Captain Ken Chapman to ride The Wheel for 10 hours to raise funds for those in need
ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2021) – As we enter the season of giving, ICON Park is proud to once again host the Salvation Army’s 4th annual Donation Rotation.
From noon to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, Salvation Army Captain Ken Chapman will raise awareness and donations for the organization by continuously riding The Wheel for 10 hours, ICON Park’s signature attraction. The Wheel, which stands at 400 feet, will be lit in Salvation Army’s colors of red and white for select periods throughout the event.
The Donation Rotation event will support the Red Kettle Campaign, which funds programs for struggling families, homeless children and vulnerable senior citizens.
ICON Park, a partner, sponsor and supporter of this event, will donate a dollar for every ticket that it sells on Dec. 10 to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Program. For guests who choose to make the 20-minute ride with Captain Chapman, ICON Park will donate their admission fee for The Wheel to the Red Kettle Program.
New to the Donation Rotation event this year, Captain Chapman will have several Social Media influencers riding with him from 5:00pm – 7:00pm as they “TikTok Around the Clock.” Guests that ride with the Captain will have the opportunity to participate in fun, exciting Instagram and TikTok videos, which will reach the influencers’ combined audience of more than 30 million people.
“The Salvation Army team does very important work all year long to support our community,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, ICON Park president and CEO. “Since this event began four years ago, it has raised more than $150,000 to help those who need it the most. We’re proud to continue this tradition and will be cheering the Captain on during his ride.”
To donate to The Salvation Army, visit SalvationArmyOrlando.org or call 407-423-8581. You can also contribute to any of The Salvation Army red kettles using cash, card or your mobile device. The Red Kettle Season ends on Christmas Eve, so please help spread the word about this event. Proceeds from the kettles go to fund programs and services for struggling families, individuals and veterans in Orange and Osceola Counties.
ICON Park is at the center of the Orlando Entertainment District. With free parking and conveniently located near I-4, Universal Boulevard and the Beachline, this premiere entertainment complex is easy to access for any Central Florida resident or Orlando tourist.
To learn more about ICON Park, visit: https://iconparkorlando.com.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyOrlando.org or SalvationArmyOsceola.org. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok @salarmyosceola & @salarmyorlando and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/salvationarmyorlando or www.facebook.com/salvationarmyosceola .
About ICON Park
ICON Park™ is a 20-acre, walkable entertainment destination in the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District on International Drive. A perfect place to ride, dine, drink and explore, ICON Park has more than 40 amazing restaurants, funky bars, boutique shops and can’t-miss attractions, all anchored by The Wheel, a jaw-dropping observation wheel that stands 400 feet – 40 stories – in the air. Guests can visit SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando, Museum of Illusions, In The Game ICON Park and 7D Motion Theater. Dining options include Yard House, Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, Uncle Julio’s Mexican From Scratch, Tin Roof, Sugar Factory, Tapa Toro, Shake Shack and more. Free parking is available in a multi-level, on-site garage, just steps from all the action. Learn more at ICONParkOrlando.com. Follow ICON Park on social media @ICONParkOrlando.