Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures event benefits local individuals and families within the autism spectrum

Team up for the 2014 fundraising event hosted by Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures and Treetops Adventure Park! The 3rd Annual Wells Fargo Zipping for Autism, held on Sunday, June 1, at One Resort Drive (behind Crowne Plaza Hotel) features an urban canopy tour for teams of 10 raising $800 or more.

Create your team to fly through the tree-lined corridors and enjoy the Asheville skyline. Teams raising $1100 or more will climb, zip, walk, jump, swing, and rappel over 30 towering trees and poles as they enjoy the wooded ropes adventure park. This year, organizers have included access to the new Kolo Bike Park course for higher fundraising teams. All teams, supporters, and sponsors are invited to Stay, Play, and Make it a Day with the introduction of family-friendly tailgating. Spend the day having fun while raising funds for local autism services!

Zipping for Autism was created by a passionate parent, teacher, and local business owner who saw both a need, and the great value, of early diagnosis and intervention for her son O’Reilly, and for families she worked with. This event is a grassroots effort among families, local businesses, and national supporters who realize it is up to the community to step up and make a difference for children and families in the community. ZFA was born in western NC, all proceeds remain in our region, and participants will experience a unique, and fun, event.

Teams must register online at www.zippingforautism.com by May 23. The website allows teams to generate donations and track progress, and provides sponsorship opportunity detail. Prizes will be awarded for team accomplishments including most money raised. Team O’Reilly hit the ground running by applying the Youth Service America, ABC Summer of Service Award!

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