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Posted on: August 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Project at Starcke Park East Competing for Perk Your Park Grant

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SEGUIN, Texas – Max Starcke Park East has been selected as 1 of 9 park projects in the 2023 Niagara Perk Your Park Campaign from Niagara Bottling through its charitable program, Niagara Cares, and in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

With the community’s support, the City of Seguin has a chance to win a $75,000 grant to assist with rebuilding the beloved Kids Kingdom playground that was removed from the park this past spring due to safety issues. Winning this grant will help the City construct a brand new, all-inclusive playground in its place. The play structure will also include four accessible play features for children with disabilities.

Out of the 9 cities competing in the campaign, the top 3 park projects with the most votes will win $75,000 each.

Let’s come together as a community and perk Max Starcke Park East! Beginning Monday, August 7, visit https://uqr.to/MaxStarckePark to select our playground project!  The public is urged to visit this website and vote for Max Starcke Park once per day, (everyday!) through Sept. 18, 2023. 

“The community of Seguin came together in 1995 to build the Kids Kingdom Playscape with their own hands.  Today, we are asking residents to use their "fingers" and vote daily in support of this grant effort, said Seguin Parks and Recreation Director Jack Jones.

The Perk Your Park Campaign is part of the Niagara Perk Your Park Project, an initiative that focuses on park and community space revitalization across the country. 

Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Headquartered in Diamond Bar, CA, Niagara operates bottling facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico. As a leading beverage manufacturer in the U.S., Niagara Bottling works closely with some of the largest beverage brands, retailers, grocers, club and convenience stores throughout the country. Niagara produces a variety of beverages including bottled water, sparkling, vitamin and flavored water, teas, sports drinks, ready-to-drink coffee, protein drinks and non-dairy milk products. For more information, visit niagarawater.com.

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this vision by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit parksandrecreation.org.

Niagara Cares is a philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling, committed to supporting local and national community initiatives by engaging stakeholders and investing its resources for disadvantaged children and their families. Niagara Cares initiatives include national strategic partnerships, local community grants, employee engagement, volunteerism and the Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Scholarship Program. For more information, visit niagarawater.com/niagara-cares.

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