Friday, March 1, 2024

This park is donating tickets to raise money for nonprofits. Here’s how that works

If you climb a tree, they'll plant a tree this weekend. (Southside Daily/courtesy of Virginia Aquarium Adventure Park Zip Line Facebook page)
If you climb a tree, they’ll plant a tree this weekend. (WYDaily/courtesy of Virginia Aquarium Adventure Park Zip Line Facebook page)

The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach is donating tickets to nonprofits in the area for use in fundraising raffles and events.

In a recent news release, officials announced they’ve already donated “hundreds of tickets,” and more requests continue to flow in.

“Donating tickets to help Hampton Roads area nonprofit organizations with their fundraising efforts is important,” officials said.

Ticket recipients include, but are not limited to:

  • museums
  • schools
  • community organizations
  • public libraries
  • hospitals
  • food banks
  • parent-teacher organizations
  • athletic organizations

Supplies for a display including a table-top poster, information cards about the park, and a sample ticket come with the ticket donation presumably assisting in the organization’s fundraising efforts.

Nonprofits just need to apply online at least four weeks before their event to receive the tickets that would otherwise cost a visitor up to $59 per person.

The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium is known for its outdoor zip line and climbing courses where they’ll also hold special events like “Glow in the Park.” 

“Climb to music and lights,” the website reads.

To apply to receive donated tickets for a nonprofit organization, click here.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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