Dozens of TV reality stars return to Celebration, July 31-Aug. 3
By Peter Covino
If you love reality shows on TV, the place to be in just two weeks is the sixth annual Hearts of Reality event at Celebration.
Winners and contestants from hit shows such as Amazing Race, Survivor, Big Brother and The Apprentice, some 140 reality stars in all, will take place at the four-day event, July 31-Aug. 3 at the big event, which also is a charity event for Give Kids the World.
“We are delighted that the Hearts of Reality television stars will once again share their time and talents with our precious wish children,” said Give Kids the World president Pamela Landwirth said, in a press release. “Their participation helps bring awareness and critical funding to our mission of creating the happiness that inspires hope for children battling life-threatening illnesses.”
The event has become the place to be for reality television fans with opportunities to take photos, get autographs and more.
The list of participants almost seems endless, but some of the more recognized name from reality television include: Mark Long (MTV Personality); Spencer Bledsoe (Survivor: Cagayan); Tasha Fox (Survivor: Cagayan); Hayden Moss (Big Brother – Winner ); Tony Vlachos (Survivor: Cagayan –Winner); Nick Peterson (The Bachelorette and The Bachelor Pad-winner); Judson Birza (Survivor: Nicaragua – Winner); Eric Sanchez (The Amazing Race-winner); and many more.
The event is hosted by Lexin Capital/Celebration Town Center. In addition to pictures and autographs, the $25 donation to Give Kids the World gets fans an autograph booklet. For a $30donation, guests can attend the Saturday night party where there will be Survivor Karaoke, a Luau Party and more. There will also be a private autograph signing for VIP Sponsors only. The reality stars will participate in a private Pirates and Princesses Party at Give Kids The World Village, where GKTW wish kids will interact with their favorite reality stars in attendance.
The reality stars will also raise donations personally through their social media sites by asking fans, friends, followers, and family for donations to the cause. To support your favorite reality star with a donation to GKTW, visit http://www.firstgiving.com/gktw/hearts-of-reality-2013/fundraisers.
About Give Kids The World
Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 130,000 families from all 50 states and over 75 countries.