MiM Kids Summer Passport Competition

Each summer, Mass in Motion New Bedford and Mass in Motion Kids partners with New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches to encourage kids to drink water, eat fruits and veggies, play outside, and most of all have fun.  The “My New Bedford Summer Passport” is a summer challenge where kids can do activities either at home or with a helper from the Play in the Park Summer Food Service Program.

If kids visit any of the Play in the Park sites, they can earn a wristband for every two activities they do. We encourage kids and families to do one activity each week. Kids can earn a final wristband or prize if they do all the activities.

2013 Results

  • More than 1,200 Summer Passports distributed
  • approximately 875 participated
  • Play in the Parks sites served 74,451 meals
  • More than 4,500 wristbands were earned and given out

2014 Results

  • More than 1,200 Summer Passports distributed
  • Approximately 1,000 children participated
  • Play in the Parks sites served 88,146 meals

FOR MORE INFORMATION on how to locate a Play in the Park Food Service Program near you, call New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches at (508) 961-3015 or email them at infoPRB@newbedford-ma.gov.

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Instructions on the Passport:

For every activity you do, go to a Play in the Park Summer Food Service Program and get your passport stamped. Do them all and get a prize at the end!

1. Each week during this summer, starting in July, complete one of these activities on your Passport.

2. Do this with your friends, family, or with a helper from the Play in the Park Summer Food Service Program.

3. Go to a Play in the Park Summer Food Service Program location to get your Passport stamped. This shows us that you’ve completed the activity.

4. Play in the Park will hold on to your passport for you. You can take it home at the end of the summer.

5. For every two stamps, you can get a cool Mass In Motion Kids & Play in the Park wristband!

6. If you’ve done 8 activities by the end of the summer, you can receive a final Mass in Motion Kids & Play in the Park prize!