The clinic will be conducted in honor of World Autism Day by the A. Skate Foundation, a non-profit which encourages children with autism to join their social surroundings through the low-pressure, self-guided sport of skateboarding. A. Skate hosts these clinics nationwide and at no cost to the participating families, relying on donations and fundraising events to make their work possible.
The event also celebrates the launch of the Etnies x Autism Speaks line of sports shoes. The line is a collaboration between Etnies, a California-based sportswear retailer, and Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Etnies has pledged to donate 10% of all proceeds from the line to Autism Speaks, at a minimum of $10,000 per year.
Both the Etnies x Autism Speaks launch and A. Skate clinic will be hosted at Etnies Skate Park in Lake Forest, California. For more information, visit http://www.askate.org/
As a partner and co-sponsor, the Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum Hotel will offer an A. Skate group discount rate of $79 per night (normally $147), available from March 31 – April 3, 2011. Valter Elicker, Director of Sales at the popular Lake Forest hotel, believes in the important cause:
“It is an honor to join national organizations such as Autism Speaks and A. Skate, as well as local businesses such as Etnies, in this global effort to better understand autism and to provide a higher quality of life to children with autism and their families.”
The special discount rate can be booked HERE.
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