CAMDEN, N.J., March 1 /PRNewswire/ — Campbell’s(R) Soup At Hand(R) is
teaming with Action Sports celebrities Tara Dakides and Bucky Lasek to search
for America’s top teen volunteers. The Lend a Hand … Get a Board Awards
will recognize teens 13-18 years of age in grades 9-12, who have made an
outstanding contribution to their school or community by volunteering their
time and “lending a hand”.
All across the country, teen volunteerism is on the rise. According to
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more American teens are
participating in community service activities than ever before.
“We want to call attention to and recognize teens who are giving back to
their schools and their communities,” said Tracy Brala, Senior Brand Manager
for Campbell’s Soup At Hand. “It’s important to highlight the positive
contributions made regularly by teens across the country.”
Nominations must be received by March 21, 2005. Teens can be self-
nominated or nominated by a friend, parent, guardian, advisor or teacher, and
details and rules can be found on http://www.lendahandgetaboard.com . Awards
will be given in two separate categories: Outstanding Achievement in School-
based Volunteerism and Outstanding Achievement in Community Service-Based
The grand prizewinner in the school-based volunteerism category will win a
celebrity signed snowboard and the opportunity to have a private lesson with
Tara Dakides, the top female snowboarder. The grand prizewinner in the
community service-based volunteerism category will win a celebrity signed
skateboard and the opportunity to have a private lesson with Bucky Lasek, the
World’s top vertical skateboarder.
Both grand prizewinners will win a $5,000 scholarship that can be used
towards a secondary or college education. Four runners up will be selected in
each category. These eight runners up will receive an Mp3 player and a year’s
supply of Soup At Hand.
The two grand prizewinners will be selected by a panel of judges, on or
about April 11, 2005. Nominations will be evaluated based on the following
criteria: leadership (40%), personal involvement in volunteer activities (30%)
and impact of involvement (30%).
Nominations must be submitted by U.S. mail only and be postmarked no later
than March 21, 2005. To download or print an official nomination form and
official rules, visit http://www.lendahandgetaboard.com . To receive an
official nomination form and official rules by U.S. mail, call 1-877-697-6601.
Mail completed entries to: Campbell’s Soup At Hand Lend a Hand … Get a Board
Awards, 303 Park Avenue South, Box #1007, New York, N.Y. 10010-3657.
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) is a global manufacturer and marketer of
high quality soup, sauces, beverage, biscuit, confectionery and prepared food
products. The Company is 136 years old, with over $7 billion in annual sales
and a portfolio of more than 20 market-leading brands. For more information
on the company, visit Campbell’s website on the Internet at
For 31 years, Campbell’s Labels for Education program has been giving
schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels from Campbell’s
family of brands. Labels for Education has donated $105 million in
educational materials to schools nationwide. Seventy thousand schools are
registered in Campbell’s Labels for Education program and redeem over 300
million labels every year.
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