Easy Trip Helps Local Haunt Keep Charitable Tradition Alive
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Hundred Acres Manor is off and running for 2012 and is proud to announce that Easy Trip is back again this year as the presenting sponsor. Easy Trip, in conjunction with BP and their “Fueling Communities” program, has pledged $30,000 to support the event this year. A press conference and check presentation is planned for Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:00p.m. at the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) offices (2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222).
Rated one of the World’s Best Haunts by TopHaunts Magazine and one of America’s Best Haunts by HauntWorld, Hundred Acres Manor promises to bring more screams and thrills this year than ever before, with two new attractions ready for opening night. Guests will be treated to the Brine Slaughterhouse, a scream-worthy addition that received rave reviews from haunters nationwide during the HAuNTcon advanced preview. The second attraction, the Haunted Elevators, was unveiled on opening day as Hundred Acres Manor takes terror to an entirely new level.
While maintaining its reputation as one of the most horrifying haunts in the country, Hundred Acres Manor sets itself apart from other houses by donating its proceeds to local charities. Ranked the number one Charity Haunt in the country by Tonic.com, Hundred Acres Manor and its predecessor haunt have raised approximately $2 million since 1992 for HCEF, Animal Friends and other charities in western Pennsylvania. Hundred Acres Manor is also run primarily by volunteers who construct and operate the Manor while also performing as the zombies and monsters in it.
“While we’re proud to say we’re ranked one of the top haunts by many respected industry names, our long-time work with local non-profits is what really sets us apart from the others,” said Ted Sobek, CEO and President, Hundred Acres Manor. “We like that our guests can have fun and enjoy our terrifying attractions, while also keeping in mind that their ticket proceeds are going to support a great cause, like HCEF.”
One ticket allows guests entry into Massacre Mansion, South Valley Hospital, The Family, The Maze and The Brine Slaughterhouse. Hundred Acres Manor, located in Bethel Park, offers its “victims” a variety of ways to experience the horror:
- General admission tickets are $18.
- For $20, the Scare Saver V.I.P admission (online only) grants guests front of the line access and reduced wait time, valid during operation season on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays – as well as on October 22 and October 23.
- At $25 per guest,” V.I.P Admission offers front of the line access, reduced wait time and is valid during all nights of operation, including Fridays and Saturdays.
- Super V.I.P Admission is for the ultimate thrill seeker, and for $35, ticket holders will get preferred parking, access to the front of the line and an official Hundred Acres Manor souvenir T-shirt.
Hundred Acres Manor is also offering special packages to Pittsburgh-based companies for employee outings. To learn more about how to get your company involved, please contact Ted Sobek, Hundred Acres Manor, at 412.851.HAUNT (4286).
Since 1999, the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, has been dedicated to providing advocacy, community engagement, and direct service programs that support the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. For more information, visit www.homelessfund.org.