SANDUSKY, Ohio, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Going above and beyond took on a whole new meaning on Thursday, July 29 when Cedar Fair Entertainment Company's (NYSE: FUN) eleven amusement parks hosted "Coasting for Kids 2010" to raise money for Give Kids The World Village, the nonprofit organization that provides weeklong vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
The fun-filled event was a company-wide effort. Park fans and coaster enthusiasts alike enjoyed a day filled with riding the coolest roller coasters at their favorite park over and over again from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. All participants received complimentary admission to the park of their choice, a "Coasting For Kids" t-shirt and unlimited rides on the event's featured attraction. Each participating park also offered additional event perks unique to their location.
More than $32,000 was raised during this one-day coaster marathon.
"We were thrilled to take part in Cedar Fair's 'Coasting for Kids' event again this year," shared Pamela Landwirth, president, Give Kids The World. "After having such a great time at Cedar Point last year, it was our honor that all of the Cedar Fair amusement parks came together to help us support the children we serve. The event raised an amazing $32,000 for Give Kids The World and will help us continue to create the happiness that inspires hope for families who need it most."
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN) is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks, six outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Cedar Fair's flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted the "Best Amusement Park in the World" in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.
Give Kids The World
Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 70-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 101,000 families from all 50 states and 72 countries.
SOURCE Cedar Fair Entertainment Company