October 9, 2001
Williamsburg, VA -- Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks announced a tribute to America's police officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers. Now through the end of 2001 these America heroes and members of their immediate families will receive free admission to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Seasame Place by showing current identification and proof of employment.
The offer is valid every day for the balance of the 2001 season at the SeaWorld parks in Orland, San Antonio and San Diego; Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA and Tampa Bay, FL and Seasame Place near Philadelphia.
"This tribute is a small way we can acknowledge and thank the more than 2 million men and women in this country who have dedicated their lives to public service," said August A. Busch III, Chairman of the Board and President of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. "In this difficult time, it's important that we recognize their commitment, dedication and courage by offering the opportunity to share time in our parks with those closest to them."
On the first visit, each hero will receive a customized Passport valid for free, unlimited admission every day through December. Guests accompanying heroes will receive complimentary admission on the first visit and a 25 percent discount on every subsequent visit through December.
The Anheuser-Busch Foundation also has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross for relief efforts to aid victims in the New York metropolitan area. In addition, the company has provided nearly 10,000 cases of canned drinking water and more than 40,000 cases of 180 energy drink to aid rescue workers in New York City. Beverages donated by Anheuser-Busch were distributed by the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross.