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
Ticket donations are provided to those non-profit organizations meeting all requirements and are subject to ticket availability. A ticket request does not guarantee a donation and a maximum of two (2) tickets per request per year may be granted. Requests generally take four to six weeks to process. Due to the high volume of submissions, please do not call or e-Mail concerning the status of your request.
Kings Dominion is not currently accepting donation requests and we ask that you please check back on or after the first week of January 2018 for additional information and an opportunity to complete your request.
Best wishes for success in all of your endeavors this year!
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.