Munro Park one of four finalists in running for $250,000
Munro Park is one of four finalists in the Kraft Project Play competition which will award a $250,000 grand prize.
In a release, officials with Kraft Project Play said they received 705 nominations from across Canada, and from those, Munro Park in North Sydney, Portlock Park in Salt Spring, B.C., White Oaks Park in London, Ont., and Swilers Rugby Club in St. John's, N.L., have been selected as the finalists.
In addition to the grand prize of $250,000 for a recreation facility upgrade, the three runners-up will each receive $25,000.
Voting to select the winner will take place online at KraftProjectPlay.com starting on Aug. 17 at 1 p. m. AT and closing Aug. 19 at 12: 59 a. m. AT.
Voting is unlimited, so Canadians can vote for their favourite finalist as often as they want.
The grand prize winner will be announced Aug. 21 on TSN’s SportsCentre.
In its submission, officials with Munro Park noted that “no club/facility could use $250,000 more efficiently than ours.”
They noted the money would be used to purchase new regulation-size soccer nets as well as a small cinderblock structure to store them. Old, splintered bleachers and benches would be replaced, the field would be professionally repaired, and a variety of equipment would be purchased including a scoreboard, an agility ladder, cones, pinnies and more.
The bleachers at Munro Park in North Sydney would be replaced with new ones if the park is successful in its bid to win Kraft Project Play, which comes with a $250,000 grand prize. Munro Park has been named one of four finalists.