SANATOGA PA – Beginning today (Wednesday, July 1, 2015), residents of Lower, Upper and West Pottsgrove can get in a healthy walk and also help their township parks win a $10,000 prize for improvements under a contest sponsored throughout July by the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation.
Sanatoga Park in Lower Pottsgrove, Hollenbach Park in Upper Pottsgrove, and Old Timers Field in West Pottsgrove are among 14 parks and nature sites participating in the foundation’s second annual “On Your Park, Get Set, Go!” contest.
The foundation is encouraging area residents and visitors to take in one or all of the 14 with a brisk walk, a leisurely stroll, a fun field game, or any other way they prefer to get some exercise. Then go online to its Mission Healthy Living page on Facebook, here, to cast a vote for your favorite park.
Votes can also cast their ballots by uploading a selfie they’ve taken at the park to the Facebook site, or by scanning a QR code on signs posted throughout each park; see the rules for specifics. Voting is allowed once daily per individual for each day in July.
The foundation is encouraging visitors to donate to the parks as well, and it pledges to match each donation dollar-for-dollar up to a maximum of $2,000 per park. Either way, it hopes, local parks and their users win.