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Give Kids The World Village, the nonprofit resort serving critically ill children, is offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend Mardi Gras and ride one of the celebration’s world-famous floats.
The Central Florida-based nonprofit, which provides dream vacations to critically-ill children and their families, will sell chance-to-win tickets online from March 1 to March 31.
The winner will receive a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2020 and two spots on Harry Connick Jr.’s “Krewe of Orpheus” float. Orpheus, founded by the singer and his father, is known for creating some of Mardi Gras’ most elaborate and visually spectacular floats.
The winner’s package also includes a private Krewe of Orpheus luncheon, exclusive access to its black-tie ball – the Orpheuscapade – costumes to wear while on the float, a two-night stay for two in New Orleans, and airfare.
Proceeds will benefit Give Kid The World Village. Since its founding in 1986, the nonprofit has fulfilled wishes for more than 166,000 critically ill children and families, including over 2,000 from Louisiana.
The prize package is being provided by Give Kids The World and New Orleans-based Kern Studios. Kern is one of the world’s leading fabricators of floats, props and themed displays.
Give Kids The World President and CEO Pamela Landwirth said she was overwhelmed by Kern’s support of the Village.
“This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience they’re providing,” said Landwirth. “Words can’t express how grateful we are to everyone at Kern for their generosity and kindness.”
The contest runs from March 1 to March 31. A winner will be announced in April. The parade date is February 24, 2020.
To purchase chances visit www.gktw.org/mardigras. Chances can be purchased for as little as $10.