Fairfield, CA, April 03, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- City with the most nominations wins a grant for a local park through
park improvement campaign
This Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. for a third year. The city that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.
Local parks make Travis Air Force Base 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 Travis Air Force Base residents will have the opportunity to nominate our city to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements at a local park.
By visiting NRPA.org/BeInspired, park supporters can nominate our city. At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the grant funding. New this year, everyone who nominates a city will be entered into a drawing for a tablet outfitted for the outdoors.
"Friends of Family Services and Travis Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community, and the opportunity to receive this grant is greatly appreciated," said Lisa Rich, Auxiliary Officer for Friends of Family Services. "That's why we are excited about the opportunity to be part of the Parks Build Community Initiative to revitalize the park here at Travis Air Force Base. We encourage everyone to nominate Travis Air Force Base to be entered into this contest for a grant to support a park in need.”
“Supporting local parks is essential to the health and vitality of communities everywhere,” said Lori Robertson, NRPA Director of Conservation. “That’s why we are proud to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company to help fund critical park improvement projects in communities in need. We encourage everyone to join us in giving back to the places that shape so much of our lives by voting in this year’s Meet Me at the Park campaign.”
During April, a public service announcement (PSA) supporting the Meet Me at the Park campaign will be shared with audiences across Disney, including 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/beinspired. Additionally, Radio Disney will support the campaign with an on-air radio spot.
This Earth Month, Travis Air Force Base 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 #BeInspired.
For more information and to nominate your city, visit NRPA.org/BeInspired.
About Friends of Family Services
Friends of Family Services, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in support of military affiliated individuals and families living in Solano and surrounding counties. Friends of Family Services (FoFS) supports several areas of need such as military families with special needs; families experiencing separation due to mission requirements; volunteer recognition; violence prevention and awareness initiatives, and events throughout the year to promote sense of community.
About Travis Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation
Our Parks department is represented by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilitator for all quality of life programs on the installation. Outdoor Recreation oversees the community parks daily operations and programs events and gatherings frequently. Recreation involvement is partnering with the idea of getting 1 Million kids outdoors each year. This includes activity in our local parks and programs can be offered based on these activity enhancing events. Upgrading our park would allow us to synergize around this partnership for many years to come. Adapting parks to fulfill the needs of the community brings together Fit Families and falls within the motto of our recreation department. For more information on Travis Air force Base Outdoor Recreation, visit www.travisfss.com/odr/.
About The National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of nearly 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.