This post is sponsored by Let’s Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority by building and improving playgrounds and donating sports equipment to groups in need. Although I received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.

 

In our house, sports are very important. This year my 8-year-old son, Dylan has started playing tackle football. He has loved playing football so much. It is a tough sport, very demanding and serious even at the age of 8. He has grown a lot as a person in the last month just from playing football.  My daughter who is 11-years-old is playing travel soccer for the 3rd year. The best part of watching your kids play a sport is not seeing them win (that is just an added bonus). I am a firm believer that if you never lose at a game, you won't know how to overcome a loss.  I love watching them learn, improve, connect and become friends with their teammates each season.

because of sports
because of sports

 

 

There is something about comradery that every kid should experience. As a kid, I was a swimmer and played tennis. I still have very fond memories of being on a team and love passing that onto my kids.

Because of Sports

 

Being a sports mom, I am excited to tell you about the Let's Play initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group to provide kids and families with tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority. The Let's Play High School Makeover Challenge is a video contest sponsored by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group benefiting student-athletes at underfunded high schools in across the U.S. The winning school will receive $100,000 in brand-new athletic equipment.

Because of Sports

A few months back, student athletes (with the supervision of a parent or legal guardian) were encouraged to submit a 60-90 second video with the theme "Because of Sports". Dr Pepper Snapple Group selected its top 20 entries.

Because Of Sports

 

Ten finalists will be chosen by the public through a voting process which will take place from September 8-17, 2017. You can vote for your favorite video at this link - http://bit.ly/2wP8Nef - and then a panel of Dr Pepper Snapple and Good Sports representatives will choose the winner from the high schools with the top 10 votes, where the winning high school will receive $100,000 in athletic equipment. To find out more about the High School Makeover Challenge and how to get involved visit www.letsplay.com and follow along with the contest using the hashtag #LetsPlayHSMakeover. Three Chicago high Schools are in the final 20! How cool is that? Go vote!

 

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