Hope for Three Back in the On-Deck Circle
SAVE THE DATE for 2nd Annual Strike Out Autism
December 17, 2013 (Sugar Land, TX) – Hope for Three, a Fort Bend-based nonprofit whose mission is to raise community awareness and provide financial support to families with children on the autism spectrum, is warming up for the 2nd Annual Strike Out Autism. This Family Fun Day, held jointly with the Sugar Land Skeeters, will be take place on Sunday, April 27th, opening weekend at Constellation Field.
“Children on the autism spectrum may be especially sensitive to and easily overwhelmed by large crowds, loud noises, and changes in routine,” says Darla Farmer, Founder of Hope for Three. “These sensitivities can turn a fun family outing into a sensory and social nightmare for the kiddo.”
Farmer continued, “Parents of kids with autism disorders want more than anything for their children to have a normal childhood. These kids deserve the chance to experience things like every other child and Hope for Three is trying to restore some sense of a typical childhood. Events like Strike Out provide parents, siblings, and kids on the autism spectrum the chance to feel like MVPs for the day. And thanks to the generosity of local sponsors like Rangeland Energy, this event is completely free of charge for families.”
“Simply put, the 2013 Strike Out was a spectacular event,” raves Cynthia Pears, mom to Geramy and Geremiah, both on the spectrum. “Constellation Field is a perfect venue because it has a magnificently designed play area which met the needs of kids of varying interests and abilities. We were so impressed with the dedication and vast number of volunteers. It seemed as though every concern that parents have when going on outings was addressed and mitigated, even the dietary restrictions for kids who follow a gluten-free, casein-free [GFCF] diet. The parade, getting to meet the players, and seeing them all in their Strike Out jerseys was so inspiring. Basically, I could go on and on about how we had an amazingly wonderful and memorable experience!”
Back on deck for the 2014 Grand Slam event of the year is Presenting Sponsor Rangeland Energy. The event is quickly loading up the bases with awesome support from Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and many others.
Support “ausome kids” – sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available. For more information, visit http://hopeforthree.org/strike-out-autism – call: 1-800-317-0787
Photos A-C: Over 300 volunteers hosted 400 members from the autism community at the inaugural event April 2013 at Constellation Field.
Photo D: Hope for Three Board members get ready to load up the bases with Skeeters’ Deacon Jones & Presenting Sponsor Chris Keene of Rangeland Energy. Photo Credit: Brenda Perry.
Media Contact: Stacey Milton, 832-647-8261, firstname.lastname@example.org