Wellesley’s Sprague School is in the running to win a big sun shade to go over its playground area via a contest on Facebook sponsored by a skin products company. It is a top 10 finalist and the top 5 vote-getters in the contest win a sun shade.
Sprague’s pitch reads in part: “We would be honored to install a sunproof shade next to the playground in honor of [former principal Ellen Cunniff) who passed away in 2007 from melanoma. It would be the ultimate tribute.”
Sprague’s competition includes Natick’s Hemenway School, among others. Voting goes through Sept. 23.