May 3, 2012
Six Flags Hosts Coaster Marathon for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Thrill-seeking fundraisers to take 10-hour ride on the Great American Scream Machine
Six Flags Over Georgia and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are partnering up to challenge adrenaline-junkies everywhere to raise money during the first ever Children’s Coasterthon. This coaster marathon will take place on the Great American Scream Machine - the theme park’s classic wooden roller coaster on Friday, June 8.
The top 22 fundraisers will earn a seat to see who can endure 10 hours of continuous rides. Those that make it through the entire event will receive a free Season Pass to Six Flags Over Georgia. The top overall fundraiser will receive the fitting grand prize - a trip to Six Flags Great America, located just outside Chicago, to take on their newest coaster: X-Flight.
“Supporting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been a part of our culture here at Six Flags Over Georgia,” said Melinda Ashcraft, park president. “Hosting the Coasterthon to help raise funds is just a small way to give back to this incredible organization.”
Individuals interested in participating can sign up online by visiting coasterthon.kintera.org. Friends and family will be able to support participants by making online contributions to help them earn a seat for the Coasterthon.
The Children’s Coasterthon is a part of the Miracle Month campaign in June at
Six Flags to help raise awareness and funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit and one of the country’s top pediatric health care systems. For more information on how to get involved, visit choa.org/sixflags.
Six Flags Over Georgia will debut iLuminate™ this summer, an all-new show experience that features state-of-the-art light up costumes with stunning visual effects. The show will run daily May 26 through August 12. For more information, visit sixflags.com/overgeorgia.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $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. For more information, visit sixflags.com.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 16 neighborhood locations, Children’s is one of the largest clinical care providers for children in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 30 pediatric specialties and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals by Parents magazine and U.S.News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.