Cedar Point coaster auction benefits LeBron James charity

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park is auctioning off the first rides on its newest roller coaster.

The money raised from the auction will go to the LeBron James Family Foundation.

The sale of the limited number of front-row seats began on Friday. The price tag to ride in the first row is $500.

The park also is selling $75 tickets to fill the remaining seats when Valravn (VAL’-ray-vuhn) makes its debut on May 5, two days before it’s slated to open to the public.

The new coaster will boast a free-fall 90-degree drop of over 200 feet and hit a top speed of 75 mph.