TheAUTSPOT Race, Poker-Face, Play, & Clippers Game for Autism

March 25, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The National Foundation for Autism Research will be holding its 6th annual San Diego Race for Autism in Balboa Park, CA this Sat, March 27th, 2010. The purpose of the 5K Run/Walk is to raise funds for programs to give aid to children diagnosed with Autism in the San Diego community.

TheAUTSPOTfoundation has generously donated funds to the autism research organization and will be taking part in the event on Saturday as well. The event is for everybody who is affected by autism (children, parents, teachers, friends and professionals), so anybody in the San Diego area who has a heart for the autism spectrum disorders should take part. There will be music, child activities, and a resources fair, and TheAUTSPOT is looking forward to getting the word out about autism online community, as well as fulfilling their mission to raise funds to sponsor therapies and interventions for children on the autism spectrum.

The following day, March 28th, Zack Gonzalez, the host of Autism Talk Radio and a good friend of TheAUTSPOT, will be hosting the Play Now for Autism event in Los Angeles, California. This 2nd annual Play Now for Autism event will take place at Northeast Los Angeles Little League, next to Dodger Stadium, and will allow children with neurological disorders to play a game of baseball, as well as meet Los Angeles Dodger Legends Bobby Castillo and Jim Gott. There will be live music, food, autograph signings, and a resources fair in which TheAUTSPOTfoundation looks forward to taking a part in here as well.

Sunday night, it's back to the Staples Center for TheAUTSPOT and Sterling foundations' second collaboration to bring children and families in the autism community to the Clippers game. The Donald Sterling Foundation does a lot for the city of Los Angeles and has been so generous over the years through their efforts to invite various support groups and community outreach programs to the Los Angeles Clippers games. Donald Sterling and company show great support for TheAUTSPOTfoundation and the foundation's efforts to give aid to the autism community. Thus, the Sterling Foundation has been very open to inviting parents and children in the autism community to attend the games. The first time the Clippers game was held in December, the event was very successful and it turned out to be even larger than what it was expected to be. Since it was a Sunday evening event and the people who were attending the event resided in all different areas of Southern California, the capacity of people who were actually going to show up was not expected to be very numerous. By game time, over 200 parents and children showed up to the game and the best thing about it all was that everybody was able to get in, and all the families were able to sit next to each other. TheAUTSPOT is hoping to see a similar turn out this Sunday as well, especially due to the fact that the Clippers are up against a pretty exciting basketball team, the Golden State Warriors. Just like the last time, TheAUTSPOT will have a booth set up in front of the Staples Center and will greet the families with their free tickets as they walk into the Staples Center. brochures and bracelets will be handed out, and Dreamalings story books will be sold to raise funds for the TheAUTSPOTfoundation. All the money that is gained from the event will be used to help needy families pay for programs and services for their children affected by autism.