Each year, NE FL Advocates for Autism and Related Disabilities hosts a Golf cart Poker Run in beautiful Fernandina, Florida. The purpose is to promote Acceptance, Awareness, Safety, and Support for special needs families in NE Florida.
The event provides vehicle decals, weighted blankets (for sensory integration) and grants for families to assist with the cost of therapy for their children. During the event, more than 170 golf carts will travel to 5 destinations. Sensory stations, music, food, and a single poker card awaits each golf cart. The participant with the best hand gets a prize. There is also a silent auction and MANY opportunities to Volunteer. You can register for Half Day or Full Day as a Volunteer.
Paul Davis is proud to help sponsor this wonderful event for the second year! If you’d like to join in the fun, connect with Kali Freeland, event organizer.
For Kali Freeland, supporting Autism awareness is personal. Kali’s cousin, Mandy Conner, founded Northeast Florida Advocates for Autism and Related Disabilities. Mandy started her organization to raise awareness and funds for families in NE Florida with Autism and Related Disabilities. Mandy’s daughter Katelyn loves riding in golf carts, which inspired Mandy’s idea to organize a Golf Cart Poker Run for Autism.
Saturday, September 26th was the 7th Annual Katelyn’s Golf Cart Poker Run for Autism. Participating golf carts visit 5 stops around the Pirates Woods area of Fernandina. Police blocked the streets for 173 participating golf carts this year! At each stop, participants would draw one poker card and compete for the best hand. All cards / scoresheets were safely collected, and the winner was announced at the end of the day.
The event raised $35,000 this great cause!
“I am always proud to volunteer at this event with my family,” said Kali. “This year, I was proud to include Paul Davis slap bracelets in the event bags and represent our brand at this wonderful event!”
Forget the tolls and traffic…RUN the Lincoln Tunnel! This unique 5K takes runners through the tunnel and back, all to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey.
The Lincoln Tunnel Challenge is one of the most unique races in the country that not only is underwater but also spans two states. Participants will run or walk a 5K (3.1 miles) certified USATF course. The toll booths in Weehawken, NJ mark both the start and finish of the race. There is a cone turnaround once participants reach the NYC side of the tunnel.
All proceeds benefit Special Olympics New Jersey and the 26,000 athletes they serve.
The Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside presented by New Jersey Law Enforcement is part of the year-round fundraising of Law Enforcement Torch Run® events. It is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics New Jersey athletes by jumping into the frigid Atlantic waters during February. All plungers must raise the minimum to participate depending on when they registered for the Plunge. If plunging as a team, all team members are still required to raise the minimum. Charitable contributions are non-refundable, and the minimum Plunge requirement is considered a charitable contribution, and therefore non-refundable.