Fifteen parks will compete for the chance to win the grand prize of $25,000 to be used for improvements and a winner's celebration featuring Bears star Adewale Ogunleye at Soldier Field.
From now through Nov. 17, Chicagoland residents can vote once per day for their local park at www.StaplesDreamPark.com/Bears, and pick up a free "power card" at any Chicagoland Staples store to have their online vote count 10 extra times.
Voters will automatically be entered to win a chance to meet Ogunleye in person at the Staples Dream Park Challenge winner's celebration later this year. Additional prizes
include $10,000 and $5,000 in park improvements for the first- and second-place runner-ups, respectively. The remaining 12 parks will receive $500 each for their participation.--Nina M. Lentini