Just over six months ago, we lost one of our team members and loved ones, Elaine Jackson. Gone way too soon at the young age of 31, there’s not a day that goes by where we do not think about or miss her. While these months without her have been some of the most challenging and certainly some of the oddest in recent memory, we strive to pay tribute to Elaine, to carry on her legacy and her values, to make the most of each passing day, to enjoy time with loved ones, and to enjoy a few roller coaster laps along the way. As the end of summer nears, we reflect and look to honor her memory and to remind the world of the amazing person we’ve all lost.
Ride For Elaine
On August 26, 2017, the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) Southeast Region will hold its annual Carolina Coaster Classic event at Carowinds. Fellow ACE members, friends, and family will gather and ride her favorite roller coaster, Fury 325, in her memory. Those wanting to attend can get more information about the Ride For Elaine event and details about anything extra that we are doing to honor Elaine by visiting the Facebook Event Page. If you register for the ACE event and you are not a member of ACE, feel free to list that you are attending as a guest of Elaine (member #33756) and show your support. If you are not able to make the event but still want to Ride For Elaine, we encourage you to visit your favorite amusement park and ride your favorite roller coaster – be sure to smile, enjoy the moment, and keep those hands up high into the sky! Snag a ride photo and share it on Instagram and/or Twitter with the hashtag #RideForElaine so the entire community can join in on this memorial.
Memorial T-Shirt Pre-Sale
In conjunction with this event, many friends and family members wanted to pay tribute with a memorial shirt. We are proud to announce that the limited-time Ride For Elaine Memorial t-shirt pre-sale is open until August 16, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. You can order your shirts directly from our website!
We hope to see you at the Ride For Elaine memorial event at Carowinds on August 26, 2017! Thank you for your continued support!