The thrill of a roller coaster ride at Kings Island will have a whole new meaning Sunday, June 10, when Kings Island hosts “Coasting for Kids 2012” to raise money for Give Kids the World (GKTW), a Central Florida non-profit resort that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
The fun-filled event is in its third year at Kings Island and a company-wide effort at all eleven Cedar Fair Entertainment Company amusement parks. Kings Island fans and roller coaster enthusiasts alike will enjoy a day filled with riding the Racer over and over again from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. All participants are encouraged to raise at least $75 for Give Kids the World to take part. Prizes will be given to the top three fundraisers, including a VIP Tour for up to four guests as the grand prize.
All participants receive complimentary admission to Kings Island, a “Coasting for Kids” t-shirt, lunch and unlimited rides on the Racer.
The Racer has given more than 96 million rides since 1972 – the most in the park’s history. In addition to being considered an important part of the coaster renaissance of the 1970’s, the Racer was the site of several world record riding attempts and is notable for its appearance in the “Cincinnati Kids” episode of The Brady Bunch, filmed at the park in 1973.
Anyone interested in participating in the event can go to www.firstgiving.com/gktw/KingsIsland to register. All participants must raise at least $75 by June 9 to take part in the June 10 event. Space is limited.