April 4, 2002
Sandusky, OH -- Cedar Point will donate more than $14,000, collected through its coin collection program, to Sandusky High School and area children's organizations. During the operating season, the park's employees collect and turn in any loose change found underneath the rides, along the midway and in the park's water fountain, all of which is then counted and donated to local organizations that benefit children.
The money will be donated to the Sandusky High School's SBH Class, Erie County Special Olympics, Erie County Victim Assistance Program, Court Appointed Special Advocate (Erie County CASA) program, Child Assault Prevention Project (CAPS), Boys and Girls Club of Sandusky, Children's Services of the Sandusky Public Library and the Back to the Wild wildlife rehabilitation and nature education center.
"I am extremely pleased that we are able to help these worthwhile organizations that do so much for area children," stated Daniel Keller, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. "Our employees take pride in knowing that the money they collect helps kids who need it most."
Cedar Point will also make a donation to the Northwest Ohio Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Fund of the Burn Care and Reconstructive Center at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. More than one ton of aluminum cans was collected from recycling bins placed in employee break areas, throughout the park and in the Cedar Point Marina. The total value of those cans collected totaled $3,135.
Since 1988, the coin collection program at Cedar Point has donated more than $126,000 to area children's organizations.