Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 1:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff
[Ed. note: The following is a press release. -J]
Staff members at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are hoping to raise thousands of dollars for Nashville-area flood victims by auctioning themselves off to the highest bidders.
“We thought it would be fun to put ourselves on the auction block, offering all sorts of perks to the winners,” says Holiday World president Will Koch. “Each auction winner will automatically receive at least four Holiday World tickets, $20 in Holibucks to spend in the park, plus two hours of that staff member’s time.”
Fifteen members of top management have stepped up to the auction block, including Koch and his mom, Pat. Some of the extras offered by the individual staff members include:
“We think the front-of-the-line access will be very popular,” says Koch. “I’m also offering two hours to bend my ear about what you think our next big ride project should be—no guarantees, though!”
All proceeds from the 15 auctions, which will run through noon on Monday, May 17, will be donated to the American Red Cross for Nashville-area flood relief efforts.
To place a bid on one or more of the Holiday World Staff Auctions, go to HolidayWorld.com/HoliShop and click on the “Auctions” button. Each of the 15 participating staff members has his or her own auction.
Very creative way to raise money. Some of the best auction prizes I've seen in the amusement industry.Last edited by Gemini, Monday, May 10, 2010 8:44 AM
I put in a bid. This is for a great cause.
Buy me! Buy me! :)
Raven Maven said:
Buy me! Buy me! :)
Looking at bank account balances as I type this...
VERY creative! And for a great cause, too...
Paula, can the one day tickets be split over a few years or are they all for this season? I'm not at all averse to buying eight tickets but I'd be hard pressed to use them in a year given my location :)
Paula, is the included meal your world famous Pizza and Fudge dinner?
Richard -- Good point. Yes, we could certainly arrange that. No problem.
Og -- Sure, if that's your choice of menu.
Gonch -- Should I be frightened? :)
Thanks for everyone's kind words! PaulaLast edited by Raven Maven, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 12:00 PM
This is super, what you folks are doing to help all those people struck by misfortune. Holiday World -- and all its staff -- is truly a class act. Kudos.
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