Ball Park Wants Summer to Officially Start May 20 (and Will Give You a Killer Prize Pack If You Sign the Petition)
We remember back in our school days looking at the calendar in late May and wishing it was summer right now. Pool parties, barbecues, baseball. All of these things are thankfully coming back this summer for the most part. But what if we didn't have to wait?
Well, apparently, 65% of Americans feel the same way. And Ball Park (famous for its hot dogs) is trying to make it official. The company started a change.org petition in partnership with weatherman Jim Cantore to make May 20 the start of summer.
To get that extra 35% who might need some convincing, Ball Park is automatically entering anyone who signs the petition into its #SummerNow giveaway, where 75 winners will receive a prize pack that includes a hoot dog pool float, kiddie pool, pool noodle (complete with grill marks), a visor, an apron, flip flops and sunscreen.
"Why wait to break out the flip flops, soak up the sun and fire up the grill to cook a few hot dogs?" said Amy Margolin, senior associate brand manager, Ball Park brand. "We're all about celebrating the tastes, sounds, sights and feelings of summer, and this year, we want to start celebrating early and hope our fellow fans of summer will join us and #SummerNow."
"We're excited to support those rallying for an early start to the season with the #SummerNow petition," said Amanda Mustafic, deputy communications officer for Change.org. "Our community brings together people from across the country who can bond over similar passions, and we can't wait to spark this shared celebration of summer that so many will be able to participate in."
We could all use a little bit of summer right about now. What better way to get it started than a grill-marked pool noodle?