Event to be held on Sunday, September 21. Opportunity for General Public to buy one-day tickets to waterpark
With schools back in session, the Wilderness at the Smokies’ waterpark resort is offering a fun event on Sunday, September 21, that will offer a chance for non-resort guests to enjoy its indoor waterpark, teach children and families some important tips about a variety of wellness topics in a fun setting, and assist a local charity with funding.
Beginning at 1 p.m., individuals will be able to purchase a $15 ticket to enjoy the Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark at Wilderness at the Smokies. The ticket price is for both adults and children ages three and older. The money from the day’s ticket sales will benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee as that non-profit group kicks off its fall fundraising efforts. The Wild WaterDome is normally only available to resort guests, but this event will allow others to enjoy a fun summer experience after Labor Day and help a local non-profit at the same time. The waterpark will remain open until 8 p.m. that evening.
From 1-3 p.m., a special event called “Water + Wellness = WOW!” will feature sponsors: Enrichment Federal Credit Union, LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville, Lumberjack Feud, Keep Sevier Beautiful, Tanger Outlets and Star 102.1 radio, along with Alzheimer’s Tennessee highlighting fun facts about wellness and how children and families can make a difference in their everyday lives by stepping up their overall health and wellness in easy ways. The first 500 children who participate in the wellness portion of the event will receive a goody bag with items from each of the sponsors.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee Director of Communication & Constituent Relations Kay Watson says the timing for the event is ideal, because September 21st also happens to be World Alzheimer’s Day. “The money raised from this exciting event and the Smoky Mountain Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk at the end of that same week in Pigeon Forge on Saturday, Sept. 27 will help families struggling with Alzheimer’s disease emotionally, physically and financially through educational workshops, support groups, care counseling and resource referrals and assistance. For more than three decades, Alzheimer’s Tennessee has been helping our communities better understand the world of dementia and championing global treatment and prevention strategies. Now, all of us can swim for better brain health at the Wilderness!”
This is the second event Wilderness at the Smokies has hosted in 2014 to help its non-profit neighbors in Sevier County; a recycling event in February raised nearly $12,000 to benefit Keep Sevier Beautiful and the Sevier County Food Ministries.