to April 30th, Greece residents will have the opportunity to nominate our town to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements at a local park.
By visiting NRPA.org/Disney, park supporters can nominate the Town of Greece. At the end of April, the town with the most nominations will receive the grant funding. Everyone who nominates a town will be entered into a drawing for a GoPro Prize Pack.
“Throughout my career, I have supported parks as a way to improve quality of life” said Supervisor Reilich. “In Greece, we have over 300 hundred acres of parkland available to us. These include playgrounds, trails, open space and athletic fields. Our parks have become gathering spaces for those young and old of any ability and it is my goal to keep improving these local treasures”.
“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 at www.NRPA.org/DisneyMeetMeAtThePark. Additionally, Radio Disney will support the campaign with an on-air radio spot.
This Earth Month, Greece can show what parks mean to our community by nominating our great town. Encourage your friends to nominate our town by taking a selfie in your favorite park and using the hashtags #MeetMeAtThePark, #Parkies and #CelebrateEarth.
For more information and to nominate your town, visit www.NRPA.org/DisneyMeetMeAtThePark.