National Park Trust's Buddy Bison says, "Ready, Set, Play...May 18 is National Kids to Parks Day"

National Park Trust's Buddy Bison says, "Ready, Set, Play...May 18 is National
                              Kids to Parks Day"

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Get outside and play! Visit and join families across the country that will participate
in National Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, May 18, 2013. For the third
consecutive year, the National Park Trust and organizations including the
American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children & Nature Network, the NFL Players
Association, America's State Parks, the National Wildlife Federation, and the
U.S. Department of the Interior are coming together to celebrate the great
outdoors and support the First Lady's Let's Move Outside! initiative (see
complete of list of all 18 national partners:


Join in the fun as over 300 cities, towns and parks host free, outdoor events
for kids and families. This year, six governors (from Arkansas, Colorado,
Missouri, Mississippi, Texas and Vermont) have issued state proclamations to
commemorate National Kids to Parks Day. More than 108,000 people participated
in local events in 2012, and nearly 95,000 have already registered for 2013.
For a full list of events go to

Thanks to the generous support of Southern Company Charitable Foundation,
Caesars Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cigna Foundation, The North Face and
CamelBak, National Park Trust has been able to connect kids to parks this
spring through its Buddy Bison education initiative and National Kids to Parks
Day School Contest that awarded 42 classroom scholarships.

"We want to inspire children to love the outdoors, to choose an active
lifestyle, and to be future park stewards," said Grace Lee, National Park
Trust Executive Director. "We hope parents will take this opportunity to have
some fun and enjoy one of our many amazing parks around the country."

SOURCE National Park Trust

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