The 17th Annual Walk for Autism was a Huge Success.

Thank you to all of our walkers, teams, team captains and sponsors for your continued support.

Thank you to all of our team captains for fundraising and organizing their teams. We had 52 teams with over 960 walkers! Our teams raised awareness and donations from $100 to over $8,000. Teams consisted of 5 walkers to our largest team of 86 walkers.

Congratulations to our top teams of Walkers:
Team Fairview with 86 Walkers
Team Keagan with 51 Walkers
Lakeshore Community Services with 50 Walkers

The 17th Annual Walk brought new incentives to our teams. Incentive #1 earned 11 teams Walk commemorative sweatshirts for raising over $1,500

Congratulations to the following teams for earning incentive #1:
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
Everything is Awesome
Theodore’s Team
Team Keagan Never Look Back
Lakeshore Community Services
Logan’s Heroes
Patrick’s Pose       
Team Biggins
Team Fairview    

Team Marko           
Incentive #2 gave teams an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for Brantley Glibert Tickets  and dinner at Plymouth Tavern.
For every $500 raised, a team received an entry to win this prize package. Twenty-eight teams were entered into the drawing.

Congratulations to  Ainsworth Pet Nutrition who won the concert tickets and dinner.
A big thank you to Connoisseur Media and Plymouth Tavern for donating the prizes.

Incentive #3 was for our returning teams. The team with the highest % increase in donations/walk registrations from 2017 earned Erie Otters Tickets and dinner at Brewerie.
37 teams returned from the 2017 Walk.

The winning team with a 153.82% increase in donations/Walk registrations was Nygaard Navigators.
Nice Work Navigators! Thank you Erie Otters and Brewerie for your donations.

2018 Awards

Most Funds Raised-3 categories (Family, School, Company)
FamilyTheodore’s Team with 33 walkers raised $8,595!
Team Captains: Natalie Braddock, Loretta Braddock & Brian Fullem
SchoolTeam Fairview with 87 walkers raised $2,980!
Team Captain-Keith Nies
CompanyAinsworth Pet Nutrition with 12 walkers raised $3,040!
Team Captain: Tiffany McMillin

Most Outstanding Fundraiser
Awarded to Team Keagan for their 3rd Annual Bowling for Autism Event. Team Keagan had 51 walkers and raised $6,981!
Team Captains: Merenda and John Deimling

Star Team Award
Awarded to Team Biggins for their outstanding job raising autism awareness in our community.
Team Biggins had 45 Walkers and raised $2,980
Team Captain: Sherri Lanahan

A SPECIAL thank you to our 2018 Walk Chair Family: Dave, Kara, Braden, Mason and Morgan Steiner.

The 17th Annual Walk for Autism would not be possible without our generous sponsors. Thank you for your support.

2018 Walk for Autism Sponsorships

Diamond Sponsor
Connoisseur Media

Platinum Sponsor
Wm. T Spaeder Co. Inc

Gold Sponsors
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
Barber National Institute
Bates Collison, Inc.
Donatos Pizza
George and Kristy Klapsinos

Jake’s Jems
Lake Erie Speedway
Lakeshore Community Services Inc.
Plymouth Tavern
Port Erie Plastics
State Farms
Wal-Mart Foundation

Silver Sponsors
Allegheny Health Network
Bowdog Inc
City of Erie Employee Community Service Fund
Community Care Behavioral Health
Custom Engineering Co
Dave and Tish Bartlett
Millennium Sounds Productions
Niagara Therapy LLC
North Coast Sanitation Erie
Sportsmen’s Athletic Club
Stewart Masonry
Superior Toyota
Tim Hortons
UPMC Hamot

Bronze Sponsors
Achievement Center
Amicangelo & Theisen LLC
Baer Appraisal LLC
Contine Corporation
Curtze Foods
Erie County Care Management Inc.
Hagans Buisness Machines
Northwest Saving’s Bank
Pfeffer Insurance 

Schwebel Baking Co
Small Business Alternatives, Inc.
Strategy Solutions
Tri-Medical Rehab Supply
Utz Snacks

Friends of Autism
Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc.

Great Lakes Case & Cabinet
Jackson Plumbing
Jiffy Print Instant Printing
Holbrook Tool and Molding Inc.
McGill, Power, Bell & Associates, LLP