BENEFITING: THE A SKATE FOUNDATION
A.skate is a non-profit organization that brings free skateboarding clinics specifically for children with autism to various skateparks across the U.S. We want to make Salt Lake City, Utah one of those places!
A.skate Mission Statement: "A.skate-Autism. Skating with kids through acceptance, therapy, and education."
From askate.org: "Autism, like skateboarding, can be unpredictable and often times unruly. We embrace the parts of autism that are hard to understand and give these kids an outlet that is free of rules and judgement, and allows them to be social without being "social."
A.skate Utah: To provide opportunities for children with Autism to become more involved with the social world through skateboarding. A.skate provides an autism friendly environment that allows children to grow and learn both physically and emotionally. The A.skate program helps eliminate the pressure of being on a team or the stress of following directions that team sports often require. Askate Utah is focused on bringing the community together by providing a unique, supportive, and educational experience for families and their children to benefit from the joys of skateboarding.
When the money is raised A.skate will come to Utah and put on this amazing event! We currently have a proposal for the event and projected event date of September or early October. A.skate is working on the exact date and skatepark location.
Please help make this event a reality for the kids with autism and their families in our community. Utah has one of the highest rates of autism in the nation and we have recognized the tremendous need for an event like this in our community. With the support of both our strong skateboarding and autism community we can bring skateboarding into the lives of these children, an opportunity that would not otherwise be available.
Please check back and look for updates on other A.skate fundraising events! Thank you to everyone who donates to this fantastic event! It is greatly appreciated.