Kraft Celebration Tour: Kraft ‘community project’ deadline looms

Nominations for the Kraft Celebration Tour’s annual contest are coming to a close with just three days left to nominate a community

Nominations for the Kraft Celebration Tour’s annual contest are coming to a close with just three days left to nominate a Greater Trail community and  a chance to win improvements and/or additions to its sports infrastructure.

This year Kraft will give away $325,000 in prizes to 10 communities that, through its stories, best represent community pride, perseverance, and the love of sport.

Anyone in the community can access the program online and submit a nomination explaining how a $25,000  award would help create a better place to play. The nomination should highlight Greater Trail’s community spirit, passion for sport, and healthy active lifestyle, while also telling judges about any hometown sports heroes or aspects that make the Home of Champions special.

The top 10 nominations will be selected by judges and guaranteed $25,000 with a shot at $100,000.

Each community finalist will become a stop on the Kraft Celebration Tour and the backdrop of a live TSN SportsCentre broadcast. The Top 10 winning community finalists will go head-to-head in an online voting battle to determine who will win the Grand Prize of $100,000 for their community project. The remaining finalists will each receive a secondary prize of $25,000 for their community project.

On July 21 and 22, Canada’s votes will determine which community will win the $100,000 total grand prize.

The KCT connects Canadians through sharing stories of community pride and their common love of sport. Over the past five years, the Tour has awarded $1,250,000 to help communities  build better places to play, including Creston’s Therapeutic Riding Program that was a $25,000 award winner in 2012.

Whether creating parks, improving baseball fields, or upgrading basketball courts – KCT celebrates and inspires communities to be more active.

Nominations close at midnight on Friday. Go to www.kraftcelebrationtour.ca to nominate your community.