Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Vote every day for “Refresh Burwood Park & Pool” grant!

Jenny Wallace, Executive Director of Norwood Recreation, has applied for a $250,000 grant through the “Pepsi Refresh Project,” which is giving away a total of $1.3 million monthly in an online voting contest in which ideas and projects to improve communities around the country are submitted by individuals, businesses, and nonprofits. The Pepsi project is accepting 1,000 ideas each month this year in increments of $5k, $25k, $50k and $250k.

In brief, Norwood Recreation would use the grant to:

  1. Add adult exercise area to the park area
  2. Update the picnic area
  3. Update the Pool and Pool area
  4. Revitalize the entire Burwood Park facility

Visit the Norwood Recreation website to see a prototype of the proposed Burwood project.

How to secure the $250,000 grant for Norwood:

1. Vote religiously once a day every day this month by clicking here. Initially, you will be asked open an account by providing your email address, a password, birth date, etc.

2. Click on the email option directly below this blog and send it to every friend and family member in and out of Norwood so they can vote daily, too.

Two $250,000 grants will be awarded each month based solely on the number of online votes cast, so let’s all get crackin' to make sure Norwood Recreation is in the top two for February! And kudos to Jenny Wallace and everyone at the Norwood Recreation Commission for entering this contest.