Six Flags Friends is a series of programs throughout the Six Flags family of parks that make a difference in communities by encouraging local involvement, supporting the mission of various non-profit organizations and bringing the thrill of Six Flags to children and families across North America.
Six Flags Friends is a proud supporter of hundreds of organizations throughout our Six Flags communities. Through our national partnerships, we successfully utilize our geographic span to make a difference as a unified family of parks. Additionally, through our donation program we are able to contribute to many local organizations. Six Flags St. Louis is also pleased to support the work of local Missouri organizations that make an impact in our surrounding neighborhoods. It is the work of the organizations below that truly make our cities a better place to live, work and enjoy.
Six Flags Friends is dedicated to furthering the mission of the following organizations.
St. Louis Children's Hospital Night at Six Flags St. Louis
Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children's Hospital is one of the premier children's hospitals in the United States. It serves not just the children of St. Louis, but children across the world. The hospital provides a full range of pediatric services to the St. Louis metropolitan area and a primary service region covering six states. As the pediatric teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital offers nationally recognized programs for physician training and research.
Since partnering with St. Louis Children's Hospital in 1983, the Six Flags relationship has grown to become the hospital's single largest fundraiser event each year. By offering the hospital substantially reduced tickets that they in turn sell at a premium to an exclusive night at the park, the hospital has raised over $750,000 per year. Six Flags Friends is proud to be part of such a unique and successful fundraiser that allows the hospital to continue to offer much hope and help to so many children and their families.
Read to Succeed
Read to Succeed is a free educational program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. The program encourages students in grades K through 6 to engage in recreational reading. Students who complete six hours of recreational, non-school-related reading are eligible to earn a free admission ticket to a participating Six Flags Theme Park.
Ronald McDonald House
By creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is working to better the lives of children and their families around the world. The three core programs of RMHC—the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile—are focused on helping families in need. The cornerstone Ronald McDonald House program began in 1974 based on a simple idea: Provide a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Since that time, more than 10 million families around the world have benefited from the comfort provided by a Ronald McDonald House. Six Flags Friends is proud to be a part of this hospitality by offering a complimentary day at Six Flags St. Louis where families can escape their worries and enjoy their time together.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Six Flags Friends is proud to be a part of this amazing wish-granting organization and is excited to fulfill the wishes of children who dream of visiting Six Flags St. Louis.
Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network is the alliance of premier children's hospitals. Every year, Children's Miracle Network hospitals treat 17 million children for every disease and injury imaginable. Children's hospitals provide state-of-the-art care, life-saving research and preventative education for children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is a Children's Miracle Network hospital dedicated to serving children in every community across the United States and Canada. These hospitals are committed to providing the best care for children when they need it.
Six Flags Friends has proudly supported the work of the Children's Miracle Network at Six Flags St. Louis since 1990 and continues to support their fundraising efforts each year.
Six Flags Friends and Six Flags St. Louis have supported the Dream Factory and their mission to "create the moment of a lifetime for critically ill children" by opening up our hearts and gates to the friends and families of past recipients of Dream Factory wishes for nearly 20 years. Six Flags Friends is proud to treat children and families of the Dream Factory to a special day of fun at Six Flags St. Louis.
Mid-East Area Agency on Aging
The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) has provided programs and services for older adults since 1973. MEAAA programs and services are available for anyone age 60 and older who lives in the counties of St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson and St. Charles.
Six Flags Friends is pleased to support the work of The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging by participating in a variety of fundraising events.