CEF Announces “Celebrate Carlsbad Day” at LEGOLAND California

Celebration to be held at LEGOLAND ® California on Saturday, April 27, 2013

Carlsbad, Calif. – The annual ‘Celebrate Carlsbad Day’ at LEGOLAND® California will take place on Saturday, April 27th starting at 1 p.m. Specially-priced $20 LEGOLAND tickets include admission with Park hours extended to 8 p.m. SEA LIFE® Aquarium tickets are also available at a discounted rate of $7 each. Parking is $15 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 (CUSD) Schools. LEGOLAND will also donate hundreds of free field trip admission tickets to Carlsbad students for hands-on science field trips.

This event will feature the unique opportunity for CUSD students to perform on the Miniland U.S.A. stage at LEGOLAND between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

“Due to a decrease in educational funding for our schools, CEF is committed to developing community partnerships within Carlsbad. Celebrate Carlsbad Day and the generous support of LEGOLAND allows us to fund district-wide science 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 theme park 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. during 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.

“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. “That’s why the annual ‘Celebrate Carlsbad Day’ is so important in our efforts and we are honored to 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 and 7730 El Camino Real), Lola’s 7 Up Market & Deli (3292 Roosevelt St.), 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 info@CarlsbadEd.org.

About LEGOLAND® California Resort

Come play your part at LEGOLAND® California Resort. It’s an interactive, hands-on experience for families with children 2-12. And if you’ve ever dreamed of spending the night at LEGOLAND, The LEGOLAND Hotel at the Resort opens Spring 2013. This LEGO® themed hotel features 250 rooms based on popular LEGO lines and it’s packed with imaginative LEGO features throughout. The hotel is just steps away from LEGOLAND Park bursting with more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. The resort is also home to the world’s first LEGOLAND Water Park and SEA LIFE™ Aquarium. For Resort information, call (760) 918-LEGO or visitwww.LEGOLAND.com.

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 and funds innovative, impactful 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 a licensed daily, before and after school Kids’ Care program to support working parents, weekly summer enrichment classes for kindergarten through middle school-aged kids, 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 www.carlsbaded.org.