All Star Adventures Helping Send Kids to College

A lesson in philanthropy is being taught at All Star Adventures in Wichita. Employees are helping promote Stars for Scholars, a nationwide fundraiser to benefit Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots). The mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to those who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

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Hand in Hand: FECs Diversify The Business Model By Adding Child Care

Larry Stottlemyer, owner of Adventure Park USA in Monrovia, Maryland, believes that a day care should go hand in hand with FECs. He has operated Adventure Park Academy from the FEC’s second floor for the past decade. The day care helped him stay afloat during the Great Recession, and the revenue has more than tripled since its inception, making it one of the most profitable components of his facility today.

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Andy Alligator’s is Making a Big Splash on May 12

Andy Alligator’s has announced that the 2018 season opening of Norman’s premier family water park is Saturday, May 12. The water park boasts an 800-foot lazy river called Paradise River; The Banzai Pipeline, a thrilling tube ride with unexpected curves, drops and loops; Cowabunga Cove, a water complex with over 100 ways to get wet; Bubbler’s Beach, perfect for younger guests; and Riptide Racer. The only one of its kind in Oklahoma, the Riptide Racer stands at 45 feet tall and features four lanes perfect for the whole family to race down together.

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Sebastian Mom Sustained By Husband's Selfless Act of Love

On a hot July afternoon in 2005 two uniformed officers came to the door of Laura Youngblood’s brother’s house. She was visiting him in New York. Back in Illinois, her house was prepped for a homecoming. Her husband Travis Youngblood would be returning from Iraq soon, and she already had the “Welcome Home” signs up. But that day, she saw the two officers and knew immediately why they were there. The Sebastian resident had met her husband in boot camp. Theirs was a love story defined by life in the military and upon Travis' tragic death. Laura's coping with the loss of the man who gave up everything for his family.

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"She found a way": Gold Star Daughter to Run Shamrock Marathon in Memory of Fallen Father

Air National Guard Sgt. Gregory Skurupey was on a plane in 2001, hours from ringing in his 35th birthday. The plane carrying Skurupey and 17 other national guardsmen crashed in a Georgia field. A little over a week ago, Sheridan Skurupey counted 17 years since the last time she saw her father. She was five years old. This Sunday, Sheridan will lace up her sneakers and run 26.2 miles in the Shamrock Marathon in honor of her fallen father. By running, she'll also raise funds for other Gold Star children.

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Fallen Fort Bragg Soldier's Legacy Lives On

Two decades after her father died in a Fort Bragg training accident, Hannah Davis isn’t quite sure what memories are real. The faint recollections of her childhood — Davis was 3 when her father died — have merged with stories shared with the family over the past 20 years.

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Andy Alligator’s to Host Annual Children’s Book Drive

Andy Alligator’s Fun Park & Water Park will be hosting a book drive in March in celebration of Read Across America Day. All books collected during March 1-4 will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Norman. Guests who donate a new teen, pre-teen or children’s book will receive a Winter Fun Pass, a $19.99 value, for only $10!

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Putt-Putt FunHouse Opens New Virtual Reality Attraction, Hologate

Putt-Putt Fun House recently opened its newest attraction, the likes of which few have ever seen. Hologate Virtual Reality. This fully immersive, sensory experience boasts advanced graphic technology delivered at 90fps (frames per second) to delight guests and deter motion sickness. Players will be transported into a new reality where they can battle each other or work together to defeat enemies

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There’s An Adventure Park Hiding Near Baltimore And You Need To Visit

For a day full of family fun, head to this underrated adventure park that’s only a 45 minute drive from Baltimore. It has a little bit of everything, from outdoor adventures to indoor attractions that are perfect for a rainy day. Bring the whole family because there’s something here for every age. Adventure Park USA is less than an hour drive from the city. You may have spotted it before from Interstate 70 and trust us, it's worth stopping for. 

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