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Fundraising for first rides on new Orion roller coaster surpasses $30,000! 

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

As of Monday, more 600 participants representing 19 states and Canada have raised over than $30,000 for the Orion First Riders Auction event April 9 benefiting A Kid Again.

All participants who raise more than $150 before fundraising ends April 3 will enjoy an evening filled with riding Orion over and over again from 6-9 p.m., an Orion First Riders t-shirt, food and a certificate of participation. Current top fundraisers include Scott Shaffer ($1,397) from Florida, Daniel Griesemer ($1,260) from Ohio, Jeffrey Brashares ($725) from Ohio, Roy Taylor III ($600) from Maryland and Cheryl Hastings ($525) from Ohio.

Interested in participating in the Orion First Riders Auction event? Click here to join now!  

A Kid Again is a a nonprofit organization which exists to foster hope, happiness and healing for families raising kids with life-threatening illnesses through fun-filled group activities and events. A Kid Again families are invited to participate in these adventures from the age of diagnosis until the child reaches age 20 through funds raised from events such as this. 

For the past 24 years, Kings Island has hosted an annual outing for A Kid Again children and their families, providing an opportunity for sick kids to get out of the hospital, grab their brothers and sisters, their moms and dads, and come to Kings Island for the greatest day of the year - the day they can be a kid again. 

Orion will be one of only seven giga coasters in the world, a class of roller coasters having a height or drop of 300-399 feet. Riders will plummet down an exhilarating 300-foot first drop at a 85-degree angle before sending them on a high-speed journey over seven more hills and 5,321 feet of track at speeds up to 91 mph on the tallest and fastest steel roller coaster at Kings Island.


 

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