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CoCo Key water park offers $5 admission in exchange for donated school supplies Aug. 22-26
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CoCo Key of Rockford is pitching in to help needy school children in the Rockford area.
Rockford’s giant indoor water park is teaming up with the Rockford School District to host “CoCo’s School Supplies Drive” Aug. 22-26.
All donations collected will be given to the school district to be distributed to needy kids in the area through their “Back 2 School Supplies for Schools” program.
Guests who donate will also receive a special reward: $5 admission for the day to CoCo Key.
Clock Tower General Manager Robert West explained: “We are very pleased to be able to partner with the Rockford School District for this special event. A quality education is vital for a child, and we are thankful for this opportunity to give back to the community with this worthy and important cause.”
To participate in “CoCo’s School Supplies Drive” guests need to bring new, unopened supplies to CoCo Key at the Clock Tower Resort. Items accepted for donation include boxes of pencils, erasers, glue, scissors, crayons, rulers, notebook paper, folders, hand sanitizer, uniforms and more. For a complete list of acceptable supplies, visit http://cocokeyrockford.com/events.asp.
For each item donated, guests will be allowed admission to CoCo Key for just $5, a savings of up to $10 per admission. The offer is valid Aug. 22-26 with a limit of four discount admissions per family. The discount is valid only at the time of donation; no vouchers or coupons will be distributed.
For more information about the “Back 2 School Supplies for Schools” program, contact the Rockford School District’s Parent and Community Empowerment Department at (815) 489-7295.
For more about CoCo Key, including “CoCo’s School Supplies Drive,” visit www.cocokeyrockford.com.
CoCo Key is inside Best Western Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center at 7801 E. State St., Rockford. Call the Clock Tower at (815) 398-6000 or visit www.clocktowerresort.com.