June 6, 2012
Six Flags Great America Hosts Book Drive as Part of Childhood Literacy Program
All Book Donations Benefit Page It Forward
Six Flags Great America is joining forces with Page It Forward, Lake County’s largest summer-long book drive, spearheaded by United Way of Lake County (UWLC) to collect a record-breaking 200,000 books for local students.
Guests who donate books Monday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 13 will receive a Buy One Get One Free coupon for a one day general admission ticket. On Monday, June 11, Six Flags Great America will also offer exclusive ride time on the all-new revolutionary X Flight wing coaster for any guest that donates two books before 9 a.m.
June 11 also marks the kick off of Read to Succeed, where K-6 students who completed six hours of non-school related reading during the 2011-2012 school year earned a complimentary Six Flags ticket. Six Flags Great America has donated nearly 400,000 tickets this year alone as part of the Read to Succeed program. For more information, visit discoveryeducation.com/readtosucceed.
About Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor
Two great parks, one low price. Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a FREE 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, a nighttime illuminated parade and three children’s areas. Get ready to take flight! New in 2012, Six Flags Great America welcomes X Flight, a ground-breaking wing coaster with no track above or below.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with approximately $1.0 billion in revenue and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park.
About United Way of Lake County
United Way of Lake County (UWLC) is preparing our children to succeed in a changing world by focusing on education and building safe and stable families. Working with nonprofit agencies and community partners, we have identified four key programs to prepare children to succeed: Success By 6 Program – prepare for kindergarten; Reading Success Program – read at grade level; Stay in School Program – graduate high school; Safe and Stable Families Program – empowering families. UWLC is overcoming reading and educational barriers by reaching children, from preschool through high school, through these key programs. The overall effect and benefits are multiplied by the strong collaboration with agencies and our community partners. For more information, visit www.LIVEUNITEDlakecounty.org.