GKTW Event: Coasting For Kids - June 7, 2015 - $18,767 TOTAL!

Discussion in 'Power of 10 - DIS Events to Benefit GKTW' started by ImTooExcitedToSleep, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. ImTooExcitedToSleep

    ImTooExcitedToSleep dis veteran Staff Member

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    Coasting For Kids is an event organized by GKTW and Cedar Fair at their theme parks across the country. Over the last couple of years, DISers have formed groups and had DIS meets at several of the Cedar Fair parks.

    In 2014, we had 38 DISers participate at 7 different parks and raise over $7,000. Can we get to $10,000 this year? $15,000?

    We've decided that this year it won't be East versus West. Get ready for.... [cue echo]
    The DIS Coasterpalooza 3.0 - Every Park For Themselves

    Registration is now open. See the post below for links.

    Registration is $25 and that basically covers admission, shirt, food, etc. In additional, you must raise a minimum of $75 in order to participate on June 7th.

    Hope to see you at Knott's Berry Farm (or whichever Cedar Fair Park is close to you)!

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    My group is in again this year!!!!
    :cool1::dance3::woohoo:
     
  6. ImTooExcitedToSleep

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    It looks like last year sign-ups began in late February. We'll keep an eye out and post information here when registration begins. :thumbsup2
     
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    The registration pages are live. See links in Post #2!!
     
  8. Simba42

    Simba42 Earning My Ears

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    Happy to be doing it for my 3rd year!
     
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    Which coaster?
     
  10. Simba42

    Simba42 Earning My Ears

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    Depends on the park.
     
  11. ImTooExcitedToSleep

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    Given the Dodgers logo, I assume you're in SoCal.....

    Last year at Knott's Berry Farm, we road Coast Rider for a couple hours, then switched over to Jaguar for the rest of the day.
     
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    Looks like a big team again at Knott's this year.
     
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    We're up to 14 riders, including our very first participants at Worlds of Fun!
     
  14. ImTooExcitedToSleep

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    15 riders is not enough. Tell your friends!
     
  15. ImTooExcitedToSleep

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    Wow. Totally miscounted, was 17...now 18!
     
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    And 4 more makes 22. Welcome aboard some new DISers at Carowinds!
     
  17. MikkiandtheMouse

    MikkiandtheMouse Earning My Ears

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    I am interested in joining at Knott's Berry Farm and I have a couple of question.
    1. When are the hours of the event? (what have then been in years past, I see nothing official has been posted)
    2. Does the DIS organize a hotel room share? I'd be driving in from Las Vegas, so sharing hotel costs would be nice.
     
  18. ImTooExcitedToSleep

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    Usually starts around 8 am, so we get in some rides before the Park opens, and goes until 3 or 4pm if I remember correctly.

    We've never had anyone inquire about hotel room shares, but feel free to use this thread for that purpose as well.
     
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  19. saraisunknown

    saraisunknown Earning My Ears

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    Woohoo Just signed up for team East!! Anyone have tips for fundraising? I have never really done an event like this before. Thank tips would be great. :-)
     
  20. ImTooExcitedToSleep

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    Welcome aboard Team Canada's Wonderland (??)!!

    Sharing the link on social media (Facebook, etc) is the easiest way to start fundraising.
     
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    Yes I am Sara from the Canada Wonderland Team!
     
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