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Kids ready for grand adventure at Kings Island

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Approximately 4,000 children and family members from Cincinnati, Columbus
and Dayton are expected to attend the annual A Kid Again outing at Kings Island.

MASON, Ohio – Thursday, July 10 is shaping up to be a typical day at Kings Island, filled with lots of happy children.
Park visitors might notice that some of the kids will be in wheelchairs. Some will be hooked up to oxygen, or connected to IVs. But they’ll be having fun and enjoying their day at Kings Island, just like everybody else because that day, they are just like everyone else.

A Kid Again, a non-profit organization which strives to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families by providing healing times of respite through fun-filled outings group activities and destination events, will have its annual outing at Kings Island Thursday. A Kid Again children and their families will enjoy park admission, picnic meal, ice cream treats, Dinosaurs Alive! and the opportunity to meet and have photos taken with some of their favorite PEANUTS characters like Charlie Brown, Linus Van Pelt, Lucy Van Pelt, Sally Brown and Snoopy. They’ll cap off a memorable day at the park with a fireworks show over the Eiffel Tower at 10:00 p.m.

Approximately 4,000 A Kid Again children and family members from Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton are expected to attend the outing, making it the organization’s largest event of the year.

In April, Kings Island raised more than $103,000 for A Kid Again through a first night riders fundraising event on the new record-breaking Banshee roller coaster, making it the largest single fundraiser in the organization’s Cincinnati chapter’s 19-year history.

Information about A Kid Again is available online at akidagain.org.


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