October 23, 2002
Jackson, NJ -- To commemorate the opening SUPERMAN-ULTIMATE FLIGHT, Six Flags Great Adventure today launches a "Search for Heroes" essay contest and to shine a light on the people who have dramatically impacted the lives of those around them.
People everywhere are invited to craft a 500-word essay about their personal "hero." One grand prize-winner will be selected by a celebrity panel of judges from among ten finalist essays. Fifteen "honorable mention" prizes will be given. All 25 winners will be among the first guests to ride the new SUPERMAN-ULTIMATE FLIGHT flying roller coaster in the spring of 2003.
"We're looking for everyday people doing extraordinary things," said Mick Foley, a two-time New York Times best-selling author, former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar and member of the "Search for Heroes" judging panel. "This contest is a tribute to great men, women and children whose work often goes unrecognized."
Foley will be joined by philanthropist and NFL Super Bowl XXV Most Valuable Player Otis (OJ) Anderson, actress and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete, award-winning vocal group LMNT, NBA All-Star Nominee and member of the Minnesota Timberwolves Wally Szczerbiak, WB-11 New York Morning News Features Reporter Larry Hoff, and News Anchor on Philadelphia's KYW TV-3 Pat Ciarrocchi.
All contest entries must be typed in English, and no longer than 500 words. Entries must include the writer's name, age, address, phone and E-mail address if available. The contest is free to enter, and limited to one entry per person. Essays must be submitted to:
"Search for Heroes" Essay Contest
Six Flags Great Adventure
P.O. Box 120
Jackson, NJ 08527
The entry deadline is January 23, 2003. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2003.
For more park and essay contest prize information and list of rules, visit Six Flags Great Adventure on the Web at sixflags.com or call 732/928-1821.
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