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August 17, 2010

Continue Voting Online or by Cell Phone for Bright Fields! Bright Futures! and Turn on the Lights at Burnett Bayland Park Soccer Field

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD), in partnership with the Houston Parks Board, has entered the Pepsi Refresh Everything Campaign in hopes of winning a $250,000 grant to kick up soccer play at Burnett Bayland Park. HPARD's entry is called "Bright Fields! Bright Futures!" and its goal is to light a 330' x 210' soccer field at Burnett Bayland Park, 6000 Chimney Rock Road, Houston, Texas 77081.

The winner of the $250,000 grant is determined by the total number of votes their project receives through August 31, 2010.

Please visit http://www.refresheverything.com/brightfieldsbrightfutures and vote every day during August for "Bright Fields! Bright Futures!" and support Houston Youth Soccer. Once on the website, select "Vote for this idea."  You can also vote via cell phone by texting 101847 to Pepsi 73774 (standard text message rates may apply.)

The Burnett Bayland's Soccer Program registers 500 young people yearly in HPARD's Youth Soccer Program. Enrollment in the program is growing constantly, leading to intense competition for playing time on the available fields. Lighting the field will increase the number of participants in soccer leagues by increasing the hours of use in the park. It is estimated that, with the new lights, Burnett Bayland's Soccer Program could serve at least 900 young soccer enthusiasts every year.

Please vote daily until August 31, 2010 to turn on the lights and pass it along! http://www.refresheverything.com/brightfieldsbrightfutures. You can also vote via cell phone by texting 101847 to Pepsi 73774 (standard text message rates may apply.)

For more information, contact Estella Espinosa, HPARD Communications Manager, at estella.espinosa@houstontx.gov or 832.395.7022.