Bimbo to award new school playground as part of contest

by Eric Schroeder
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HORSHAM, PA. — Bimbo Bakeries USA, through its Sara Lee, Nature’s Harvest and Bimbo bread brands, has launched its “Eat Well, Play Happy” contest, which will award one winner a new playground for his or her school valued at $50,000.

“Recess and time outdoors are great sources of exercise and wellness, and critical in keeping kids happy and healthy,” said Marlene Sidhu, brand manager for Sara Lee bread. “We focus daily on the importance of eating healthy and great nutrition, but we also wanted to invest in the effort to encourage kids follow their natural instinct to get outside and get moving.”

To enter the contest, entrants 18 years and older will be asked to write an essay of 200 words or less in English or Spanish on why their school needs a new playground. In addition to winning a playground for their school, the winning entrant will win a backyard playground valued at $3,000. Contestants also may enter for a chance to win other prizes, including a bike with helmet, golf sets, skateboards and more. The seven-week contest ends Sept. 19.

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By Toni Posluszny 9/11/2014 6:42:39 AM
Bad Axe Elementary School provides as much as it can to enhance their students’ learning. However, with the consolidation of schools and grade shifting between buildings the elementary school is lacking in providing quality playground equipment. The current playground equipment is about eighteen years old. It is starting to need repairs or replacements. The school now has Kindergarten to Second Grade students, which the equipment is not as practical for. Plus, we have students with disabilities that are unable to play with their peers because of the set up of the playground. A group of teachers and parents has formed a group called Project Playground is working toward fixing, repairing, and revamping the facilities. Unfortunately, living in a small rural community budgets for this do not exist. Project Playground’s goal is to make our facility more accessible to all of your student and safer by revamping the current playground and adding on. We want to provide the best for our students by helping them use their creativity and imagination as well as learn through play. Through play we hope to foster friendships also.

By meaganne 8/29/2014 5:35:31 PM
my child has a little playground at her school and it is so boring so we were hoping we could win this contest