Thursday, April 23, 2009

Riding Coasters for a Good Cause

This weekend a few coaster fans are going to spend a day at Kings Dominion in Virginia taking as many laps on roller coasters as they possibly can.

What's so special about that? Well, these specific fans are riding for a very special cause: Give Kids The World.

On Sunday the Coaster Crew will hold its third annual Single Riders event at KD. Two-person teams will set up shop on the loading platforms of four coasters and wait for single seats to come available on the trains. The Crewers will then fill the empties, riding as many times as they can throughout the day. Each member has recruited sponsorship commitments on a per-lap basis, so the more rides they take, the more money they'll earn for GKTW.

"It's just a testament to the creativity that occurs when people embrace our mission and apply that passion to what they do in their everyday lives," said Pam Landwirth, president of GKTW, about the Coaster Crew members. "It all helps [financially], and it will generate awareness for the Village. It's fabulous."

The Single Riders event already donated nearly $9,000 to the charity in its first two years, and the group hopes to raise $4,000 this weekend. For more information on Single Riders click here, or to make a donation, click here.

To find out more about why GKTW is such a worthy cause, visit the organization's official web site. It'll take you, oh, about 1 second to understand why the place is so incredible.

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