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Fifth Annual Spare Some for Autism Celebrity/CEO Kids Bowling Challenge Open to Public

Annual signature event at Sparians Bowling Boutique & Bistro features showdown between corporate teams and SSfA champions

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PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 16, 2012 - RALEIGH, N.C. – Spare Some for Autism (SSfA), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is holding its fifth annual signature fundraising event, the SSfA Celebrity/CEO Kids Bowling Challenge, on Sunday, March 4, 2012, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Sparians Bowling Boutique & Bistro 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.” For the first time, the public will be allowed to watch the corporate bowling matches and the championship game. Admission is a $10 donation at the door, and children 17 and under are admitted free.

“We are so excited about this year’s event, which is very different from what we have done in the past,” said Beth Jarvis, Executive Director of SSfA. “The kids will bowl with the celebrities and CEOs in one area of the venue, and at the other end of the venue, we will be holding a Corporate Bowling Challenge for companies wishing to participate. Thus far, we have corporate teams from Highwoods Properties, City Electric, CW22, Lucky B's, A&M Electric, Rising Sun Pools, CAPTRUST and Levinson & Axford Law, P.A., participating. The winner of the corporate teams will go on to play the SSfA team of champions consisting of Rowdy Gaines, Chuck Kaiton, Glen Wesley and our ‘Mystery Bowler’.”

Additional events include silent and live auctions and the presentation to the Triangle Special Hockey organization with a child’s sled in the name of the Wesley family for their participation and support over the last five years. Plans for the event also include face painting, mascot sightings, book signings and a live radio remote.

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 beth@sparesomeforautism.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.

Contact:

Spare Some for Autism
Beth Jarvis
(919) 844-1960
beth@sparesomeforautism.org
www.sparesomeforautism.org

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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.”

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