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Locals slide into downtown for Slide the City

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Early morning showers didn't keep hundreds from lining up at the Slide the City in Downtown Chattanooga on Saturday. The 1,000 foot slip-n-slide brought a cool end to a hot day.

A little bit of rain only made the slides more slippery and the slipperier the slide, the faster you'll go. 

"I'm kind of a little bit nervous, but still have fun," said Valentina Lamons. Lamons says she's had homemade slip-in-slides in her backyard, but they're only a drop in the bucket to this. "Probably because the hill is much, much longer," said Lamons.

1,000 feet of plastic and 80,000 gallons of water, ends with a smile.

For every splash, money is given back to Chattanooga, to put that same smile on the face of a child with terminal cancer. 

"The wishes we grant are above and beyond and they, just like the slide the city, you just don't really think about and then it's a wish that comes time for these kids," said Catherine Fowlkes, Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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