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 organizing 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 team 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 $15,000.

Congratulations to the following teams for earning incentive #1:
Theodore’s Team
Team Keagan Never Look Back
Logan’s Heroes
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition

Team Marko          
Team Fairview      
Team Biggins        
Patrick’s Pose       
Lakeshore Community Services        
Everything is Awesome

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 $8,430!
Team Captains: Natalie Braddock, Loretta Braddock & Brian Fullem
SchoolTeam Fairview with 86 walkers raised $2,620!
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 $6,752!
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 4 Walkers and raised $2,422
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

Jake’s Jems
Wm. T Spaeder Co. Inc
Wal-Mart Foundation
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
Plymouth Tavern
Port Erie Plastics
Connoisseur Media
Bowdog Inc
Lake Erie Speedway
George and Kristy Klapsinos
Sportsmen’s Athletic Club
UPMC Health Plan
Barber National Institute
Lakeshore Community Services Inc.
Pfeffer Insurance Agency, Inc
Pfeffer Insurance Agency, Inc
Custom Engineering Co
Community Care Behavioral Health
Erie County Care Management Inc.
State Farms Agents
Superior Toyota
City of Erie Employee Community Service Fund
Bates Collison, Inc.
Baer Appraisal LLC
Achievement Center
Contine Corporation
Great Lakes Case & Cabinet
Small Business Alternatives, Inc.
Holbrook Tool and Molding Inc.
Northwest Saving’s Bank
Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc.
Jackson Plumbing
McGill, Power, Bell & Associates, LLP
Jiffy Print Instant Printing
Niagara Therapy LLC
North Coast Sanitation Erie
Curtze Foods
Utz Snacks