April 26, 2017

{Autism Awareness} Softball Game & Autism Society Walk

My mom is a softball coach for my hometown team so a few months ago we decided to do an autism awareness game in April and raise some money for our local Autism Society. My mom knew a coach from another team who has a son with autism so she thought he might be interested in participating. He was thrilled to be a part of it and his son actually sang the national anthem, which was my favorite part of the night. He did such a great job!

We sold t-shirts, bracelets and raffle tickets ahead of time. We had several generous people in the community donate items for the raffles and then we also sold raffle tickets at the game. They put their tickets in the prize they wanted to win and then at the end of the game we drew a name for each prize. Also at the game we had concessions and baked goods for sale, with all proceeds going to the Autism Society.

We got very lucky with some nice weather! The teams wore autism awareness shirts and one of the parents donated the awesome socks for the girls to wear.

Grandma/Coach and Kase ready to play ball!
Together, we raised $2,294.65!

I'm still amazed at the support our little community has shown. On Sunday I proudly handed over that money to our local Autism Society. Their organization does great things for families like ours and every penny of that will stay local.

This past Sunday we did an autism walk put on by the Autism Society. We had a team of about 30 of our family and friends. Kase's therapists had a team there too so it was nice seeing all of them and our family could see all of Kase's "pals" as he calls them. We brought stuff for a picnic lunch after the walk and there was a playground for the kids to play. It was a perfect day!

This is our awesome nephew Trey. He loves his Uncle Tyler!

I know I say it a lot, but we truly do have such an amazing support system. We have a lot of people in our lives who love us and would do anything for Kase. I was talking to one of his therapists at the walk and she said she already knew Kase was well loved, but she said it was really great to see so many people there for him that day. We are very blessed!

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