In this inaugural initiative, July 20 visitors will receive a half-price ticket for each $10 donation made at the park’s ticket windows. According to park officials, there are no limits on the number of donations that can be made, or tickets received, as part of this promotion. This ticket discount is available only with July 20 donations and for that day, and is limited to one per donation.
Once inside the park, Make-A-Wish Northeast New York will have a table where visitors can purchase raffle tickets for $10, or six for $50, for a three-day, two-night stay at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark, complete with a family pass to the park. The drawing will take place at 6 p.m. July 20 at the park: Participants need not be present to win.
This first-time fundraiser, for which The Chronicle is serving as a media sponsor, was inspired by a similar event that took place at Whiteface Mountain on March 24.
“We are thrilled to be able to support Make-A-Wish Northeast New York with this inaugural promotion,” said Jason Lee, Communications Supervisor of the Six Flags Great Escape Resort. “During the year, our organization routinely supports young wish kids and their families at the Six Flags Great Escape Resort. Through this collaboration, we are now able to raise dollars that will go to the granting of wishes.”
“We at Make-A-Wish Northeast New York could not be more grateful to The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor and the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark for all that they do to support our organization,” said William C. Trigg, III, chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish Northeast New York.
“While the money that comes in will be very important to our fundraising efforts, as significant will be the awareness generated by our presence at the park that day,” he continued. “When we are able to communicate directly with large numbers of families, we frequently find someone who knows a child with a critical illness who might be eligible for a wish.”
To learn more about this promotion or purchase raffle tickets, contact the Make-A-Wish Northeast New York office at (518) 456-9474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.