Wear sunscreen and become the ‘ultimate fun family’ with Banana Boat and Great Wolf Lodge


Photo credit: PR Newswire/Banana Boat

As a fun-in-the-sun aficionado, I am a strong proponent of the use of sunscreen.  And lots of it.  My child doesn’t leave the house or head to the beach without being slathered or sprayed with a pound of sunscreen.

Since summer is a the time that many families join together to have fun and make memorable moments, Banana Boat® sunscreen wants to help them experience these moments while protecting their skin from the seven conditions – sun, pool water, ocean water, wind, sweat, sand and extreme heat.  Banana Boat® tests their sun care products in these seven conditions to provide safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection for the entire family.

In an effort to encourage families to enjoy their summer time together outdoors with proper skin protection, Banana Boat® sunscreen has partnered with Great Wolf Lodge, and brought along “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” champ Melissa Rycroft, to launch the Unconditional Fun Sweepstakes.

Melissa Rycroft of “Dancing with the Stars” said,

“As the mother of an active two-year-old, I spend a lot of time running around outside with my family.  I like the idea of building a tradition of family fun in the sun, and doing so while staying protected from the elements is top of mind for me.”

According to a press release, the Banana Boat® Unconditional Fun Sweepstakes offers multiple chances to win summer fun prizes through weekly giveaways hosted on the Banana Boat® sunscreen Facebook fan page.  Users are asked to upload a photo of their family having fun in any one of the Banana Boat® sunscreen seven conditions to the Facebook page.  Each week will feature one of the seven conditions.

Visit the Facebook fan page to view photos and enter for a chance to win the fun family prize that reflects that week’s featured condition.  Prizes include an outdoor swing set, an inflatable waterpark and much more.

To celebrate the creation of family fun and traditions, Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark Resorts is joining in on the fun by offering the chance to win a four-day, three-night family getaway to any of the U.S. Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark Resorts locations.


Photo credit: Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge locations include:

  • Charlotte/Concord, NC
  • Cincinnati/Mason, OH
  • Grand Mound, WA
  • Grapevine, TX
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Pocono Mountains, PA
  • Sandusky, OH
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Wisconsin Dells, WI

 “Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark Resorts is delighted to be working with Banana Boat® Sunscreen to allow families to come together and have a good time at one of our lodges, said Nikki Donofrio, Senior Vice-President of Strategic Brand Marketing at Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark Resorts.  “We look forward to providing family fun inside and out for the ultimate fun family.”

Banana Boat’s newest sunscreen products are Banana Boat® Protect & Hydrate sunscreen lotion, which has aloe and antioxidant Vitamins C and E to maintain maximum moisture, and Banana Boat® Sport Performance CoolZone sunscreen lotion, which cools and refreshes skin.

“Family fun is best enjoyed when everyone involved is protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays,” said Carla Luca, Senior Brand Manager of Banana Boat® brand sunscreens.  “Whether it’s enjoying family time at the beach or in the park, we’ve got you covered.”

As the popular advice goes, “wear sunscreen.”  You won’t be sorry.  This essay, by the way, is one of my favorites.  If you would like to read it, surf on over here to the Chicago Tribune.  And no, it wasn’t a graduation speech by Kurt Vonnegut.

Learn more about how to protect your skin while having fun in the sun by visiting BananaBoat.com.

Have a fun and sunny day.


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