It's that time of year again guys. July 29th, I'll be riding for charity again.
I am participating in the "Coasting For Kids" event, benefitting Give Kids The World. I will be marathoning on a roller coaster at Cedar Point! Donations are flat and not based on how long I ride or how many laps I get in. Your pledge will help provide these special families with a cost-free magical vacation to Give Kids The World, where the families enjoy their own fun times at Central Florida's attractions. Each year over 6,500 children from all 50 states and around the world experience the Village. With your support, we can make a difference in the lives of children and their families.
Last year we raised $1,350! Let's see if we can do it again.
Donating through this site is simple, fast, and totally secure. Thank you for your support. Please forward this to anyone who you think may also want to help support Coasting For Kids
In addition to supporting me, I invite you to join me. Register today to participate in this event or one in your area. I hope to see you there!
To give you an idea of what happens at the event, I'll tell you what hapened at last years event. The Cedar Point Coasting for Kids 2009 Ride-a-thon was held on Wednesday, August 26, 2009. Coaster Buzz Members rode on Gemini, a signature coaster of Cedar Point, from 7AM-5PM. The group has managed to raise over $8,600.
It was a blast. Though, I was pretty sore the day after. The few who stayed on the entire time (including myself) managed to get 129 laps. I kept track on a tally counter. It was funny, every few laps someone would ask me where we were at. I think the people who took a few breaks knew how many laps they missed and kept track by simply knowing how far behind me they were. I think there were least 3 people including myself who stayed on the whole time.
Throughout the day we got several funny looks from guests. Many people asked us what we were doing. Many people wanted to know why they couldn't ride on the Blue side. So, I think the knowledge of "Give Kids the World" was significantly spread throughout the day. Many people cheered us on as the Excellent Gemini crew posted updates on our progress fairly regularly. With all of us being on blue and the GP all being on red, I think I would be accurate in saying that this was probably one of the most interactive days in a long time for Gemini. We had almost everyone slapping hands on every run. Lots of Taunting back and forth. It was a blast.