Tony the Tiger is still GREAT…Earn your strips and help PLANT A SEED and BUILD A FIELD

Mom Central teamed up with Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes back in January to let our community know about its Earn Your Stripes (EYS) field renovation program that aimed to renovate neighborhood sports fields across the U.S. Since that time, thousands of fields were nominated some with as many as 700,000 supporters! Those fields have now been narrowed down to 100 finalists and your vote will help determine the winning fields.

The semifinalist fields were chosen based on the feasibility of the field makeover, the location and age of the field, how often it gets used, how many events take place, what teams use it, the number of other athletic fields in the community,  the demand, condition, and the impact a field renovation would have on the community.

From May 1st through the 31st, you can vote for your favorite semifinalist field at www.frostedflakes.com. Do you have a field in your area that got nominated or do you like one with a particularly compelling story? We found a playing field close to the Mom Central office! Those who nominated these fields described the conditions as having inadequate grass, equipment, uneven playing surfaces and other problems.  These renovations will help to build community and provide better places for kids to stay active and play.

Go to the Frosted Flakes site and click HERE to create a personalized seed pack that would feature your kiddo, andyou could even enter in their gallery of photos!

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Plantation Athletic Club New Orleans, LA
Submitted by Tracey
We are a self supporting park, in this economic crunch that is struggling because of the recent tragedies that have struck our area. This field is important to the community because: it has offered a great spirit of good sportsmanship for many years and created promising athletes with a strong sense of charater.
This field is in poor condition because: of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and most recently snow in December.
This field’s restoration will help the community because: it does not ask financial support from tax payers that do not use the park. Our only source of keeping the park running is thru the patrons that use it. Before Katrina struck the New Orleans area, the park was flourishing and was going to develop new fields. Due to the storm, we lost almost half of the familes that used the park. The concession stand was blown down, lights were down and fencing and fields were ruined. We knew we had to make things normal and worked to build the park back up. We were still struggling but managed to get a new concession stand and were not treated fairly by the builder. Then Gustave happened, destroying once again lights,fencing and flipped the office trailer which is still on its side.
ADDED February 1, 2009
VOTES 3041
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