100th Anniversary Associate Appreciation Event - Board and Advisory Board Details

Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Sunday, May 7, 2023

We continue our 100th Anniversary celebrations by inviting you to join us at an Associate Appreciation Event at beautiful Busch Gardens Williamsburg on Sunday, May 7th!

Event Details:

DATE: Sunday, May 7, 2023

LOCATION: Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Globe Theater

TIME: 8:45am – 10:45am, with all-day park access following event.

Special guests, recognitions, giveaways, breakfast and more!

Reserve your ticket today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay for my ticket to get into Busch Gardens?
No!  Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia is covering the cost of all board and advisory board members who attend the Appreciation Event at the Busch Gardens Globe Theater on Sunday, May 7th.

Will food be provided?
Yes!  In addition to park admission, board and advisory board members will receive complimentary continental breakfast (fruit, pastries and beverages) as well as a meal voucher for lunch or dinner in the park later in the day!

To receive the meal voucher, you must attend the morning program held at the Globe Theater.  Meal vouchers will be distributed at the close of the program.  (Please note that meal vouchers will be provided for associates, board and advisory board members only, not family members.)

Can I bring my family with me?
Yes!  Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia has partnered with Busch Gardens to provide reduced-price tickets for family members.

Please note all family members MUST have a paid ticket for admission to the event and theme park.  Board and advisory board members are responsible for printing or showing on their mobile device the purchased ticket.  Goodwill does NOT have access to purchased discount ticket and will not be able to provide access to these the day of the event.

We request that additional tickets for family members be purchased by April 10th so that we have an accurate count of associates, board, advisory board and their guests.  Any family tickets purchased AFTER this date will not be included in the all-associate event and family members will only be allowed to enter the park after it opens at 10:00 a.m. that day.

Additional tickets for family members may be purchased here.

If I'm driving do I have to pay for my own parking?
No!  Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia is covering the cost of parking for ONE vehicle per board or advisory board member.  (For example, if you and your family drive separately your family driving separately will need to pay for their own parking.)

Board and advisory board members who have RSVP’d for the event prior to April 10th will be emailed instructions about parking prior to the event.

Will all Goodwill operations be closed on May 7th so everyone can attend?
Yes!  Goodwill operations that are typically open on Sunday (donations at stores and ADC’s) will be closed on Sunday, May 7th, so that all associates have the opportunity to attend this special event.  The MARCOM team will provide signage and online messaging prior to event date to inform donors of this change. 

Additional details will be added to this page as they become available. If you have questions that are not answered above, please email laura.faison@goodwillvirginia.org.  

We hope to see you on Sunday, May 7th and the beautiful Busch Gardens Williamsburg!