EVENT DATE: May 22, 2016
DEADLINE TO GIVE: May 22, 2016
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: May 22, 2016
What is the A Games?
The “A Games” is similar to the well-known “X Games,” but for children on the autism spectrum. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in two of eight events. Festivities will include a DJ, live band, silent auction, bounce houses, food trucks, award ceremony and much more!
When and where?
May 22, 2016 Location TBD
Who is it for?
All children on the autism spectrum between the ages of 3-17. This event is for any kid on the autism spectrum no matter the degree of disability! We will have spotters, coaches and volunteers to help and assist those kids needing extra support!
Siblings/buddy may also compete in one event. The event they choose must be one of the events the child with autism is participating in. On event day the sibling will compete right after the child with autism.
What events are in the A Games?
Kids will pick 2 events from the following: Bike Race, Skateboard Race, Scooter Race, Bike Trick Competition, Skateboard Trick Competition, Scooter Trick Competition, Rockwall and the Parkour Obstacle Course. Siblings will pick one event. Events will be modified for each child's individual abilities ensuring participation is appropriate for all those on the spectrum.
How can I sign up my child to participate?
Simply click the REGISTER FOR THE A GAMES button on this page and follow the quick and easy steps. Each participant will receive a fund raising page with their picture that they can send to friends and family to help solicit additional donations. The more you raise, the more prizes you will receive!
Tell me more about the A Games!
The day will be amazing! All participants will receive medals during the medal ceremony at the end of each event. We will also have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons. In addition, we will have live music, food trucks, swag bag for each of the kids participating and BEST of ALL...we are honored to have TJ Lavin, X-Games gold medalist and also the host of the MTV show "The Challenge" join us once again this year!
How can participants practice for the event?
Participants will have the opportunity to attend any of the below scheduled practice sessions. All practices will be held at Sport Social from 6-8pm
Practice Schedule: TBD
How much does it cost?
Participation is free! We rely on sponsors and donations to make this event successful and possible for your child to participate! Your child will receive a swag bag, event t-shirt and a participation medal. If you raise more money you will win cool prizes! Please share your fundraising page with friends and family and help FEAT build a successful event.
Raise $100 and you will get entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift Card to Toys R Us!
Raise $500 and you get to choose either a skateboard or a scooter!
Raise $1,000 and you will get a NEW bike AND birthday party at Sport Social for you and 20 friends!
How do I sponsor a kid with autism?
Simply click on the DONATE button and select the participant you wish to sponsor. It takes only a few minutes!
What does the money benefit?
All monies raised will stay in Southern Nevada and go towards FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment). FEAT provides information on autism treatment resources, support, encouragement and guidance for families affected by autism. Below are some examples of what your dollars will support:
$100 = Sponsors 3 kids in the A Games!
$500 = Sponsors 15 kids in the A Games!
$1,000 = Provides Parent & Tutor Educational Trainings for one year. Topics include: IEP (Individualized Education Plan), Treating Disruptive Behaviors, Teaching Play Skills, Disability Laws, ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), Teaching Choices and MORE!
$5,000 = Pays for our local licensed advocate to attend 50 IEP (individualized Education Plan) meetings in the school district per year. The advocate will spend 2 hours with the families at these meetings ensuring our kids with autism are getting the services they need and deserve to lead a full life
How else can you help?
There are many ways to help. We can use volunteers prior to the event as well as 100+ people for the day of the event. If you are interested in learning more about ways to help, please email Jennifer@featsonv.org
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