This past weekend I got to participate in the perfect charity fundraiser.
Well organized? CHECK
Benefited children? CHECK
Tons of fun? CHECK CHECK
Involved water? ABSOLUTELY!
Great Wolf Lodge hosted their Second Annual “World’s Largest Waterslideathon” across the country raising thousands of dollars at each of their locations to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.
My family and I participated at the Williamsburg location where a total of 2,071 people took a trip down the waterslide to help kids in need. It was a truly phenomenal time. 100% of every dollar they raise each year at this event goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters. (If you would like to see photos from the event across the country, there are tons on Great Wolf Lodge’s Facebook page.)
Like I said – The best children’s fundraiser EVER.
ASIDE from their philanthropic work, Great Wolf Lodge is an amazing destination for families. We’ve been there twice and each time my boys can’t get enough.
What they really want is to LIVE THERE.
They keep asking how much it would cost to move in. (I’m looking into it.)
In case you are not familiar with this particular palace of kid nirvana, Great Wolf Lodge has a massive indoor entertainment area (40,000 100,000 square feet) filled with activities for families to do together: gigantic indoor water park , live interactive adventure games (MagiQuest), arcade/game rooms, nightly entertainment, themed restaurants, spas, supervised childrens activities and tons more.
The rooms themselves are unbelievable. The cookies and milk are beyond words. The evening dance party is hysterical. People, I could go on and on…
Just take my word for it. VISIT GREAT WOLF LODGE. Yes, it is that amazing.
*Disclosure: In return for participating in and promoting the Great Wolf Waterslideathon I was offered a night stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg. It was, hands down, the most fun charitable venture that I have ever attended.