Melissa Rycroft and Banana Boat® Offer Families Fun in the Sun with Unconditional Fun Sweepstakes

Banana Boat®, Melissa Rycroft and Great Wolf Lodge® partner to offer an ultimate family getaway

May 21, 2013, 08:00 ET from Energizer Personal Care/Banana Boat® Sunscreen

SHELTON, Conn., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Energizer Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat® sunscreen—in partnership with Great Wolf Lodge® Waterpark Resorts, North America's largest family of indoor/outdoor waterpark resorts, and "Dancing with the Stars: All Stars" champion Melissa Rycroft—today announced the launch of the Unconditional Fun Sweepstakes to celebrate the Banana Boat® ultimate fun family. 


Summer is a time when families join together to have fun and experience memorable moments, and Banana Boat® sunscreen wants to help families create and experience these moments while protecting their skin in "7 Conditions"*– sun, pool water, ocean water, wind, sweat, sand and extreme heat. Banana Boat® sun care products are tested in these 7 conditions to provide safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection for the entire family. Banana Boat® sunscreen and Melissa Rycroft are encouraging families to enjoy their time together outdoors, and to do so with proper sun protection.

"As the mother of an active two-year-old, I spend a lot of time running around outside with my family," said "Dancing with the Stars" alum Melissa Rycroft. "I like the idea of building a tradition of family fun in the sun, and doing so while staying protected from the elements is top of mind for me." 

The Banana Boat® Unconditional Fun Sweepstakes gives families multiple chances to win summer fun prizes through weekly giveaways hosted on the Banana Boat® sunscreen Facebook fan page. Users are encouraged to upload a photo of their family having fun in any one of the Banana Boat® sunscreen 7 Conditions to the Facebook page or visit the Facebook fan page to view photos and enter for a chance to win the fun family prize that reflects that week's featured condition. Prizes include an outdoor swing set, an inflatable waterpark, and many more!

To celebrate the creation of family traditions, Great Wolf Lodge® Waterpark Resorts is joining Banana Boat® sunscreen in the sweepstakes by offering fun families the chance to win the ultimate four-day, three-night family getaway to any of the ten U.S. Great Wolf Lodge® Waterpark Resorts locations.

"Great Wolf Lodge® Waterpark Resorts is delighted to be working with Banana Boat® sunscreen to allow families to come together and have a good time at one of our lodges," said Nikki Donofrio, Senior Vice President of Strategic Brand Marketing at Great Wolf Lodge® Waterpark Resorts. "We look forward to providing family fun inside and out for the ultimate fun family."

The Unconditional Fun Sweepstakes comes on the heels of the release of two new Banana Boat® sunscreen lotions — Banana Boat® Protect & Hydrate sunscreen lotion which combines aloe with antioxidant Vitamins C & E to maintain 100% of skin's natural moisture, and Banana Boat® Sport Performance® CoolZone™ sunscreen lotion which instantly cools and refreshes the skin on contact.

"Family fun is best enjoyed when everyone involved is protected from the sun's harmful UV rays," said Carla Luca, Senior Brand Manager of Banana Boat® brand sunscreens. "Whether it's enjoying family time at the beach or in the park, we've got you covered."

To learn more about your family can have fun in the sun while protecting your skin in the "7 Conditions," visit or

*Broad spectrum products do not include tanning, oil or SPF 100 products
**Melissa Rycroft is a paid sponsor of Energizer Personal Care.

About Banana Boat® Brand
The Banana Boat® brand offers a wide range of product options that provide today's busy family with reliable sun protection without worry, so the fun can go on and on.  The advanced technology in Banana Boat® sunscreen products provides effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that won't break down in the sun.  Banana Boat® products have carried The Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation for almost two decades. 

About Energizer Personal Care
A leading manufacturer of health and beauty products around the world, Energizer Personal Care is a division of Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ENR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Energizer Personal Care markets products in more than 100 countries worldwide under the Playtex®, Playtex Sport®, Playtex Gentle Glide®, Skintimate® and Schick® brands.  Playtex and all other trademarks are licensed or owned by Energizer or its affiliates. 

About Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.®, Madison, Wis., is North America's largest family of indoor/outdoor waterpark resorts and, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge® brand.  Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company with Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Cincinnati/Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash.; and Charlotte/Concord, N.C.  Through Great Wolf Resorts' environmental sustainability program, Project Green Wolf™, the company is the first and only national hotel chain to have all US properties Green Seal™ Certified – Silver.

The company's resorts are family-oriented destination facilities that generally feature 300 – 600 rooms and a large indoor entertainment area measuring 40,000 – 100,000 square feet.  The all-suite properties offer a variety of room styles, arcade/game rooms, fitness rooms, themed restaurants, spas, supervised children's activities and other amenities.  Additional information may be found on the company's online media center.

SOURCE Energizer Personal Care/Banana Boat® Sunscreen