Sometimes there are companies that try to go above and beyond just providing basic things for their customers. Busch Gardens and Papa John’s are two companies that always work incredibly hard to make people feel appreciated. Working together, Busch Gardens and Papa John’s set up a contest, called ‘Why My Family Deserves to be Invaded’, to give some local families 2-park fun cards and pizza for a whole year! All the families had to do was submit reasons as to why their family deserved the prize. What an amazing way to reach out to local families and give back the surrounding community!
One mother, from Mechanicsville, wrote about her son. He had been heavily bullied at school after weight gain caused by a medical condition. As a surprise to everyone but his mother, the family was surprised with a free pizza delivery and an invasion by Busch Gardens’ own, Magnus the Red, their InvadR Viking! Magnus was there to reward their “strength of spirit” and deliver the prizes. He also handed out Viking helmets, axes, and robes and posed for pictures with the entire family. I know my kids would have loved to have been invaded by a Viking like that! WRIC (the Richmond ABC affiliate) was there to catch the family’s reaction on camera! Obviously, everyone was having a great time with Magnus, acting like Viking invaders and celebrating their victory! Another family that won the four two-park fun passes and pizza for a year, had recently lost their grandfather. Now they get to look forward to getting up-close to amazing animals, riding exhilarating rides and eating pizza to their heart’s content.
My kids love Busch Gardens, riding rides, and playing at water parks, so I know the families that won the ‘Why My Family Deserves to be Invaded’ contest are sure to have an incredible amount of fun! It’s wonderful how Busch Gardens already does so much work to help conserve and protect endangered animals while making it easy for people to go see them in a fun environment. Now they are working hard, with Papa John’s, to make sure that families that have been going through a tough time or have worked hard for their community are getting an opportunity to have some fun and family time together. It’s always so amazing when companies that bring such happiness already, reach out and giving deserving families something more to smile about. I love writing about happy stories like this! One way I’m able to keep hearing about and sharing stories that make us all smile is by being a Blog Ambassador for Busch Gardens. I’m always happy to share heartwarming moments with all of my readers!