On July 20, Dr Pepper Snapple Group celebrated the opening of a new acrylic soccer mini-pitch at Palmer Park in Chicago. The mini pitch was made possible by a partnership between Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s Let’s Play Initiative, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, KaBOOM! and the Chicago Park District.
The grant is one of five Let’s Play Mini Pitch grants, totaling more than $100,000, that are providing safe places for children in underserved and under resourced communities to play, learn and grow through the game of soccer. Dr Pepper Snapple Group launched Let’s Play, an initiative to get kids and families active by providing the tools, places and inspiration to make play a daily priority.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group was proud to give back to the Chicago area where approximately 1,000 Dr Pepper Snapple Group employees live and work.
By 2017, Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s Let’s Play initiative will provide nearly 10 million children across North America with more opportunities to play with either new or improved playgrounds and sports equipment, helping kids achieve healthier lifestyles.
To learn more about Let’s Play, visit LetsPlay.com.