Skydive Spaceland to Host Fundraiser for Oklahoma Tornado Victims

NEWS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 22, 2013
Contact (Skydive Spaceland): Christy West, Marketing/Communications Director, Skydive Spaceland
281-369-3337; Christy@SkydiveSpaceland.com

Rosharon, Texas (May 22)—Skydive Spaceland has joined the large ranks of individuals and businesses stepping up to help victims of the enormous tornado that swept Oklahoma City Monday. This weekend (Saturday through Memorial Day Monday), Skydive Spaceland will donate $10 to the American Red Cross for every person who makes their first tandem skydive at Spaceland.

“Our thoughts are with everyone who has suffered through this disaster, and we want to do what we can to help,” said owner Steve Boyd. “In coastal Texas, we know what it’s like to rebuild after natural disasters and every bit of help is so important.”

Skydive Spaceland is capable of hosting a few hundred first-time skydivers per day, so Boyd hopes to raise several thousand dollars for the Red Cross this weekend. People can book their skydives for this weekend online at www.SkydiveSpaceland.com or by calling Skydive Spaceland at 281-369-3337. No special action is required to book a tandem skydive for the Red Cross donation, and skydives already purchased for the weekend will also add to Spaceland’s contribution.

Skydive Spaceland also encourages everyone to help the Red Cross help the tornado survivors by visiting redcross.org, dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

“Come on out here and do something good for people while you’re having the time of your life!” urges Boyd.

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About Skydive Spaceland

Skydive Spaceland is a three-generation family-owned and -operated skydiving business located in Rosharon, Texas, just south of downtown Houston, Texas. First opened for business in February 2000 by Steve Boyd, Sr., Skydive Spaceland has grown into a truly world-class skydiving facility open 7 days a week and capable of handling hundreds of skydivers jumping daily. More than 100,000 skydiving students have been instructed at Spaceland and the center facilitates about 70,000 skydives per year.

Skydive Spaceland has also played host to the world’s largest skydiving competition, the  United Parachuting Association National Skydiving Championships (2009) , as well as several other large competitions including the U.S. National Collegiate Parachuting Championships and multiple U.S. National Canopy Piloting Championships. Several state records have also been set at Spaceland including the Texas State Record 150-person skydive in 2007, 168-person skydive in 2011, and multiple Women’s Texas State Record skydives held jointly as fundraisers for Jump for the Rose, a Houston-area breast cancer clinic.

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