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680 NEWS reporter taking 'Yukon Striker' challenge for SickKids

The Yukon Striker will be Canada's Wonderland newest roller coaster for the 2019 season. HANDOUT/Canada's Wonderland

Why would a person who doesn’t like heights, fast-moving vehicles or amusement park rides be interested in riding the world’s largest dive roller coaster?

First of all entertainment reporter Geoff Rohoman didn’t have a choice in the matter. He claims everyone thought it would funny for him to ride the Yukon Striker at Canada’s Wonderland.

But it is all for a good cause. He has signed up to be one of the first people to ride the roller coaster to raise money for the Hospital for Sick Children.

For every $100 a person raises they will receive one entry in a draw for a chance to win a seat on the very first ride of the Yukon Striker, before it opens to the public this spring.

The more money a person raises, the more chances he or she will have to win this exclusive opportunity. The fundraiser-contest opens Thursday and ends on April 16, after which SickKids will conduct the draw for the first ride, taking place on April 24.

Click here to donate to Rohoman’s campaign.

The new roller coaster features a 90-degree drop and is expected to reach speeds of up to 130 km/h. Canada’s Wonderland is calling it, “the world’s fastest, longest and tallest dive coaster.”

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