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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. 


Kings Dominion Cares

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 the summer and fall. 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 will partner 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.  
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.

The 2015 Application Window is now closed for the season. We will begin accepting applications for next season in early January 2016. You can find out more detailed information about the KD Cares program, including guidelines and eligibility requirements by visiting the KD Cares section of our website.

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. 

Kings Dominion also hosts Coasting For Kids each year to benefit Give Kids the World. You can sign up for the event and read more about Coasting for Kids here
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.   
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. 
Each year, Kings Dominion and its employees participate in more than a dozen community events throughout the year. In 2013, Kings Dominion employees will participate in projects for Habitat for Humanity, as well as volunteer to stock the food shelves and send food to the needy at the Virginia Food Bank Kitchen in 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. 
In 2013, Kings Dominion began a new reading program to promote and encourage kids to read throughout the year through the Reading is Rewarding program. As part of this program, children are able to visit Kings Dominion, where learning is present in our bigger, better Planet Snoopy. Kings Dominion works with hundreds of organizations and public libraries, including the DC Public Library, Richmond Public Library and more. 
In 2014 we hosted the Relay For Life Western Hanover at our Campground. And this year, in 2015, on June 20th we will be hosting once again at Camp Wilderness, but will be combining 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.
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.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the 2013 Planet Snoopy Family FUNtastic Guide.