When I was growing up in Dallas, Texas sports were a big focus of entertainment. Baseball was such a big deal when I was a child, that our middle school would take us on field trips to the Texas Rangers Stadium where we toured the baseball field, locker rooms, training area and even got to meet some of their pro baseball players. Afterwards, we'd eat hot dogs and Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® for lunch on the bleachers and we were really living life! As a child living in a small town (Grand Prairie is where I grew up) and being in a place that seemed gigantic and unreal inspired me. I was THERE on that baseball field where, once-upon-a-time, the closest I could get to that field was watching the games on the television with my Dad. It's funny how I associate baseball and Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® because of my field trip experiences as a child! And now that I'm a mom, I'm “Team Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats®” all the way with this sponsored post I'm participating in!
It inspired me to think big, and it was at a very early age where I learned that the world was so much bigger than I and what was directly around me – that I was a tiny fish in a big ocean, but if they (professional baseball players) can make a difference through hard work and perseverance, so can I. Baseball was my eye-opener to the motivation that sports played in my life that would later be utilized as an adult – building relationships, loyalty, hard work, training and gaining skills for success. I mean, seriously, these can be applied in EVERY aspect of our lives, right?! We can learn a lot from sports in our marriages, raising children, careers, health, and our spiritual beliefs. Baseball and sports in general became more than just a game during those field trips, they became lessons of wisdom, and then turned into an innate desire to be successful.
My sons both enjoy playing baseball and it's a treat that they eat Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® as a snack after practice. The packages make for easy-to-eat treats that the boys can share with their teammates. It's almost like a tradition to have them sitting around in a a circle on the grass after practice talking about practice, how they can improve, how well they did, what they are up to that week, and just hanging out and building camaraderie.
I think it's so cool that Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats®, Major League Baseball® and legendary shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr., are teaming up to help families unlock the fun this baseball season with their favorite snack. I know how much you love to play those instant win games — enter the Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® presents MLB “Play Catch with Cal Online Instant Win Game here: http://bit.ly/1EP602i
Until April 30, 2015, Kellogg’s will be looking for another fan to hang out with Cal during All-Star Week. Enter to win by tweeting a photo of you and your family enjoying Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® using hashtag #GetKreativeSweeps and Kellogg’s will select a winner.
Take it from me and my field trip experiences to the baseball field and #GetKreative. This baseball season, Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® is helping families unlock that fun and “kreativity” with unique treat creations to spark imagination. And now that baseball season's in full swing, be sure to pick up your own specially-marked Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® through July 1, 2015, and enter the promotion code at KFR.com/CatchWithCal for your chance to play catch with Cal Ripken, Jr., during the 2015 MLB All-Star Week. Look at that, more chances to play to win!
Where do you go for more chances, more details, and more fun? Go to http://www.KelloggsFamilyRewards.com:
- To find year-round inspiration for family fun with Rice Krispies Treats
- For the chance to “Play Catch with Cal,” families are encouraged to collect and redeem their codes on specially marked boxes of Rice Krispies Treats® at http://www.KelloggsFamilyRewards.com.
- So you can also vote for your favorite creations for the chance to win more exciting prizes.
Lots of fun things going on at the Kellogg’s® Family Rewards website!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats®.