Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vote for Downtown's $250,000 Opportunity

It’s Wednesday, January 26th, do you know what this means?

It means you only have 5 more days to cast your vote for the Troy Downtown Collaborative’s Pepsi Refresh Grant. Why is this important? Because if the TDC’s grant finishes among the top two vote getters they will receive $250,000! With the Refresh Grant the TDC will invest in the revitalization of the Downtown by engaging the many students that call Troy home while attending our colleges.

The TDC states:
“We recognize that our small, historic post-industrial town will always have a struggling economy, unless we can tap into the talent and energy of our local student population, and grow our Downtown. Encouraging local business creates jobs and reinvests dollars into our community.”

Over the past year Pepsi has been rewarding community based groups with millions of dollars to fund betterment initiatives. In 2010, the Contemporary Arts Center in South Troy won $50,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Grant Program and in December the Uptown Initiative had a strong showing in their effort and they plan to try once again when the Pepsi program relaunches in March 2011.

Be sure to finish the month strong and vote every day. The TDC’s grant is currently sitting in 8th position, meaning it only has to move up 6 more spots to be funded.

Remember there are three simple and easy ways to vote:
1) Sign in Via Email:
2) Vote From Facebook:
3) Text 105518 to Pepsi (73774)

You can vote once per day over the next five days! Thank you for your support! 

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