Boys & Girls Clubs of America Join Cedar Fair for WinterFest and Knott's Merry Farm Celebrations
November 15, 2018 at 11:29 AM EST
SANDUSKY, Ohio, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, has joined Boys & Girls Clubs of America to provide hundreds of club members across the U.S. with a free celebration at the parks' annual holiday events – WinterFest and Knott's Merry Farm – at select park locations in California, the Carolinas, Ohio, Missouri and Virginia. Children will enjoy a night in a magical winter wonderland complete with food, entertainment, rides, and an appearance by Santa Claus and other holiday characters. 2018 marks the third year that Cedar Fair has worked with Boys & Girls Clubs to bring WinterFest to the children it serves.
Julie Teer, chief development and public affairs officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, said, "We're so grateful to partner with Cedar Fair Entertainment Company again this holiday season. Thanks to their help, Boys & Girls Clubs can continue to help close the opportunity gap that exists for so many kids today, such as providing impactful experiences like WinterFest and Knott's Merry Farm to youth who need us most."
Lee Alexakos, Cedar Fair's vice president of community relations, said, "It is an honor to work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America in bringing the magic of the holidays to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity. Cedar Fair Charities, Inc., our company's charitable giving group, has worked with Boys & Girls Clubs for several years on a number of initiatives to give back to the communities where we live and work; we look forward to continuing our relationship with them to surprise and delight children across the nation."
WinterFest and Knott's Merry Farm are immersive holiday entertainment traditions held select nights November through December at several Cedar Fair amusement parks throughout the U.S. The parks are transformed into magical winter wonderlands featuring millions of lights, enormous decorated trees, live entertainment, ice skating, falling snow, festive food and beverages, dozens of rides operating, and visits with Santa Claus, special holiday characters, and the PEANUTS gang. The season ends with a spectacular New Year's Eve party with fun for the entire family.
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and four hotels. It also operates an additional theme park under a management contract. Its parks are located in California, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Toronto, Ontario. For more information, see www.cedarfair.com.
Contact: Laurie Tardif, Corporate Communications
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