I have a son who loves running track. It is inspiring to see him lacing up those shoes and taking off!
As parents, it is fun to see our kids using their gifts and enjoying the outdoors. Sometimes it is hard to afford some of the extras that our kids need when they choose to do sports. There are registration fees and equipment…all kinds of expenses. Still, we know it is worth it and we do the best we can.
So what brought that on? Well, I just heard about The HERSHEY®’S Track & Field Games, and I was thinking that I do appreciate it when companies sponsor activities that support fitness for our kids–so I am happy to share this info with you.
I took a look at The HERSHEY®’S Track & Field Games website and I saw several open track meets just in our area. You can look up events by zip code and contact emails are provided…it looks great to me.
So lace up your children’s favorite pair of sneakers and get ready to cheer them on at the finish line! To learn more about HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games, and to find a local event in your area, please visit www.hersheystrackandfield.com.
And, I received a HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games prize pack, with a drawstring backpack, visor, water bottle and rubber band shoelace stoppers and I get to giveaway another prize pack!
More info: “Since 1978, The HERSHEY®’S Track & Field Games has helped more than 10 million children get active and learn valuable lessons such as sportsmanship and hard work. Now in its 34th year, HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games hosts thousands of boys and girls, ages 9 to 14, in nearly 4,000 North American communities. They will compete this spring and summer in track and field events ranging from the standing long jump and softball throw to a variety of running and relay races – and all at no cost of entry. All you need is a pair of shoes.
The program culminates each year with the HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games North American Final Meet in Hershey, Pa. Held each year in August, the North American Final Meet hosts 450 outstanding young participants in a fun and exciting, all-expenses paid weekend trip to Hershey. During the weekend, participants tour the world’s largest chocolate factory and visit Hersheypark amusement park, among other exciting activities.
Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis and Olympic decathlon legend Rafer Johnson will again return as HERSHEY’s Track & Field Games ambassadors in 2011.
To further encourage physical activity among kids and families, Hershey is teaming up with the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program to collect old, worn-out athletic shoes to be recycled into Nike Grind, a material used in creating athletic and playground surfaces, as well as select Nike products. Program participants will be invited to bring used athletic shoes to state and provincial meets, which will then be recycled into Nike Grind. A HERSHEY’s Track & Field Games playground will be awarded to a participating local community as part of the program’s work with Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program. Since its inception in the early 1990’s, Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program has recycled more than 25 million pairs of athletic shoes into Nike Grind.”
Want to win a HERSHEY’s Track & Field Games prize pack?
Mandatory Entry: Tell me what sports your family participates in. Or, Visit www.hersheystrackandfield.com and find a meet close to your family and tell me that you did!
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I will choose a random winner on 4/20/11. Please remember to leave a way for me to contact you in your comments!
I was provided with one prize pack to keep and one to give away from The Hershey Company, as part of the MyBlogSpark program.