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Riding Cedar Point’s Gemini double-racing coaster will help terminally ill children and their families when the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort hosts "Coasting for Kids" on Thursday, July 29. For the second consecutive year, Cedar Point will help raise money for Give Kids The World, a Florida-based organization that provides vacations for children who have a life-threatening diseases and their families.
Cedar Point will partner with Coasterbuzz.com, a popular coaster-enthusiast Web site, to find guests to ride the 125-foot tall Gemini. Two Gemini trains, each holding 30 riders, will be reserved for the event from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants are required to raise at least $50 in pledges. All proceeds from the event will be donated directly to Give Kids The World. For more information, visit coasterbuzz.com or givekidstheworld.org.
Prizes will be awarded to those who raise the most money. First place will be awarded a four-hour VIP Tour for four people, second place will receive four tickets to HalloWeekends and a behind-the-scenes tour at Cedar Point, and third place will receive a Give Kids The World bag, filled with gifts from the Give Kids The World Village. In addition, those who raise at least $100 will receive a Give Kids The World tote bag.
Those who wish to be a part of the event but not participate can bring in an item from the Give Kids The World Wish List on Thursday, July 29 and receive a coupon for $10 off a regular one-day ticket to Cedar Point.
Founded in 1986, Give Kids The World has been providing children with life-threatening illnesses and their families with weeklong cost-free visits to Central Florida complete with accommodations and donated attraction tickets. To date, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 101, 000 families from all 50 states and 72 countries.
In addition to "Coasting for Kids", the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain will also be visiting Cedar Point that day. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the group travels to the United States every two or three years to visit different amusement parks across the country. Cedar Point will be the last stop of their five-park tour. Founded in 1988, the group has more than 1, 000 members from more than 17 countries worldwide. This year, 88 members will be making the trip to Cedar Point.
For more information about Cedar Point, please visit cedarpoint.com or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.