Canada's Wonderland to host Coasting for Kids FUNdraiser

VAUGHAN, ON, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The thrill of a roller coaster ride will have a whole lot more meaning on Sunday, June 10 when Canada's Wonderland will host "Coasting For Kids 2012" to raise money for Give Kids The World Village, a Central Florida non-profit "storybook" resort that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

The fun-filled event is a company-wide effort that will see participation from Cedar Fair Entertainment Company's eleven amusement parks.  25 participants who have signed up to support the fundraiser at Canada's Wonderland will be treated to a marathon day of riding one of Canada's biggest, fastest and tallest coasters: Behemoth, along with fun prizes and perks all in the name of raising money for Give Kids the World.

"We are thrilled to partner with Cedar Fair Entertainment Company on Coasting For Kids for the fourth consecutive year," said GKTW President Pamela Landwirth. "Through the dedication and generosity of Cedar Fair and hundreds of amazing coaster enthusiasts, Give Kids The World will be able to continue creating the happiness that inspires hope for thousands of children from around the world."

Coasting for Kids will take place at Canada's Wonderland (Ontario); Cedar Point (Ohio); Kings Island (Ohio); Dorney Park (Pa.); Valleyfair (Minn.);  Michigan's Adventure (Mich.); Kings Dominion (Va.); Carowinds (N.C.); Worlds of Fun (Mo.); Knott's Berry Farm (Calif.); and California's Great America (Calif.).

For more information on the Coasting for Kids 2012 event, log onto www.coastingforkids.org or http://www.firstgiving.com/gktw/CanadasWonderland

Canada's Wonderland is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN." In addition to Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.

Give Kids The World
Recognized as the highest rated charity in America by personal finance site MainStreet, and also reported by MSN Money, Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 115,000 families from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. For more information about GKTW and its mission, visit givekidstheworld.org.

SOURCE Canada's Wonderland Company

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For more information or to book a crew for this event, please contact:

Dineen Beaven
Manager, Public Relations and Special Events
O: (905) 832 7482
C: (416) 317 6100
dineen.beaven@canadaswonderland.com

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