Coasting for Kids 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 9:56 PM

After year one, I was black & blue all over. Year 2 I rode more. But, with the Helix brakes on, I didn't feel too bad the next day. I recovered a lot faster after year 2. I'm disappointed, I won't be able to participate this year. Though, I'm excited for the event being on a Sunday. I'm sure that will help bring more participation.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:36 AM

Tip said:
Just got the GKTW e-mail with "save the date" for 2011. Looking forward to it. Maybe KI or Mich Adv this year?

Kara had told me she'd e-mail when information began coming out, but I didn't get a "Save the Date" notice. I still want to do this, but I hope I don't miss information. I check CB all the time, so I'll get the info that way, too.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:57 AM

The e-mail that I got was a Give Kids the World "Spring Edition 2011" newsletter, and had a lot of info about other happenings. At the very end of the newsletter was a mention of Coasting for Kids, as well as a few other events, under the header "Save the Date 2011". I believe that it was just sent out to people on the GKTW e-mialing list, and not exclusive to those who have participated in CFK. I wish I could copy the exact words to post them here, but it is an image, and so I can't copy the text. The mention pretty much just advertised the date of the event, and was written to make people aware.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:43 PM

LostKause said:
The mention pretty much just advertised the date of the event, and was written to make people aware.

And I already knew the date and place, so I guess I'm as caught up as I can be. Thanks, Travis.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:19 PM

Guys... relax. Seriously, you might recall that the information was linked from the home page here for months the last two years, and we've put it in countless newsletters. You won't miss out. We want you to raise money, so we won't keep it a secret. :)

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:26 PM

That was kind of the point to my postings here, Jeff. Without saying it, I wanted Mike to know that he's not really being left out of the loop.

It cool that he's so excited.

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Friday, March 11, 2011 7:54 AM

I discovered today that GKTW is on my employer's donations match list. I really hope I can participate this year, but even if I can't I'll have to make a donation.

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Friday, March 11, 2011 12:16 PM

Yeah, Microsoft matches as well, which is pretty awesome. Makes me look like a bigger contributor than I really am. :)

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Saturday, April 2, 2011 12:20 PM

While I still wish to participate in CFK, I'm having doubts I can. My home computer is on the fritz, and I don't know what'll happen with that. I know virtually nothing about computers, but what I DO know is that I certainly can't afford a new one. Also I can't do that kinda stuff at the job. So we'll see..fingers crossed.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 8:53 PM

Can't wait to do this again this year!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 12:48 AM

I'm definitely feeling another round of Dorney excellence this year. After all, what could be more fun than another lap 26? Or another everything-including-a-rock-is-exciting lap? I don't care which park has the most participants, Dorney is, and will always be, where it's at.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 10:21 AM

Biased!

;)

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 10:56 PM

Factually biased, yes. I'm sure years down the road, it will be recorded in the annals of history that Dorney Park was, as an actual fact, "where it indeed was at," during Coasting for Kids 2010.

;)

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Monday, April 11, 2011 12:44 PM

Anything yet? As stated above, if I have to have a computer to participate, I may be out of luck.

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Monday, April 11, 2011 6:08 PM

Judging on how things have gone in the past two years; there probably won't be much information until June.

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Monday, April 11, 2011 10:37 PM

What he said.

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Monday, April 11, 2011 11:42 PM

No computer? Your local Library can help with that.

If you don't have access to the internet in some form or another, it will be very difficult to participate in raising money for CFK. My personal advise to you is, if the coaster marathon event is what you are most excited about, just make a profile with your limited computer use when the time comes, and raise or donate the minimum to your profile. It was $50 last year. That way, you can ride on the event day without having to keep track of your profile and marketing the cause all of the time. It's a bit of a cop-out, in my opinion, but you have to do what you have to do.

You can get a minimally decent computer at Walmart for a few hundred dollars. You can also try e-bay. I've seen them pretty cheap on there sometimes. If your monitor, keyboard, and ' or mouse works, you can piece a computer together (or Frankenstein a computer together, as I like to call it). You could ask a friend or family member to use theirs every once in a while. (You could even get them in on the fundraising and roller coaster riding fun!)

You could also ask friends and family if they have an extra computer laying around for you to have or borrow. A lot of people I know have old computers in their closet collecting dust.

I've been in your shoes before. There was a time in my life where I was not able to afford a new computer and the old computer that was given to me was ready to crap out on me. Don't take this the wrong way, but if you can't afford a new computer, maybe traveling to a theme park should be put on the back burner for a while.

That is, unless, the free theme park ticket attracts you, which I can fully understand. I don't have as much money as some people here (but I have enough), so when it comes time to help with a charity, I find it easier to help raise money instead of donating money.

Man, I would send you money for a computer if I had some extra, because I believe that everyone should have a computer if they want one.

Seriously, you could wish yourself a computer. That's how I got my Mac, my recording studio, my vehicle, my home, and various people, places, and things in my life. Go to the Library and check out "The Secret" or (I prefer this one more over The Secret) "Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Laws of Attraction". People here will tell you that it's rubbish, but the methods really put my mind in the right place to be able to get the things I want out of life. It's been working for me over the last five or six years, and it's still working. :)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:20 AM

Well, if he's posting here I'd say he has internet access of some sort already...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:07 AM

Unless he wished his post into existence. :-P

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:37 AM

kpjb said:
Well, if he's posting here I'd say he has internet access of some sort already...

Limited access at work, but I can't use this computer to manage a personal thing like fund-raising. And thanks for some good advice, Travis. We'll see what happens. I know nothing about computers, but I think the problem is not with the computer itself, but the wireless router.

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