Beneful Dream Dog Park
If you had $500,000 to create a Dream Dog Park where you and your best buddy could play together, what would you do?
Posted: July 19, 2012, 8 p.m. EDT
Eric Stonestreet, Emmy Award-winning actor on the hit TV show "Modern Family," and Beneful’s Ambassador of Play, invites dog owners across the country to enter the third annual Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest.
The grand prize winner’s dream idea will serve as inspiration for a $500,000 renovation of a dog park in his or her area. The winner will also receive $10,000 cash and a one-year supply of Beneful brand dog food. Dog owners can enter the 2012 contest now through Aug. 22 by visiting the contest website and completing an online entry form.
"This contest is a great opportunity for dog owners to unleash their inner child and have fun dreaming up some big ideas for their ultimate place to play with their best buddy,” Stonestreet says.
A devoted dog lover and owner of 12-year-old rescue dog Coleman Hawkins, Stonestreet is the latest addition to the Beneful® Dream Team, which also includes: Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and host of DIY Network’s "Desperate Landscapes,”- who manages the $500,000 dog park renovation; and pet expert Arden Moore, who oversees the renovation from the dog’s point of view.
"Our Dream Dog Park Contest has really resonated with dog owners across the country because it allows them to have fun dreaming up their ideal play destination and, if chosen as the grand prize winner, their entry helps inspire a $500,000 gift their community will enjoy forever,” says Ken Wilhelm, Beneful brand director.
Stonestreet kicked off the 2012 contest at a celebration event in Alabaster, Ala., on July 12 to unveil the second completed Dream Dog Park, which is located in Alabaster’s Veterans Park. The $500,000 renovated space, inspired by the winning entry in the 2011 Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest, now features an array of fun elements, including: custom-designed water splash pads with spray nozzles for cooling off on hot summer days; a fetch football field with fire hydrant goal posts; a hill that dogs and owners can climb to enjoy the view; a doggie wash station; and a rubberized mulch adventure path with tunnels and agility hoops.
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