Ocean Spray Seeking Unsung Hero

LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass. — Do you have a friend, relative or community member whose selfless attitude and giving spirit makes his or her community better? The folks at Ocean Spray – inspired by the launch of their latest juice drink – Ocean Spray Cran-Lemonade™ – are on the search to find and celebrate a person who makes every day more sunny. The winner, as well as nominator, will receive a sunny getaway of their choice, compliments of Ocean Spray and JetBlue Airways.

“You know this person,” said Kristen Borsari, Director of Marketing, Ocean Spray. “He’s your child’s teacher or after-school tutor, the dedicated volunteer at your local library or soup kitchen … she’s your caring neighbor or friend. Now it’s your chance to return the favor, by giving back a little of the sunshine they spread to others.”

Beginning June 8th, the cooperative will spotlight a nominee per day via their Facebook page before selecting three finalists, whose stories will be shared via video for fan vote in July.

Nominate Them If …

  • They are a community volunteer, teacher, civil servant
  • Family members or friends are welcome too
  • Their simple acts of kindness make your world (or the lives of others) better

How It Works

Nominations are open at www.Facebook.com/OceanSpray and should be at least 200 words, but no more than 500. Photos and video are welcome but not required. Important contest dates are:

  • May 20 – June 7: Nominations open at www.Facebook.com/OceanSpray
  • June 7: Submission deadline
  • June 28: Finalists announced; video profiles featured on Facebook
  • June 28 – July 11: Fan voting
  • July 12: Grand prize winner announced; winner (and nominator) receive sunny getaway anywhere in the continental U.S. (see Official Rules for complete details)

Cran-Lemonade® Juice Drinks

Offering 100% of your daily requirement of vitamin C in each serving, Cran-Lemonade™ Juice Drinks combine sun-ripened cranberries and sweet lemons to create a fresh flavor twist consumers can enjoy year round. The new juice drink line is available in stores nationwide in Original and Diet (just 5 little calories!).

Looking for more mouth-watering ways to enjoy Cran-Lemonade? Free yourself from the glass with these refreshing new recipes inspired by Cran-Lemonade™: Cosmo Pops, Cran-Lemonade Parfaits, Stuffed Cran-Lemonade Cupcakes.

About Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada, and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world’s leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries, and is the best-selling brand in the bottled juice category. The cooperative’s cranberries are currently featured in more than 1,000 great-tasting, good-for-you products in over 50 countries worldwide. With more than 2,000 employees and nearly 20 cranberry receiving and processing facilities, Ocean Spray is committed to managing our business in a way that respects our communities, employees and the environment. In fiscal year 2012, Ocean Spray posted record-high gross sales of $2.2 billion and net proceeds of $338 million.