In addition to the charities we support as a company, our partners, managers, and line staff are regularly involved in community projects for a variety of good causes.
Branson, MO (Vocus) June 22, 2010
Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson, MO recently continued its charitable efforts by supporting the American Bus Association (ABA). As a sponsor of the ABA’s annual golf tournament, the Hollywood Wax Museum helped raise funds for the George T. Snyder Jr. Scholarship Fund. The tournament was held at Branson Creek in Branson, MO on May 5 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the ABA Board of Directors. The event raised more than $20,000 to recognize and support deserving students.
The George T. Snyder, Jr. Scholarships are awarded annually by the ABA Foundation for scholastic ability, leadership, character, diversity, and the potential to be future leaders in the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. The American Bus Association Scholarship Program was established after the death of George T. Snyder, Jr. in 1995, who was the President and CEO of the ABA. ''George Snyder had a deep and lifelong interest in the well-being of all people, particularly for their education and the opportunities for advancement it could bring,'' said Daniel Hoff, Director of the ABA Foundation.
''Since his entire professional career was spent in the bus industry, his friends and family believed that a scholarship program would be an appropriate way to honor him and to celebrate his life,'' Hoff said.
Thanks to a variety of organizations, including the Hollywood Wax Museum, this golf tournament continues to provide scholarships to help students pursue and continue higher education.
The Hollywood Wax Museum is involved with a variety of charities throughout the year as seen on the Hollywood, Branson, and Gatlinburg charity pages. According to Partner Tej Sundher, “In addition to the charities we support as a company, our partners, managers, and line staff are regularly involved in community projects for a variety of good causes.” The museums also give away more than $125,000 in tickets annually for silent auctions, fundraisers, wish fulfillment and other non-profit benefits.
The recent golf tournament sponsorship comes at a time when the owners of the Hollywood Wax Museum are building a new mini-golf course next door in Branson, MO. Set to open this summer, Shoot for the Stars is an 18-hole mini-golf adventure that takes players through the 18 steps of becoming a Hollywood star. From Being Discovered by an agent to earning a star on Hollywood Boulevard, guests will play through the landmarks of Hollywood as they putt their way to fame.
About Hollywood Wax Museum
Once you step inside the newly-renovated Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson at 3030 West Highway 76, you'll experience a backstage tour of the most famous screen scenes from movies and television and have the chance to step right into the spotlight with the stars. The interactive Hollywood Wax Museum is currently open daily at 8 a.m. All three attractions in the Hollywood Entertainment Center (Hollywood Wax Museum, Castle of Chaos and Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors) are open 365 days a year. For more information, call (417) 337-8700.
About the American Bus Association
The ABA (American Bus Association) represents approximately 1,000 motor coach and tour companies in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services (commuter, school, transit). Another 2,800 member organizations represent the travel and tourism industry and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motor coach industry. The American Bus Association represents the business concerns of both U.S. and Canadian privately owned motor coach and tour operators.
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