May 10, 2008
Pigeon Forge, TN -- Dollywood's Splash Country to host sixth annual Lazy River Float-A-Thon on Saturday, May 31 to benefit Knoxville Ronald McDonald House. The event begins at the water park at 10:00 am.
According to Dollywood, last year's Lazy River Float-A-Thon raised approximately $39,000.
The annual fund-raiser is co-sponsored by Dollywood's Splash Country, Star 102.1, 93 POINT 1, and HOT 104.5 radio stations.
Participants raise money by gathering pledges or contributions for the number of laps floated in the water park's lazy river attraction.
Teams are encouraged to participate. All participants who collect $35 or more in donations receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last) and complimentary admission to Dollywood's Splash Country for the event.
"The Float-a-Thon has become one of the highlights of our season at Dollywood's Splash Country," said Vice President and General Manager Gene Scherrer. "We look forward to another successful event to support the Ronald McDonald House and all the great work they do for folks when they need it the most."
The Ronald McDonald House is a non-profit organization that provides "a home-away-from-home" for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. As well as providing food and housing, the Ronald McDonald House is a place where families can find support from others in similar situations. The Ronald McDonald House depends on community donations to keep its doors open. Proceeds from the Lazy River Float-A-Thon will help defray operating expenses associated with supporting thousands of people each year.
For more information, contact event organizer Ashley Adams at 865-428-9602.
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