2013-09-04 07:40:10 - Annual signature event at AMF Bowling Lanes highlights a day of activities focused on supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
RALEIGH, N.C. (September 3, 2013) – Spare Some for Autism (SSfA), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is holding its sixth annual signature fundraising event, the SSfA Celebrity/CEO Kids Bowling Challenge, on Sunday, September 8, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at AMF Bowling Lanes on Commercial Avenue in Raleigh.
The sponsor-driven event features national and local celebrities and CEOs bowling with children ages 5-17, giving kids with ASD an “opportunity to interact with others, meet new friends and just be themselves.”
“We are so excited about the event,” said Beth Jarvis, Executive Director of SSfA. “This year’s festivities will be a very special celebration.”
Food will be provided,
and additional events include silent and live auctions.
“We have Disney tickets, Taylor Swift tickets, Hurricane memorabilia, celebrity signs and trips among the many prizes we’re raffling,” Jarvis said.
Celebrities and CEOs who have confirmed participation include John Forslund, Master of Ceremonies; Bates and Anthony Battaglia, Amazing Race winners; Melanie Saunders, NBC17; Mike Maniscalso, sports radio personality; Chuck Kaiton, radio play-by-play announcer for the Carolina Hurricanes; Ron the Ref of the Carolina Hurricanes and Tim Vernal.
Prior to the bowling event, SSfA is holding a swim clinic with US Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines from 1:00 to 3 p.m. Kids will get in the pool (or watch if they like) with Olympic Gold Medalist and NBC Commentator Rowdy Gaines as he gives instructions and works with the kids to help them feel more comfortable in the pool.
Since its inception in 2008, Spare Some for Autism has raised $30,000-35,000, using the proceeds to give grants to Wake County School System educators, iPads® to instructors working with kids on the Spectrum and playground equipment to the Mariposa School for Autistic Children in Cary, as well as scholarships for therapeutic riding for individuals on the Spectrum.
For more information about the event, sponsorships, volunteering and participating, please contact Jarvis at (919) 844-1960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spare Some for Autism was founded in Raleigh, N.C., by Beth Jarvis a local CEO and mother of an autistic daughter. The nonprofit organization’s mission “is to improve the quality of life for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” and is “dedicated to funding programs that will directly impact the individuals that suffer from ASD and allow them to achieve their highest level of independence within their home, school, and community, all while gaining respect and support for themselves. Spare Some for Autism also seeks to support families affected by ASD by educating them on such topics as literacy and coping with disabilities so that families will be better prepared to support each other.”
For more information on Spare Some for Autism, call (919) 844-1960 or visit www.sparesomeforautism.org.
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