TWO TAMPA SCHOOLS BIG WINNERS
IN NATIONAL LOTS2GIVE VIDEO CONTEST
Big Lots to Present $2,000 Each to Tampa Area Schools
What: In-store ceremonial check presentation to school officials
Who: Oneco Elementary School from Bradenton, FL; and Big Lots
When: Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:00 a.m.
Where: Big Lots Store #519
5108 15th Street East
Bradenton, FL 34203
Why: Thirty-seven schools from across the country will start the school year with some extra cash as Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) announces the winners of the 2013 Lots2Give video contest. A total of 185 schools competed for a share of $120,000 in cash prizes in the sixth annual Lots2Give video contest, with the $20,000 grand prize going to Fairfax Elementary School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Big Lots asked participating schools to submit a short video and brief essay explaining why their school is in need of financial support. From June 10 through July 7, America voted for their favorite video at www.biglots.com/lots2give. More than 405,000 votes were cast to determine the 37 winners, which include one $20,000 grand prize, two $10,000 first place prizes, four $5,000 second place prizes, and 30 third place prizes of $2,000 each.Along with the Lots2Give video contest, Big Lots collected in-store donations to help the 250 schools enrolled in the Lots2Give program. From April 30 through July 7, Big Lots customers were invited to make $1 or $5 donations at participating stores with 100% of the money collected split between the participating schools.
In conjunction with the Lots2Give program, Big Lots stores across the country will acknowledge the tremendous efforts of educators by hosting its Teacher Appreciation Day event on Saturday, August 10. All educators with a valid school identification card will receive 10% off their entire purchase. All 37 winning videos can be viewed at www.biglots.com/lots2give on August 10, Big Lots Teacher Appreciation Day.