AMAZING RACE ORLANDO
Scott Flanary, winner of The Amazing Race Season 29 & Amazing Race Orlando, have teamed up to make Give Kids The World the official charity of Amazing Race Orlando.
Amazing Race Orlando is a scavenger hunt type event that will be happening on October 19, 2018 in and around Orlando, FL. Ten teams have been selected to run the race and their first challenge is to raise money for Give Kids the World. The team with the most donations will win the Express Pass to be used on the race.
Amazing Race Orlando Teams: https://www.amazingraceorlando.com/teams
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO - Give Kids the World
Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families.
The Village and its community partners provide children and their families accommodations in fully-furnished villas, transportation, tickets to theme parks, meals, daily entertainment and much more.
Each year 27,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a critical illness. Half of all children eligible for a wish through a partnering wish-granting organization choose to visit Central Florida and its collection of theme parks and other attractions.
Our goal, quite simply, is to provide everything these deserving families need to make their trip the vacation of a lifetime. Since 1986, more than 160,000 children and families have had their dreams fulfilled in a whimsical Village unlike any other place on earth.
The story of Give Kids The World begins with a little girl named Amy, a wish, and the desire of one man to make that wish come true.
Amy had leukemia and a wish to visit Orlando’s theme parks. To facilitate this wish, a respected hotelier was asked to provide a complimentary stay for Amy and her family. Although the hotelier gladly obliged, the remainder of Amy's travel plans took too long to arrange, and her wish was never granted. Time simply ran out, and Amy had passed away.
This unfulfilled wish inspired the hotelier to make a vow that no child in need would ever be failed again. That man was Henri Landwirth, and his desire to ensure that Amy's story would never repeat itself is a mission Give Kids The World has fulfilled since 1986.
The Village Landwirth enlisted the support of colleagues in the hospitality and tourism industries to assist him in bringing these special families to Central Florida within 24 hours if need be. He called the project Give Kids The World, because that is just what he intended to do - provide magical experiences with a vacation that means the world to children with critical illnesses and their families.
As the program expanded and the number of families continued to grow, it was apparent that Give Kids The World would need to create a place that could better serve the needs of our families. In 1989, the gates of Give Kids The World Village opened and what once was a dream was now a 31-acre reality.
Today the Village is an 84-acre resort with 168 villa accommodations, unique entertainment attractions, whimsical venues, and fun activities for children of all abilities.
With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 160,000 families from all 50 states and 76 countries.
Visit www.GKTW.com for more information on Give Kids the World and www.AmazingRaceOrlando.com
TOP DONORS as of 10/16/2018
Stephanie Kramer- $500.00- Team Vacation
Monty & Mary Berger - $100.00- Team Vice & Virtue
Victoria Prieto- $100.00- Team Cashin' In
DonationsSee top donations
- Daniel Klein
- Katie Weigold
- The Ferrari's
- Jason Cashman
- Steve Michel
Fundraising team: Amazing Race Orlando Players (14)
Raised $50 from 1 donation
Give Kids The World
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Raised $1,050 from 25 donations
Raised $955 from 16 donations
Raised $795 from 7 donations
Martin van der Merwe
Raised $495 from 10 donations