Coca-Cola has teamed up with the City of Atlanta Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) to celebrate summer and encourage Atlanta families to go out and play as part of the second “America Is Your Park” campaign.
On Monday, July 25, 2011, Coca-Cola awarded a $10,000 recreation grant to Washington Park in Atlanta. The funds will be applied to purchasing a shade structure which will cover outdoor exercise equipment that was donated by the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA). Atlanta City Council president Ceasar Mitchell and Georgia State senator Vincent Fort; George Dusenbury, commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs; City of Atlanta chief service officer Amy Phuong; Park Pride executive director Margaret Gray Connelly; Morehouse School of Medicine’s Dr. Daniel Blumenthal; and WNBA Atlanta Dream owner Mary Brock were on hand for the check presentation and to help Atlanta residents discover fun places in the park to get active. –yvette caslin