Uremet and the Moore family will sponsor a fundraiser at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando.
PLAINVIEW, Texas; (September 26, 2016) – After the tragic death of National Roller Coaster Museum founding board member Mark Moore in July, his family and business wanted to ensure legacy while supporting the efforts of the National Roller Coaster Museum in which he strongly believed.
Moore was a true amusement industry pioneer. In 1982 he the founded Uremet, an industry leading urethane wheel manufacturer where he remained as president. Moore brought his business acumen and a strong, innovative vision to the NRCMA board over his eight years as a member. Moore valued the organization that’s dedicated to preserving and protecting the legacy of the amusement park industry.
Mark Moore Memorial Fundraiser
A fundraiser is planned for the International Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando this November. The fundraiser is sponsored by Uremet and the Moore family. Their goal is to endow an expansion of the Museum’s Plainview, Texas archive facility in Moore’s name.
“It is appropriate for the industry to recognize Mark,” Gary Slade, NRCMA Chairman said. “Mark Moore was an innovator in the industry and a positive force behind the efforts of the Roller Coaster Museum. Participating in a fundraiser honoring Mark and benefitting the NRCMA is a perfect fit.”
With the Mark Moore Memorial fundraiser, the NRCMA is proposing to double the size of its current archive facility. They are looking to create a showroom for public access to select artifacts within the Museum’s collection. The expansion will be named for Moore and will quantify his success in the industry and his support of the NRCMA.
“We are always looking for facilities interested in our mobile or custom exhibits,” Slade said. “In order to continue to acquire artifacts and create exhibits like the one at Dollywood, we need the industry to support us and to help us expand. This Mark Moore memorial fundraiser is a perfect time to donate and create a lasting legacy for Mark and to preserve our history for generations to come. If we don’t act soon, much of the history of the industry will be lost forever.”
The NRCMA is an unaffiliated, 501 (c)3 non-profit organizations dedicated to the protection and preservation of historic roller coasters and amusement park artifacts and memorabilia. Used to document and archive the history of the amusement park industry in a dynamic environment. All while providing the complete repository of information and documents regarding the amusements industry.