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Funtown Splashtown USA offers free admission to guests who sign up for The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital specialty license plate at the park on July 20th
Saco, Maine – Visitors to Funtown Splashtown USA on Thursday can get free admission and help a great cause at the same time. The amusement park is offering free admission to anyone who signs up for The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital specialty license plate at the park on July 20. The plate costs $25, while a combo ticket to Funtown Splashtown is $39, a savings of $14. In addition, anyone who signs up for The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital specialty license plate between now and October 1 will receive a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.
The state of Maine requires organizations that want to create a specialty license plate to sign up 2,000 Maine residents with active “passenger-type” vehicle registrations. The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital needs just 350 registrations more by October 1 to reach its goal.
Thursday is sure to be extra fun, with Frank FM broadcasting the morning show live from the park from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. and doing live hourly breaks until 2 p.m. Funtown Splashtown USA will be open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Thursday, with the water park closing at 6 p.m.
“Funtown Splashtown USA is honored to be working with The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center on the specialty license plate drive,” said Ed Hodgdon, marketing manager at Funtown Splashtown USA. “We know that our guests will come through to help reach the goal of 2,000 sign-ups.”
Once the plate is established, The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital will receive $10 of every new plate sold and $10 of every annual renewal. After the $25 registration fee, the only other expense is a $15 annual renewal fee. So far, 1,650 people have shown their support by signing up at www.bbch.org/licenseplate. Once available statewide, the plate is projected to raise more than $200,000 each year to enhance patient care at Maine’s only children’s hospital.
The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital specialty license plate volunteer committee Co-Chair Joe Westrich explained why this effort is so important: “Every dollar will stay local and will directly benefit patients. The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital saved my daughter’s life, so now it’s time to pay it forward to future generations of children.”
About Funtown Splashtown USA
Funtown Splashtown USA is Northern New England's largest family-themed water and amusement park. The 72-acre park offers 50 rides, water slides and pools, with some of the largest attractions in Northern New England. For park hours and information, please call 207-284-5139 or visit www.funtownsplashtownusa.com.
About The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital (BBCH) at Maine Medical Center is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research, and education. With more than 98,000 annual patient visits, the hospital offers services in cancer treatment, cardiology, neonatal care, and numerous other pediatric specialties. Maine’s only certified children’s hospital is designed with children in mind with state-of-the-art hospital equipment, specialty programs and spacious play areas. U.S. News & World Report has ranked BBCH among the top hospitals in the country for Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology care in the new 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. From well-child visits to specialized medical and surgical treatment of complex, life-threatening illnesses and injuries, BBCH offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient, family-centered care from an exceptional team of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. For more information, visit www.bbch.org.
About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as the number-one ranked hospital in Maine by U.S. News and World Report for 2016-2017, is a complete health care resource for the people of greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1864, MMC is the state’s largest and only academic medical center, licensed for 637 beds, employing nearly 6,500 people, and dedicated to its mission that includes educating tomorrow’s care givers and researching new ways to provide care. MMC’s unique role as both a community hospital and an academic referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including nationally recognized educational programs and a world-class biomedical research Institute. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit www.mmc.org.
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