Coasting for Kids 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:51 AM
sirloindude's avatar

I have a quick question: does the $75 minimum include our $40 registration, or do I have to raise $75 on top of the $40 registration fee? I'm bummed I had to ask that, but I'm hurting for some fundraising this year. I would have thought that the credibility boost from succesfully pulling it off last year would have garnered more interest, but yeesh!


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:52 AM
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Yesterday when we were at KI I wanted to test something that I had seen earlier. When we were in line for DB I noticed a couple sipping on some sodas from Jimmy Johns. So went we got back from Taco Bell I took my cup of soda in the park with me. I passed a security guard and a ticket attendant on my way in, and at least a dozen employees with in the next 3 minutes. No one said the first word or even noticed that I was holding a Taco Bell cup.

Of course this means NOTHING. If you want to put some snacks in your cargo shorts, no one will check or even ask to look. If you put them in a bag, there is a 10% chance that they might.

KI is Security Guard Theater. In the 3 years that we have been going to KI on a regular basis, I have only seen the metal detectors on once other then haunts. Even then my cell phone and huge heavy metal watch didn't set them off.


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:53 AM
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^Hmmm... So I'll bring goodies and food, and leave the cooler in the car unless otherwise happens.

I will bring my Cedar Point 99c. refill cup though, I used it at Michigan's Adventure, too (where the souvenir cups were much smaller, oddly).


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:54 AM
DaveStroem's avatar

KI and CP is $40 registration + $35 in donations. Other parks vary on the donations from $10 to $35


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:58 AM
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DaveStroem said:


Of course this means NOTHING. If you want to put some snacks in your cargo shorts, no one will check or even ask to look. If you put them in a bag, there is a 10% chance that they might.

I've done that at SFGAmerica, my home park. But try to err on the side of rules, these days. I do bring pop into theaters, too; in some eyes, its a form of stealing - or simply breaking the rules.

I won't sneak anything into KI though, I mean, official event, etc. I just get concerned cuz I like to eat often and drink a ton of pop.


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1:38 AM
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I would ask that you be respectful to the park's policies. Getting away with something doesn't mean that you should do it.


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 2:11 AM
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If I added correctly in my haste to satisfy my curiosity, we're at $33,875 raised from 200 participants which would give us a potential $8,000 more if everyone paid the $40 registration.

Ok, of to Wallygator and Didiland. :-)


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:48 AM

Just to add to what some of you were saying about the tshirts. I participated at Valleyfair last year and am doing so again this year. We did not get the tshirts last year or the cooler. Also I raised the second hightest amount and was supposed to get two tickets to Valleyfair and a behind the scenes tour. Valleyfair didn't follow thru with that either and I had exchanged emails last summer with Kara and the male marketing manager at the time and the marketing manager never followed thru. I've emailed Kara a couple times this summer with questions about this years event. Kara has been nothing but helpful and when I was looking at all the park fundraisers it looks like she is participating at Dorney. She was going to try and see if they would get me the two tickets from last summer. I participate in the event because it's for a good cause and as a coaster nut it's a bonus to marathon a coaster. I'm just irked because I was a Valleyfair employee for numerous years and the lack of follow thru, enthusiam and promotion by Valleyfair for this event is lacking. They posted something on facebook yesterday to try and get people to register but come on marketing team you've had over a month. Last year we had 5 riders and this year 8 are signed up but not all of them have got the $10 additional donation to participate on top of the $40 registration fee. I too am having trouble getting donations this year and have only been able to get $60 from 3 people plus my $40 registration fee. Last year was a lot easier. I am looking forward to a fun time on Sunday and hope it cools off to the 80's by then. Good luck to everyone in their fundraising efforts and have a great time on your rides.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 7:44 AM

I am wondering if we receive some sort of confirmation. I saw on the main site that registration for the CP event is from 7am-8am. Is that at the main gate?


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 8:09 AM

Sirloin, the $75 is your $40 registration and your minimum $35 donation combined. I'm going to give $35 additional anyway but I would love to at least double that by getting $35 in outside donations. I don't know if I'll even be able to get that, let alone reach my goal of $200. I'm sitting at a grand total of $11...yikes! I'm hoping I get some last minute donations or else I'll be extremely disappointed.

I am, however, glad to hear we are at or over the $40,000 mark overall, though.


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 10:00 AM

SVLFever said:
I am wondering if we receive some sort of confirmation. I saw on the main site that registration for the CP event is from 7am-8am. Is that at the main gate?

Kara's most recent e-mail to me indicated that the parks..at least in Dorney's case, which is where I'll be..are expected to send an e-mail to participants soon with those types of "last-minute details" (parking, location of registration, etc.) Problem is, my home comp is on the fritz again..so if I don't get that info before I leave work Friday at 1pm, I won't get it at all, most likely. I'll play it by ear when I arrive Sunday morning, I guess.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Kara for all the help she's given me towards my so-far successful introduction to this event. Looking forward to meeting her Sunday.


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 10:38 AM

Thanks Mike!


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:29 PM

SVLFever said:
Thanks Mike!

I need to re-phrase my answer. Kara indicated she has ASKED the parks to send an e-mail with that type of information to participants.


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http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1:16 PM

sirloindude said:
I have a quick question: does the $75 minimum include our $40 registration, or do I have to raise $75 on top of the $40 registration fee? I'm bummed I had to ask that, but I'm hurting for some fundraising this year. I would have thought that the credibility boost from succesfully pulling it off last year would have garnered more interest, but yeesh!

You're at Dorney, right? The minimum there is actually $50..$40 registration fee and $10 raised.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 2:34 PM
DaveStroem's avatar

I still have a little left in my budget to help those that have not meet their minimum amounts. Just let me know by posting here or PM me.


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 2:46 PM

DaveStroem said:
I still have a little left in my budget to help those that have not meet their minimum amounts. Just let me know by posting here or PM me.

I'm past my minimum, but if you wanna throw a dollar my way, I'm cool with that. ;)


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 2:57 PM
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Done Mike. Just what you asked for. :P

Last edited by DaveStroem, Tuesday, July 19, 2011 2:58 PM

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 2:59 PM

DaveStroem said:
I still have a little left in my budget to help those that have not meet their minimum amounts. Just let me know by posting here or PM me.

I'm intending on contributing $35-50 anyway before I leave on Friday, but I was really hoping to double double it up to $70 (at least) with my contribution. Crossing my fingers that I get some late donations from people I figured would contribute, but haven't.


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:07 PM
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Oh, BTW just got an email stating that they would be tallying the numbers on Friday at Noon. So you need to make sure that your minimums are made by then and if you want to goose your account to be in the prizes.


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:11 PM

Thanks for that heads up, Dave. I'll go ahead and put in my $35 then and hope that will get some people moving.


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