Several aquatics operations continued their commitment to the community this spring.
In Texas, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort launched a new charity fundraiser. The Family Adventure Race took place last month, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters.
In the Notheast, Nearly 200 children and their parents recently enjoyed a free day at the Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark, Queensbury, N.Y., through the United Way’s Live United initiative. Also, filtration system manufacturer Neptune-Benson Inc., Coventry, R.I., donated one of its Defender filters for the new pool at Give Kids the World, a nonprofit resort that provides seriously ill kids a chance to create lasting memories with their families.
Next week "A Walk In The Park" returns to Six Flags Over Georgia for the third year to raise awareness and funding for the leading cause of death among children. On June 13 employees and guests will don walking shoes to shine the spotlight on an important but often overlooked children's health issue.
The event will benefit the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta through the Cure Kids Cancer initiative with 100 percent of donated funds going to research and programs that directly improve the care of patients. Monies raised will allow hospitals to continue the search for a cure while also supporting Cure Kids Cancer's commitment to reducing the stress on patients by treating them closer to home.
"A truly rewarding aspect of my career is having the chance to meet and be inspired by the courageous children who are battling cancer, as well as individuals who commit their time and energy to supporting the fight against pediatric cancer," said Sarah Waters, Director, Children's Miracle Network and Cure Kids Cancer. "The money raised by "A Walk in the Park" events across the country will directly benefit children's hospitals in their search for a cure."