Six Flags Great America Hosts Book Drive as Part of Childhood Literacy Program

Posted June 7, 2012 by Joel in Press Releases

WHAT:                 A book drive at Six Flags Great America to collect books for low income children in Lake County, IL

WHEN:                  Monday, June 11 – Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WHERE:               Six Flags Great America / 1 Six Flags Parkway / Gurnee, IL 60031

GURNEE, Ill. — June 6, 2012 — Six Flags Great America is joining forces with Page It Forward, Lake County’s largest summer-long book drive, spearheaded by United Way of Lake County (UWLC) to collect a record-breaking 200,000 books for local students.

Guests who donate books Monday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 13 will receive a Buy One Get One Free coupon for a one day general admission ticket. On Monday, June 11, Six Flags Great America will also offer exclusive ride time on the all-new revolutionary X Flight wing coaster for any guest that donates two books before 9 a.m.

In addition if guests who bring more books will receive:

5 or more books: ERT + X Flight Luggage Tag

10 or more books: ERT + X Flight Luggage Tag + X Flight Water Bottle

15 or more books: ERT + X Flight Luggage Tag + X Flight Water Bottle + X Flight Goody Bag

June 11 also marks the kick off of Read to Succeed, where K-6 students who completed six hours of non-school related reading during the 2011-2012 school year earned a complimentary Six Flags ticket. Six Flags Great America has donated nearly 400,000 tickets this year alone as part of the Read to Succeed program. For more information, visit


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