Posted by Autism Society of North Carolina on 03/27/2016
Stand Up for Autism

Stand Up for Autism

Port City Club
18665 Harborside Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031, USA

Start Time
05/14/2016 07:00 am
End Time
05/14/2016 1:00 pm
Price
$15 luau ticket only includes food, Elite race registration fee is $65 and Recreational fee is $45, both include event t-shirt and ticket to luau.

Join us on May 14th as professional paddleboarders from across the southeast will coast their way into Lake Norman for the Stand Up for Autism paddleboard event at the Port City Club in Cornelius. Racing icon Ray Evernham and My Aloha Paddle and Surf will host the World Paddle Association points race to benefit the IGNITE Community Center in Davidson.

The event will feature Elite and Recreational races, which are open to the general public. Paddleboard fitness demos will also be held. The race is sanctioned by the World Paddle Association (WPA) and will be the first regional points race on Lake Norman.

As individuals with high-functioning autism (HFA) or Asperger’s syndrome finish high school, they are often for the first time without resources or guidance to navigate the next chapter of independent living or further educational and employment options. IGNITE is a community center in Davidson, operated by the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC), to help address these needs. IGNITE offers activities, skills training, and educational workshops that will foster social, financial, educational, and employment independence for its members. But most importantly, it offers a social environment where members can connect with others and experience a sense of community. IGNITE focuses on the existing strengths and interests of its members, allowing them to pursue individual interests, while providing supports where needed.

With your support, together, we will make it possible for young adults with HFA or Asperger’s to access the next steps they need on their path towards independence and self-sufficiency.

To register to compete in the paddleboard race, visit https://paddleguru.com/races/StandUpforAutismWPAPaddleboardRace2016. Elite race registration fee is $65 and Recreational fee is $45, both include event t-shirt and ticket to luau.


Luau begins at 11am.

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18665 Harborside Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031, USA

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