Thanks for Making ASBC's 10th Annual Wine Tasting a Success!

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thanks for Making ASBC's 10th Annual Wine Tasting a Success!

We want to express our gratitude to all of you who attended our fantastic fundraiser on April 6. We're grateful to Centennial Wine and Spirits for the super selection of wines they donated and to the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts for their gourmet appetizers, carving station and assorted sweets, which complemented the wine beautifully and added a new dimension of elegance to our event. ASBC paid tribute to all the autism parents and other unsung heroes--those in the room with us that evening and those who were unable to join us. Then Girls on Top! rocked the house till the end of the night.

Most importantly, we exceeded our fundraising goal this year. What does that mean for members of the local autism community? The $26,000 raised during the event
will be used to fund programs that further the three facets of our mission: connection, support and education. This includes funding for 20 free family outings and recreational activities—like the event we held at the WOW! Children's Museum this past weekend, an afternoon of bowling at CU, our Open Gyms at Airborne Gymnastics, and an afternoon of entertainment at Boulder's Gateway Park this summer. We provide these outings so kids with autism can be themselves in a fun, safe, non-judgmental environment and so their parents can relax.

This money will also be used to fund half a dozen monthly support groups and 10 community-building gatherings, like our Supper Club/Parents’ Night Out. Our support groups and social events bring members of our community together and create a safe haven where parents can find emotional support and exchange information and resources, helping them connect with others so they are not isolated on their autism journey.

Finally, this money will be used to fund more than a dozen educational workshops as part of our ASBC Lecture Series. These workshops and lectures--free to families, educators and autism professionals--focus on a variety of legal, legislative and special education topics so that those who parent, teach and provide services to individuals with autism are given the best information and resources to do so.

We are the only non-profit, all-volunteer organization in Boulder and Broomfield Counties to provide these invaluable services—and we provide them free of charge, as most families are already burdened financially by the exorbitant costs of autism interventions.

Now for the fun part: the pictures! There are two sets of photos online for you to view--the pictures (and video) taken by our photographer from Blacktie (click here to see those), as well as fun snapshots from the photo booth we had set up at the event. You can find these pictures on our Facebook page

We had such a good time on the 6th that we're already planning next year's event! Thanks again for your support.
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