ST. LOUIS, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tails will be wagging in anticipation over the next six weeks, as seven community dog parks across the country are vying for a Dream Dog Park makeover through the Beneful Dream Dog Park promotion. Today through November 1, dog lovers can help decide which of the seven parks will receive $30,000 for park improvements by heading to Walmart.com/Beneful. In addition to the monetary donation, the dog park that receives the most votes by November 1 will also receive dog park equipment valued at up to $5,000 and hands-on volunteer support from the Beneful Dream Dog Park team.
The Lucky Seven
Dog parks from seven communities are participating in the special promotion, including:
- Boomer Street Dog Park near Milwaukee, Wisconsin;
- Broad Ripple Dog Park in Indianapolis, Indiana;
- Leash Free Zone Dog Park near Dallas, Texas;
- Millbrook Dog Park in Raleigh, North Carolina;
- PAW Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
- Piedmont Park Dog Park in Atlanta, Georgia;
- Swope Dog Park in Kansas City, Missouri.
Each dog park has its own unique features and needs for improvements. Depending on which park is ultimately selected via votes, the $30,000 donation could be used towards many different types of enhancement projects– from extra benches and tables, to shade structures and landscaping, to water features and agility equipment – to meet the dreams and desires of local dogs and owners.
"Dog parks strengthen the bond between us and our dogs. I know first-hand because my dog Coach and I love our local dog park and spend a lot of quality time there," said James Sun, Beneful brand manager. "That's what the Beneful Dream Dog Park Project and this special promotion are all about – helping make an impact and ensuring dogs and owners have a special place to spend time together and socialize."
Cast a Vote
Dog lovers everywhere can weigh in daily with their votes. They should visit Walmart.com/Beneful to learn about the promotion and the seven participating dog parks. Votes can be cast daily by sharing a post on Twitter or Instagram using both #BenefulDogPark and the desired park's promotion-specific hashtag:
- Boomer Street Dog Park near Milwaukee, Wisconsin: #BenefulDogPark #Milwaukee
- Broad Ripple Dog Park in Indianapolis, Indiana: #BenefulDogPark and #Indianapolis
- Millbrook Dog Park in Raleigh, North Carolina: #BenefulDogPark and #Raleigh
- Leash Free Zone Dog Park near Dallas, Texas: #BenefulDogPark and #Dallas
- PAW Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: #BenefulDogPark and #OklahomaCity
- Piedmont Park Dog Park in Atlanta, Georgia: #BenefulDogPark and #Atlanta
- Swope Dog Park in Kansas City, Missouri: #BenefulDogPark and #KansasCity
To celebrate Beneful's new dry food recipes – which offer real beef and chicken as the number one ingredient – and the dog park promotion, the Beneful team will be hosting special events at select Walmart stores October 1-2. Check out the event list on Walmart.com to see if the team will be in your neighborhood where you can join them to cast your vote and receive a sample of the new Beneful dry food, while supplies last.
Since launching the Beneful Dream Dog Park Project six years ago, the Beneful team has provided more than $2 million in funding to build new dog parks and improve existing ones in more than 20 communities nationwide. To learn more about Beneful's Dream Dog Park Project and the community dog parks it's supported, or read up on its variety of healthy dog foods and treats, visit Beneful.com. The Beneful team also shares out ongoing #DreamDogPark updates on social media – follow and connect with the team on Facebook.com/Beneful, and @Beneful on Instagram and Twitter.
Promotion begins at 9:00:01 a.m. ET on September 15, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on November 1, 2016. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 18 years of age or older at time of participation. No purchase necessary to participate. Limit of one (1) vote per person, per Twitter or Instagram account, per day, throughout the promotion period. For full details and official rules, please visit Walmart.com/Beneful.Sponsored by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, MO 63164.
About Beneful Brand Dog Food
Manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Beneful brand dog food offers a full line of wet and dry formulas that offer a perfect balance of taste and nutrition. Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premier global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.
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