Six Flags Invites Guests to “Take the Plunge” to Benefit Special Olympics

John Jannarone

Fun Event Celebrates the Start of Summer

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/SixFlags?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#SixFlagslt;/agt;–Six
Flags Entertainment Corporation
(NYSE:SIX), the world’s
largest regional theme park company and largest operator of waterparks
in North America, is partnering with Special Olympics for a fun kickoff
to the start of summer. On June 21, the first day of summer and the
longest day of the year, guests who raise money for Special Olympics
will take the Six Flags Solar Plunge at Hurricane Harbor
waterparks across the country. Guests will take the plunge into giant
pools filled with blocks of ice.


“Six Flags and Special Olympics share a common bond of bringing families
together to create lasting memories,” said Six Flags Communications Vice
President Sandra Daniels. “This event is our way of honoring a community
of incredible Special Olympics athletes and we are encouraging our
guests to help raise money to support children and adults with
intellectual disabilities and showcase their abilities on and off the
field.”

The Six Flags Solar Plunge takes place on the June solstice, the
perfect day to enjoy all things summer including a refreshing splash for
a great cause. Participants must register through Special Olympics and
pay the $25 registration fee in order to “take the plunge” into the
ice-chilled waters of a Six Flags waterpark pool.

  • Tier 1: Participants who raise $100.00 – $199.99 by 11:59 p.m.
    ET on June 19, 2019, will receive free park admission for event day.
  • Tier 2: Participants who raise $200 – $299.99 by 11:59 p.m. ET
    on June 19, 2019, will receive free park admission, plus a Six Flags
    Prize Pack.
  • Tier 3: Participants who raise $300 or more by 11:59 p.m. ET on
    June 19, 2019, will receive free park admission, a Six Flags Prize
    Pack and a commemorative Solar Plunge medal.
  • Top Fundraiser in the Nation: The single participant who raises
    the largest amount across all parks by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 19, 2019,
    will receive all of the above, plus four (4) 2020 Six Flags Season
    Passes to the US theme park or waterpark of their choice.

“Special Olympics is excited to partner with Six Flags to engage new
audiences and raise critical funds to support our life-changing work,”
said Chad Jones, VP of Global Strategic Partnerships, Special Olympics.
“As we work to end discrimination against people with intellectual
disabilities and shift perceptions through immersive experiences that
show how we are better together, Special Olympics relies on partners
like Six Flags that share our commitment to a more inclusive world.”

Participating parks:

  • Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags America
  • Hurricane Harbor Concord*
  • Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Great Adventure
  • Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Great America
  • Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags New England
  • Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Over Texas*
  • Hurricane Harbor Phoenix
  • Hurricane Harbor at The Great Escape
  • Hurricane Harbor Splashtown
  • Darien Lake Splashtown
  • Magic Waters…A Six Flags Waterpark
  • Six Flags White Water

*These parks will not have the fundraising component.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional
theme park company with $1.5 billion in revenue and 26 parks across the
United States, Mexico and Canada. For 58 years, Six Flags has
entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed
rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more
information, visit www.sixflags.com

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About Special Oympics

Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport, health,
education and leadership programs every day around the world to end
discrimination against and empower people with intellectual
disabilities. Founded
in 1968
, and celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the Special
Olympics movement has grown to more than 6 million athletes and Unified
Sports partners in over 190
countries
. With the support of more than 1 million coaches and
volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32
Olympic-type sports
 and over 100,000
games and competitions
 throughout the year. Special Olympics is
supported by individuals, foundations and partners, including Bank of
America, the Christmas Records Trust, The Coca-Cola Company, ESPN,
Essilor Vision Foundation, the Golisano Foundation, IKEA Foundation, the
Lane Family, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Lions
Clubs International, Safilo Group, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, TOYOTA,
United Airlines, and The Walt Disney Company. Click
here for a full list of partners
. Engage with us on: TwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram and our
blog on Medium
. Learn more at www.SpecialOlympics.org.

Contacts

Sandra Daniels
972.595.5178
sdaniels@sftp.com