Coasting for Kids 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:44 PM

DaveStroem said:
Done Mike. Just what you asked for. :P

Gracias, Amigo.


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 9:11 PM
LostKause's avatar

It kind of sucks that someone who raises hundreds of dollars for a charitable cause has pay a registration fee out of their own pocket if they wish to participate in the event.

Yea... I said it.

I know, I know... It's all about the kids...


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 9:30 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Per the event website -

Am I still able to raise the $40 registration fee?


While the registration fee is required upfront, you may still raise the $40 prior to signing up—try getting a friend or family member to sponsor your initial registration.

Last edited by Raven-Phile, Tuesday, July 19, 2011 9:31 PM
R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 9:38 PM
LostKause's avatar

Humph. I didn't see that. Maybe next year then...


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 10:05 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

I kinda figured if they didn't make us pay the $40 up front, many may just show up to ride... I mean, we are all showing up to ride (a benefit) but they probably wanna make sure people are serious. There are so many people on the home page that still have $0 :( I figure some people who have made the minimum, may still not show up.


Billy
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 10:49 PM

Dave, thanks for the contribution towards my goal, I appreciate it. Have fun at KI on Racer!

I understand the registration fee, and don't really have too much of an issue with it because it all went directly to GKTW.


Original BlueStreak64

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 11:56 PM
LostKause's avatar

I'm just grouchy tonight. lol

I kind of saw the free registration last year as a reward for my hard work. I didn't have a boatload of money last year either, but this year is worse in that I have been unemployed for 9 months. I saw raising money as a way that I could help, since I wasn't in a good position to donate. Next year when my money situation is back to normal (hopefully), I'll be there. :)


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 11:58 PM
LostKause's avatar

About the freekin' t-shirts though, telling someone you will do something and then not doing it is the definition for poor integrity. (I'm pointing at you, King Island.)

There. I feel better.


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 12:07 AM
Jeff's avatar

Dude, the "registration" is money you can raise. What difference does it make? If you're really more worried about what's in it for you, you're doing it wrong.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 9:19 AM
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It wasn't clear to me how you could sign up as a rider without having to pony up the registration fee.

I know of at least 10 people that would have participated but are not because they could never scrape together $40 at the same time (college students).

I think the idea of a registration fee is fine, but for many $40 was too much and then raising another $35 on top of it made it seem unattainable to them. IMO a $20 registration and $30 in additional donations would have played out better.

I have also heard a number of people asking if they still had to register if they had a season pass. I think this is because they are seeing the registration fee like it is an admission fee.

These are just observations that I have encountered.

Yea, I am still bummed about last years t-shirt too.


Before you can be older and wiser you first have to be young and stupid.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 9:49 AM
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I think what the FAQ was suggesting was to pretend the registration fee is part of your fundraising efforts -- except you'd be doing it offline, personally, before signing up. That is, someone would give you the $40 "as a donation," then you'd use that money to register. Since it's all going to GKTW anyway, the end result is the same; but the donation would be in your name (as the registrant) rather than your sponsor's.

Last edited by birdhombre, Wednesday, July 20, 2011 9:50 AM
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 9:58 AM

Weather Update:

The predicted thunderstorms have disappeared from the Allentown forecast for Sunday. Also, looks like high 80's. I guess that's better than the 90+ over the previous days...but someone mentioned they had ice water for riders at one of the parks last year. I hope that's the case at Dorney. I'll have Powerade and Propel in my car, but....


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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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 10:07 AM
birdhombre's avatar

CP is showing a 40% chance of thunderstorms and a high of 92.

I can't recall if they gave us bottled water with breakfast last year or if I brought my own, but I seem to remember keeping a bottle in one of the storage bins. It wasn't that hot last year, so I didn't really need it, but with temps in the 90s I might.

Not that any of that info helps you for Dorney. :)

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 10:55 AM
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I will have sunscreen and water in the bin at all times. :)


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 1:20 PM
Jeff's avatar

I am stoked for the Magnum rides. On my one visit to the park last year, I didn't get a chance to ride very much, kinda by choice (had my little guy with me). This year, we'll have enough coverage to keep Simon occupied I think.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:52 PM
LostKause's avatar

Sorry for being a poo poo head last night. I signed up knowing that I probably wouldn't be able to go. I hope my one negative comment will not totally disintegrate all of the positive comments that I have made over the last year, and all of the support that I have given to all of the other people doing this.

It is not about me at all. I'm just glad that I could raise some more money for a great cause again this year.

I blame being unemployed for so long. I started two jobs recently, but no paycheck yet. I just need to get to a park soon.

Kara is a super-awesome person. She just sent me an e-mail with some kind words.

Sorry again. Lets not talk about it anymore.


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:56 PM

A friend of mine joined my team and gave a boost to the donations. Looking forward to this weekend! Just hope the weather holds out. I know we need the rain. But we want to have fun! :^)


Jerry - Magnum Fanatic
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 10:47 PM
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You all rock!

See you Cedar Point C4K folk in a couple of days! :D


--Catherine

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 11:15 PM
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LostKause said:

Sorry again. Lets not talk about it anymore.

It's ok Travis, I understand *hugs*

Actually, I think I will take the next $40 cash I get and put it toward the registration fee. Already have to pay for gas, hotel, etc., I don't have alotta money either. Nothing wrong with transferring funds into that 40 bucks, its all going in the donation pile.


Billy
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Thursday, July 21, 2011 1:55 PM

Looks like I will be at KI on Sunday (thought I was just going for Saturday but now will be staying overnight). Haven't been to KI in about 20 years. Will look for the Coasting 4 Kids folks. I assume you can give cash donations at the park?

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