Attending a Coasting for Kids event Benefiting Give Kids the World

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Event benefiting Give Kids the World

On Saturday June 22nd I attended a Coasting for Kids event at Six Flags Over Texas. Coasting for Kids is being held at amusement parks all over the nation through September 1st. These events benefit Give Kids the World Village while giving participants special access to certain ride(s) at each park.

CEO and President of GKTW at Coasting for Kids

Even the CEO and President of GKTW, Pamela Landwirth, enjoys the rides!

Give Kids the World Village is an 84-acre resort in Central Florida that fulfills wishes for critically ill children and their families. It is a magical village of ice cream for breakfast, rides that everyone in the family can enjoy and no one is treated like they are different.

Give Kids The World

I arrived at Six Flags over Texas at 8:00 a.m. Give Kids the World had provided a parking pass and Six Flags reserved a front section of the lot just for Coasting for Kids participants.

Arriving at Coasting for Kids at Six Flags over Texas

Give Kids the World representatives and Six Flags staff checked me in, giving me a ticket for the day and a Coasting for Kids t-shirt. I also received a Coasting for Kids backpack, water bottle and hat for fundraising over $500 for Give Kids the World Village.

Give Kids the World representatives checked us in

The hats were perfect for a hot sunny day in Texas

We were encouraged to head inside for some ride time on the Titan and Texas Giant before the park opened. Unfortunately, Texas Giant did not open during this time as they were having ride delays, but being the first guests in the park and getting on Titan was pretty neat.

First people on Titan for the day

VIP access to Titan

At 10:00 a.m., a presentation and awards ceremony started.

Ceremony recognized the top fundraisers for event

Top 3 fundraisers with Thomas

Over 50 participants at Six Flags over Texas

Over 50 participants at Six Flags over Texas!

Then Coasting for Kids participants were encouraged to head over to Six Flags over Texas’ newest ride, El Diablo. I’m not great on upside down rides, so my friends and I decided to go enjoy the rest of the park.

I had not been to Six Flags over Texas since I was a teenager, so it was fun to walk around the park again. A lot of the park is the same, but a lot of thrill rides have been added.

Classic ride at Six Flags over Texas

Classic ride that I used to ride over and over again in middle and high school

Coasting for Kids was a great experience. I was able to fund-raise for my favorite charity and experience Six Flags over Texas again.

passes given to participants

There are 8 more Coasting for Kids events this year.

Story Land in Glen, NH – July 13

Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, TX – July 20

Indiana Beach in Monticello, IN – August 3

Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, GA – August 11

Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, MD – August 16

Frontier City in Oklahoma City, OK – August 17

Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, NY – August 24

Kennywood in West Mifflin, PA – September 1

Coasting for Kids is a great way to enjoy your local amusement park while also helping a great charity and deserving families! I will be at the Six Flags Fiesta Texas event in a couple weekends. Visit www.gktw.org/coasting and raise at least $100 in support of Give Kids The World Village to join me!

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