Kings Dominion Cares
Kings Dominion Cares! Kings Dominion is proud to give back to the community through in-kind donations for charitable and non-profit organizations and fundraising special events. Our company takes great pride in the many contributions we make annually to help nonprofit, civic and school organizations. Kings Dominion is proud to donate nearly $150,000 in tickets to various non-profit organizations through the Mid-Atlantic each year. We are also involved in the community through several other organizations listed below.
Blood Donation Drives
Kings Dominion is committed to helping the community by having blood drives to support the local blood banks in the Richmond area. Each year, Kings Dominion hosts two blood drives for guests during a public operating day. In addition, the Kings Dominion employees help donate blood through two blood drives set up for associates during the summer season. In 2015, Kings Dominion partnered with Virginia Blood Services and the American Red Cross for guest blood drives.
Kings Dominion and Challenge Discovery are both committed to improving the emotional, health and well-being of at-risk children in the Richmond area. Kings Dominion is also the sponsor of the Challenge Discovery Golf Tournament held at Independence Golf Club in Chesterfield.
Kings Dominion CARES Charitable Ticket Donation Program
Thank you for your interest in the Kings Dominion Cares Ticket Donation Request Program.
Our company takes great pride in the many contributions we make annually to help nonprofit, civic and school organizations. Kings Dominion is proud to continue a tradition of giving back to our community for over 40 years and we are proud to support various non-profit organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region each season.
Ticket donations are provided to non-profit organizations that meet all eligibility and program requirements.
Donations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Donation requests will no longer be accepted once the allotted number of tickets for the year are distributed.
Organizations are limited to two Kings Dominion Single Day, General Admission tickets per request. Only one request per organization will be accepted in a twelve-month period.
Tickets awarded through the program are valid through Labor Day of the application season. Requests may not be made for future seasons and unused tickets will not be honored.
Kings Dominion Cares Ticket Donation Request Program is available to federally licensed 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organizations, focused on children and families that produce measurable, positive results. Each request will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if the request meets the above criteria.
We would love to be able to provide support to everyone, and we thank you for visiting to see if your non-profit group is eligible. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide support to the following groups:
- Individuals or individual families
- For-profit organizations
- Religious groups utilizing Kings Dominion for festivals, bingo events, building funds or other activities that do not directly benefit children
- Any organization that discriminates due to color, sex, nationality, sexual orientation or creed
- Groups raising money for trips, competitions or equipment for their team, club or activity
KINGS DOMINION PARTNERS
In addition to working within our community to extend Kings Dominion tickets, we are proud of our ongoing partnership to the following events and organizations:
Challenge Discovery: www.challengediscovery.com
Give Kids the World, World Passport Program: www.gktw.org
Exceptional Family Member Day, USO Hampton Roads: www.usohr.com
Make a Wish Foundation: www.wish.org
United Way: www.yourunitedway.org
HOW TO APPLY
The 2018 application window IS NOW CLOSED.
The KD Cares Charitable Ticket Donation Program is no longer accepting applications for the 2018 season. Please return to this page the first week of January 2019 for additional information and an opportunity to complete an application for your organization. We look forward to hearing from you and hope for success in all of your 2018 endeavors!
Give Kids the World
Each year, Kings Dominion and Cedar Fair partner with Give Kids the World, a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates lasting memories for children with life- threatening illnesses and their families. In partnership with Give Kids the World, Kings Dominion welcomes all children and their families that obtain a passport from the Give Kids the World village. This passport allows the child and his or her family to visit Kings Dominion and enjoy a day at the park.
Hanover County Middle School Job Shadow
Kings Dominion is a proud support of the Hanover County School system to better educate its students and prepare them for employment in the future. During the spring months, Kings Dominion hosts three Job Shadow days with Hanover County Middle School students. The students visit the park on Friday afternoons and work with several department managers, including Food & Beverage, Merchandise and more.
JDRF - Capitol Chapter
Kings Dominion is honored to be a partner with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Capitol Chapter (JDRF). Each year, Kings Dominion donates $2 from every guest ticket sold under the JDRF ticket program toward researching and curing Type 1 diabetes. In 2012, Kings Dominion donated nearly $20,000 to JDRF Capitol Chapter.
Kings Dominion Employee Community Events
Each year, Kings Dominion and its employees participate in more than a dozen community events throughout the year. In 2015, Kings Dominion employees participated in projects for Habitat for Humanity as well as volunteered to help clean up Belle Isle on the James River in the city of Richmond.
Mayor's Youth Academy - Richmond
Kings Dominion partneres with the Mayor's Youth Academy out of the City of Richmond to hire 80 high school students in Richmond for the summer at Kings Dominion. The Mayor's Youth Academy -- a program created by Richmond City Mayor Dwight Jones -- provides Richmond youth an opportunity to work during the summer months. The Richmond students hired by Kings Dominion began working at the park in April and will continue to work at the park through the summer season.
Relay for Life
In 2015 we hosted Relay For Life Western Hanover at our Campground for the second year in a row. This past year we combined the Western Hanover and Mechanicsville Relay For Life events for the first time. Team Kings Dominion Cares is also a major player in the fundraising efforts for the event, contributing over 25% of the event’s total fundraising dollars, as well as working with local companies and partners for sponsorship of the event.
United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg
Kings Dominion and the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg teamed up in 2013 to produce the Planet Snoopy Family FUNtastic Guide to our bigger, better Planet Snoopy. The FUNtastic Guide is an educational learning tool for parents to use to interact with their children before, during and after a trip to Kings Dominion.
Kings Dominion is committed to making sure that families visiting Kings Dominion not only have fun, but learn at the same time.