Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids Are Ready to Make Lasting Memories at the 18th-Annual Walt Disney World Trip
Families to embark on once-in-a-lifetime all-expenses paid vacation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 18, 2017) – Ace and TJ’s Grin Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity designed to enhance the lives of terminally ill and chronically disabled children, will embark on magical vacation at Walt Disney World from Oct. 4 – 8, 2017.
This year, 32 children between the ages of five and 12 will enjoy the five-day all expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World along with their families. The Grin Kids are scheduled to depart Wednesday, Oct. 4 from Concord Regional Airport at 2 p.m. EST, where the Grin Kids will participate in a fun, family-friendly sendoff to celebrate the special day. In attendance will be local mascots, firefighters and police officers along with the mayors of Cornelius and Concord. Other entertainment will be on-site to celebrate with the Grin Kids and their families, including radio station 96.1 playing the children’s favorite music throughout the celebration. After the sendoff party, the families will fly to Orlando, Fla. using Miami Air, whose plane will comfortably seat the 168 attendees.
“We’ve been anxiously awaiting this trip all year. It’s such a tremendous experience for everyone involved, from me and TJ, to the children and their families, to the volunteers who come to help make this a memorable trip,” said Ace, co-founder of Grin Kids.
“We are so lucky to have this opportunity every year, and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of our listeners, local communities and partners like Jersey Mike’s and Speedway Children’s Charities. There’s nothing better than seeing the Grin Kid’s faces light up with joy during our time at Disney World,” added TJ, co-founder of Grin Kids.
Families for this year’s trip will come from all over the Southeast, including the Carolinas, Alabama, Virginia and Tennessee. All members of a Grin Kid’s immediate family are invited to participate in the trip, and many families come home with new relationships that often bond them together for life.
“Wow – we can’t thank you all enough for choosing our family. You allowed us to have a real vacation – a break from reality, doctors’ appointments, therapy treatments, and hospitals. You also allowed us to meet new families whose journey is similar to ours – they are now our friends!” said a 2016 Grin Kids family member.
Upon arriving in Florida, the families will travel together on buses to their Walt Disney World hotel and settle in their rooms at Port Orleans before their annual pool party. The following days will consist of planned special events and free time for the families to explore the parks on their own.
To find out more information about the Ace and TJ’s Grin Kids charity or make a donation visit www.grinkids.org.