The Coaster101 Podcast: IAAPA Mini-sode #2: Give Kids The World

Happy IAAPA Week! This is our second in a series of four interviews with companies exhibiting at IAAPA, and today, we’re focused on a company with a booth at the expo, but they’re not selling anything — they’re there to say “Thank You” to their industry partners: Give Kids The World.

There are multiple charitable initiatives going on around the IAAPA Expo this week, including a 5K race and golf tournament. Not to mention, the President of Ripley’s Believe it or Not is shaving his beard to add to the world’s largest hairball, “Hoss,” which will be located at Give Kids The World’s IAAPA Booth. Ripley’s will match $10,000 in donations made to GKTW at the Expo.

We also talk a little bit about Give Kids The World’s holiday event – Night of a Million Lights – which made its debut in 2020, and is back for even more lights and excitement this year!

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Stay Tuned for future interviews with Adam Sandy of Zamperla (Wednesday), and Falcon’s Creative Group (Thursday!)

For more information on Give Kids The World, visit their website at

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We’re selling 2022 Calendars to benefit Give Kids The World! Head to to learn more!

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