Brian Shechtman’s leadership of his company, Santa’s Enchanted Forest, includes not only finding attractions for his Miami theme park but inviting nonprofit agencies to join in the festivities as well. For example, Brian Shechtman has associated himself with the Wade’s World Foundation (WWF) for several years.
Founded by star guard Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, WWF’s mission is to support efforts to improve the health and literacy of underserved children, whether through other agencies or the foundation itself. Since 2007, WWF has raised $3.2 million to aid youth in Chicago, Milwaukee, and South Florida.
Reflecting the foundation’s core values, the Live to Dream program encourages young people to engage in service projects in their communities. After the completion of these projects, they become eligible for seats at a Miami Heat home game during the regular season.
Project participants must document their activities photographically and answer questions about the reasons for choosing the project, the impact it made on the community, and what they learned from it.
A former football coach volunteer, Brian Shechtman spends his days working with charities through his company, Santa’s Enchanted Forest. A seasonal theme park, Santa’s Enchanted Forest provides the public with spirited holiday activities which are organized and improved each year by Brian Shechtman.
Located in Miami, Florida, Santa’s Enchanted Forest was founded 32 years ago. It is noted for more than 100 rides and attractions and maintains its status as the world’s largest holiday theme park and carnival. The park opens at the end of October and operates through the beginning of January. Guests enjoy evenings filled with thrill rides, holiday music, millions of twinkling lights, and interactive activities such as bungee jumping and mechanical bull riding. The park also coordinates a schedule of shows to delight visitors, like Cirque Equinox and Sea Lion Splash Spectacular. In 2014, a Frisbee Dog Show was added to the list of 10 productions.
Known to attract celebrities like NBA basketball player Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union, Santa’s Enchanted Forest offers single-day and express passes. Those looking to visit the park numerous times throughout the season may benefit from regular season passes, which start at $41.12 as of 2014. Children two and under may enjoy the holiday theme park for free.