Coasting For Kids 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012 6:41 AM

I am surprised that it hadn't been posted here yet. But, the 4th Annual Coasting For Kids is taking place at 11 Cedar Fair parks on Sunday June 10th. No details yet. But, at least we have a date.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 7:04 AM

Welp. I'm out for the riding this year then. I'll be in NY.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 9:01 AM

And I'll be on my way back from Dollywood. :(

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 9:24 AM

Well, at least I know you won't be there without me. :)

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 9:33 AM

Looking forward to more details emerging.. I had a blast last year at Dorney. I'm pretty sure I saw something in another thread that Chuck Hutchinson was no longer with Dorney. Wonder who'll be running it on their end this year. ...

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 10:41 AM

^^ We'll have to do our dreamy walk on the beach some other time. ;)

Actually, it wasn't so much dreamy as it was tiring. That's a long, sandy walk from the water back up to the gate.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 11:05 AM

Yeah, and my feet were KILLING me at that point. Then the headache came on.

Either way, we did ride Windseeker into the sunset.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 5:16 PM

Can we get a Florida park on board with this? ;)

Looks like I'll just be helping raise awareness and online funds again this year. Last year was a crazy fun time, I'll miss the abuse of Gemini and Magnum (ejector seat for 12 rides wasn't a great idea...).

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 5:34 PM

^I could sit in ejector seat all day. Weird how that has no effect on me. But, Gemini kicked my a$$! I love the punishment, so I wouldn't get off.

Thinking of trying a different park this year. If CW does Behemoth again, I will be up there.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 5:41 PM

Yeah Jerry, but your crazy. So, most people can't go by your experiences. ;)

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 3:35 PM

Looking forward to it! Can't wait! :)

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 11:08 PM

I am looking forward to it. I am thinking of ways to help raise money for this. I am thinking of having a Candy Sale at work to raise some extra money for it. This will be my 3rd year in Participating in it. Does anyone got any good fund raising ideas besides selling candy at work?

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Sunday, March 4, 2012 1:36 AM

I was the 2nd highest fundraiser at Cedar Point last year, and honestly all I did was post the link on Facebook once a week for the month leading up to the event, and send two mass emails to people I thought would be likely to consider it. The first email was about a month before, and the other was a few days before the event, since people often wait till the last minute.

Excluded from those emails were people who had donated the previous year, to whom I sent a separate message thanking them and asking if they would give again. Interestingly, I didn't have that many repeat contributors but I did have a few.

Admittedly, 2/3 of what I raised was from a very generous friend whose employer matched his donation, but I still would've had $750 even without that. I like to remind people that ANY amount is appreciated, and that donations can also be made anonymously or with a personal check. And I don't know if this makes any difference, but I put in my own money first to kind of get things going and show that I've contributed too... like putting the first dollar in the tip jar. :)

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Sunday, March 4, 2012 6:04 PM

Due to not being employed last year, I didn't get to donate that much, nor did I get to participate. This year, I plan to do more of both :).

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Friday, March 16, 2012 8:47 PM

I just got word that we should have some more information within the next week or so. Stay tuned.

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Friday, March 16, 2012 9:33 PM

Cool. Thanks for the heads up, Jason.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 12:02 AM

You're so exclusive and special!

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:24 AM

I know right? Anyway, I spoke with Kara. I know what I'm talking about.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:26 AM

No way.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:27 AM

I'm just trying to keep the noise alive Jeff. No reason to be so rude.

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