Join us this Thursday for a fast and fun Twitter event like you’ve never seen before! The summer is almost over, but the heat is still on in much of the country. In my home that means splashing in the water, chilling in the shade, and cooling down with everyone’s favorite frozen treat, Popsicles. This summer Popsicle has partnered with National Geographic Kids to Slow the Melt. From July 12th through August 15th, Popsicle has agreed to donated $1* to the National Geographic™ Polar Fund for every Tweet containing the hashtag #SlowTheMelt. Funds raised will support research and exploration efforts of the polar ice caps and global warming issues.
We’re going to help the Slow The Melt initiative by making a huge push in the final days of the program and we’d like you to join us! By using the #SlowTheMelt tag in any tweet between now and 2:00 p.m. ET this Thursday**, you will be automatically entered to win a year’s supply of Popsicles! ).
Then join us from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET Thursday as we tweet as often as we can for one final hour leading up to the announcement of our big winner!
Any tweet containing the #SlowTheMelt tag will be entered to win, and the more times you tweet, the higher your chances of being chosen to receive a year’s supply of Popsicles. Some fun ideas for tweets include sharing your tips for things kids can do each day to help slow the melt of the polar ice caps, tweeting the list of tips compiled by Popsicle and National Geographic Kids (http://bit.ly/slowthemelt), spreading the word about the National Geographic Polar Fund or asking your followers to follow @Popsicle (http://twitter.com/Popsicle). ). Just don’t forget to include the #SlowTheMelt hashtag with each tweet.
Good luck, stay cool, and tweet you Thursday at 1:00 p.m. ET! Now get out there and #SlowTheMelt!
*Up to $25,000
**One winner will be chosen at random from all tagged tweets between 2:00 p.m. ET 8/10/10 and 2:00 p.m. ET 8/12/10. Winner must be present and using the tag between 1:00 p.m. ET and 2:00 p.m. ET on 8/12/10 to win.