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Give Kids The World & Six Flags Darien Lake present 'Coasting for Kids' event

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Thu, May 9th 2019 12:20 pm

Six Flags Darien Lake is partnering with Give Kids The World Village – a Central Florida-based nonprofit that fulfills wishes for critically ill children and their families – to stage a “Coasting for Kids” event on Saturday, May 11.

Participants who raise – or donate – at least $100 in support of Give Kids The World Village will receive special “Coasting for Kids” passes, giving them access to exclusive perks at the park they choose to visit. All money raised by participants will help Give Kids The World provide free, weeklong dream vacations to critically ill children and their families.

The village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort located near Orlando’s world-famous theme parks. Since its founding more than 30 years ago, it has hosted more than 165,000 critically ill children and their families.

A press release stated, “With ‘Coasting for Kids,’ Six Flags Darien Lake united with Give Kids The World to support these brave children and their families.”

On this day, park attendees who have raised at least $100 for the nonprofit will receive a “Coasting for Kids” pass that earns them a “Coasting for Kids” T-shirt and exclusive ride times.

“We are excited to host ‘Coasting for Kids’ early this season for a terrific day of family fun. We are fortunate to support and participate in such worthwhile cause,” said Six Flags Darien Lake Park President Chris Thorpe.

Those interested in being a part of “Coasting for Kids” can sign up at www.gktw.org/coasting.

Give Kids The World President and CEO Pamela Landwirth said partnering with Six Flags Darien Lake is a partnership that makes sense for the village.

“We share many of the same goals – bringing happiness and joy to families,” she said. “We are extremely grateful for all of their support. ‘Coasting for Kids’ is going to be spectacular.”

Children visiting Central Florida on their “wish trips,” stay with their families at Give Kids The World’s storybook village for week-long, dream vacations. Give Kids The World provides meals, transportation, nightly entertainment and complimentary passes to Orlando’s world-famous theme parks and other attractions. There is never any charge to visiting families, and no child is ever turned away.

Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has served more than 160,000 children and families from all 50 states and more than 75 countries. GKTW is four-star rated by Charity Navigator, with more than 92 cents of every dollar it spends going to program services.

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