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CEF Announces “Celebrate Carlsbad Day” at LEGOLAND–April 28th!

Celebration to be held at LEGOLAND ® California on Saturday, April 28, 2012

Carlsbad, Calif. – The annual ‘Celebrate Carlsbad Day’ at LEGOLAND® California will take place on Saturday, April 28thstarting at 1 p.m. Specially-priced $20 LEGOLAND tickets include admission with park hours extended to 9 p.m. and a special fireworks display at 8:30. SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium tickets are also available at a discounted rate of $6 each. Parking is $12 at the gate. LEGOLAND will donate a portion of the event proceeds to the Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) to support district-wide science initiatives for students at all Carlsbad Unified School District Schools. There will be live student performances and donor recognition from 3 to 5 p.m. on a special stage set up in Miniland U.S.A.

This event provides a unique opportunity for CUSD students to perform at a special venue inside the park, the Foundation to recognize its partnership with LEGOLAND, corporate donors and city leadership, and offers an incredible opportunity for the general public to visit LEGOLAND at a great discounted rate on this special day.

“It is corporate partnerships like this that allow us to supplement education in our schools. With the generous support of LEGOLAND, we are able to fund district-wide science and innovative programming critical to the success of the 11,000 students we serve,” said Valin Brown, chief executive officer of the Foundation. “Since LEGOLAND opened its gates in Carlsbad in 1999, this award-winning family venue has consistently embraced the Foundation’s efforts to raise much-needed funds for the Carlsbad schools. LEGOLAND California’s commitment to education and their partnership with the Foundation has made a tremendous impact on our community and we couldn’t be more appreciative.”

There are many sponsorship opportunities available and CEF invites all Carlsbad corporations and small businesses to get involved. Sponsorship levels include a live check presentation on a special stage in Miniland U.S.A. as part of a two hour live show, a company banner displayed on the stage and numerous other promotional opportunities. Interested parties can call Patty Johnson, Director of Development at (760) 929-1555 to learn how to get involved. Major donors to the event include LEGOLAND® California, Barnhart Balfour Beatty, Life Technologies, Gafcon, Tri City Medical Center, Councilman Keith Blackburn, and The Lund Team, among many others.

“Here at LEGOLAND California, we believe strongly in the value of education and supporting our local community,” said General Manager of LEGOLAND California Resort Peter Ronchetti. “We are thrilled to host the annual ‘Celebrate Carlsbad Day’ and support the efforts of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation to raise funds for our local schools.”

These specially priced LEGOLAND tickets are available in advance only through the Carlsbad Educational Foundation and local ticket sales outlets including: all Carlsbad Unified schools, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce (5934 Priestly Drive), Carlsbad Visitors Bureau (400 Carlsbad Village Drive), US Bank (2520 El Camino Real), Lola’s 7 Up Market & Deli (3292 Roosevelt St.), Sunwest Bank (499 North El Camino, Suite C-100 Encinitas), San Marcos Boys & Girls Club (1 Positive Place), Vista Boys & Girls Club (410 W. California Ave) and the Carlsbad Educational Foundation (5631 Palmer Way, Suite L).

For information or to purchase tickets and have them emailed directly to you, call the Carlsbad Educational Foundation at (760) 929-1555 or email

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LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND® California and SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium , both geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the 5.5 acre LEGOLAND Water Park, the all-new LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland and Pirate Reef opening May 2012. SEA LIFE incorporates LEGO® models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean and features play zones, fun facts and quiz trails and the all new Claws exhibit. For more information, log on to or call (760) 918-LEGO.

About the Carlsbad Educational Foundation
The Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1983 to raise private support for public education and programs that support educational excellence for 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District. CEF develops, conducts and finances innovative, quality educational enrichment programs. Funding nearly half a million dollars in support annually, since its inception, the foundation has contributed nearly $5 million to Carlsbad schools for hands-on science, district-wide music, educational innovation and technology. CEF also operates weekly summer enrichment classes for kindergarten through middle school-aged kids, a licensed daily, full-day Kids’ Care program to support working parents and a CEF Summer Academy to provide advancement credit classes for high school students. Participants in these summer enrichment programs do not need to be registered in the Carlsbad Unified School District. For more information, visit