People who raised money for the Kings Island Kicks Cancer campaign will spend the day riding the Racer over and over again.
MASON, OHIO. Aug. 14, 2016. Soccer balls in the Royal Fountain are part of the Kings Island Kicks Cancer campaign.
MASON, Ohio -- There's a new spin on a popular fundraiser at Kings Island this year -- and it involves a lot of trips around the racetrack, so to speak.
As part of its annual Kicks Cancer campaign, Kings Island is hosting a Coasterthon for park enthusiasts, who can ride the Racer over and over (and over and over) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Participants also get exclusive night rides on Banshee, the world's longest inverted steel coaster. (There is a catch, though: People had to register in advance and raise at least $75.)
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People can still donate to the Kicks Cancer campaign by purchasing a soccer ball at the park or online. Each ball costs $5 and goes into the Royal Fountain near the main entrance.
On Aug. 21, whoever owns the one ball pulled from the fountain wins a 2016 Honda Civic.
Net proceeds from the event will benefit three local charities: The Dragonfly Foundation, Melanoma Know More and Pink Ribbon Girls.
Don Helbig, park spokesman, said the Kings Island Kicks Cancer campaign has raised $1.1 million since 2010.