Registration Now Open for Charity Events Benefiting Give Kids The World Village during IAAPA Expo 2019
ORLANDO, Fla., US – IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, today announced registration is now open for the 17th Annual IAAPA International Charity Golf Tournament, IAAPA Footprints From the Heart 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, and the 10th Annual Motorcycle Ride Benefiting Give Kids The World Village. The annual events take place during IAAPA Expo 2019 (formerly IAAPA Attractions Expo) and raise funds for Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village — an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with critical illnesses and their families from around the world.
This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of the IAAPA and Give Kids The World Village partnership. As a long-standing partner since 1994, the association has supported the IAAPA World Passport for Kids, a program that provides complimentary admission to participating IAAPA-member facilities for GKTW wish children and their immediate families. In addition, IAAPA and its members have donated more than $1 million benefitting GKTW since that time.
New location: IAAPA International Charity Golf Tournament
This year, the golf tournament will be held at Shingle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, Nov. 17. Conveniently located just minutes away from the Orange County Convention Center, this championship, 18-hole, par-72 course is located on-site at the AAA Four Diamond Rosen Shingle Creek. Designed by the Arnold Palmer Design Company, the course features first-class amenities, an elaborate clubhouse, and 7,213 yards of golf.
The 18-hole scramble starts at 8 a.m. The $200 registration fee includes golf cart, breakfast, and lunch. Golf club rentals will be available for $53 each. The registration deadline for individuals, pairs, threesomes, or foursomes is Tuesday, Nov. 12. Participants are encouraged to register early as the event is expected to sell out weeks in advance.
IAAPA Footprints From the Heart 5K Run/1 Mile Walk Benefiting Give Kids The World Village
The IAAPA 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk — “Footprints From the Heart” — takes place Thursday, Nov. 21 at GKTW Village in Kissimmee, Florida. Participants are encouraged to register in advance, so they may create a personal fundraising page online to share with family and friends to raise additional donations ahead of Expo. Fundraising prizes will be awarded to the top individual fundraiser and top team fundraiser.
- Teams of five or more can register at a minimum donation of $30 per person
- Individuals can register for a minimum donation of $35 per person
- For those who are unable to participate in person, the online virtual runner program allows anyone to also create a fundraising page to help raise money in support of the event
To register online, visit http://support.gktw.org/IAAPA5K. Advance registration is open online until Tuesday, Nov. 19 and on-site at Expo at the GKTW Booth #4233 until 6 p.m. on Nov. 20. Runners can also register in-person the morning of the event.
IAAPA Motorcycle Ride
The 10th Annual IAAPA Motorcycle Ride will take place Sunday, Nov. 17 at Orlando Harley-Davidson/Eagle Rider. Cost is $100 for each driver and each passenger. Motorcycle rental is $120 through Eagle Rider. Tickets should be purchased in advance, as space is limited and may sell out.
For more information and to purchase tickets for all three charity events, visit www.IAAPA.org/expos/iaapa-expo/special-events-iaapa-expo.
About Give Kids The World
Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort located near Central Florida’s most beloved attractions. Critically ill children and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations, complete with accommodations in whimsical villas, transportation, donated attraction tickets, meals, and much more. Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 170,000 families from all 50 states and over 75 countries. For more information, visit www.givekidstheworld.org.
About IAAPA Expo 2019
IAAPA Expo is the premier conference and trade show for the global attractions industry, including amusement and theme parks, where visitors spend $45.2 billion around the world. IAAPA Expo 2019 will draw more than 38,000 industry professionals, including more than 24,000 decisions-makers and buyers from more than 100 countries to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 22. The 560,000-net-square-foot trade show floor will be open Tuesday, Nov. 19, through Friday, Nov. 22. Additional information is available at www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAExpo. #IAAPAExpo
IAAPA is a diverse and dynamic community of global attractions professionals. As the largest international trade association for permanently located attractions, IAAPA unifies the attractions community, connects people to learn and grow together, and strives to promote the highest professional standards for excellence and safety around the world.
Founded in 1918, IAAPA represents more than 6,000 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 100 countries. Members include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions, water parks, resorts, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, manufacturers, and suppliers.
The association's global headquarters and North America office are located in Orlando, Florida, US. IAAPA also maintains offices in Brussels, Belgium; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Mexico City, Mexico; and Alexandria, Virginia, US. To learn more, visit www.IAAPA.org or connect through social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA.
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