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 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 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’
For more information on Spare Some for Autism, call (919) 844-1960 or visit 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’