Saturday, August 25, 2018
4 - 10 PM
MISTY MEADOWS FARM
455 PROVIDENCE RD. S. - WAXHAW, NC
YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR OUR 5TH ANNUAL AMRAP 4 AUTISM.
We're excited to announce we will be continuing our event "UNDER THE LIGHTS" this year! We loved having a full evening and family friendly event. In addition to a 32-minute AMRAP, the event will include food trucks, music and our Kid Zone.
A4A is the Signature Fundraising Event of the Autism Strong Foundation. All proceeds go to support the mission of ASF, where funds raised remain local, supporting Charlotte-area families and children on the Autism Spectrum. (www.autismstrong.org)
Autism impacts 1 in every 59 children in the United States and is steadily on the rise in the last 20 years. It is unsure what causes Autism and unfortunately there is no cure. Not being able to communicate verbally, motor skills and lack of social interaction with others are just some of the obstacles that these children face every day. Landon Thoms (son of Rudy & Becky Thoms, current members of S3) was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 18 months. He is now 9 years old and still considered severely Autistic on the spectrum. Landon is unlike most 9 year old children. He does not have friends, he does not play with others and he does not know how to speak & communicate. 1:1 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is the only form of treatment for Landon that has shown positive results. On top of specialized schooling, Landon spends 25 hours/week in ABA therapy. There are no pharmaceutical drugs that exist to help Landon, no medical devices, only hope and faith and his wonderful ABA therapists. Even with all these challenges, Landon lives his life as a happy boy. He loves his iPad, his electronic toys and smiles ear to ear when you sing to him. Although he can't tell you how he feels, you can see it in his face when he smiles and laughs.
If you are interested in sponsorship or volunteering, please reach out to Becky Thoms at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the WOD we will be holding "Mini Events" throughout the day! For $5 per event, an individual can compete in one or more of the categories listed below. Sign-up will be on the day of at each station. There will be a winner for each mini event and will be announced at the end of the day and will receive a prize & "HUGE bragging rights"!
Mini Events Include:
- Max Burpees in 58 seconds
- Handstand Walk
- Clean & Jerk Max
- Snatch Max
- Max Row in 58 seconds
Unable to Join us on the AUGUST 25?
All Donations go to the Autism Strong Foundation.
All photography provided by the Thoms Family