Representatives from Jewel-Osco and Coke presented a $1,500 check to Central School to refurbish recreational spaces at the school as part of the Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools program.
Central Principal Kelly Krueger and fourth- and fifth-grade student council members accepted the gift during Friday morning flag-raising. student council members will participate in identifying improvement areas on their campus where students play, stay fit and are refreshed all school year long.
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The Sprite Spark Parks Project is a multiyear commitment to build and restore places where kids, teens, families and communities can get outside and get active. Through its work with kids, teens and parents, Sprite will put more than $2 million into building or revamping a minimum of 150 outdoor spaces throughout the country in 2011. These spaces include neighborhood parks, basketball courts, playgrounds and athletic fields.
Central was one of 12 schools in the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs to receive funds through this program to use toward purchasing new athletic equipment, playground improvements and more. Jewel-Osco representatives Phil Alcot and Sylvia Reinoce joined Coke representatives Jason Cunningham and Dave Lesiak in the presentation.
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