Zipping For Autism 2018
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Family launched Zipping for Autism to help charities & celebrate teen’s birthday
ARDEN, N.C.(WLOS) —
Our Persons of the Week launched a fundraiser that is especially close to home. Jeff and Sheena Greiner, in honor of son O’Reilly, started Zipping for Autism in 2012 to raise money for various autism-related causes that are a lifeline to families here in the mountains.
"It's always the first Sunday in June. His birthday is June 4,” Sheena explained.
O’Reilly turns 16 this year. Together, they've made helping others with autism a birthday tradition.
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An Amazing Day with the Adventure Center of Asheville
A couple of weeks ago, I took a girls’ trip to Asheville, North Carolina. I had been to Asheville before in a brief one-day visit to the Biltmore Estate. But, I knew there was a lot more to Asheville and so this time, I set out to find different, fun activities to do. Since ziplining is something I love to do, I looked into doing this with the Adventure Center of Asheville. They asked if we would also be interested in checking out their new adventure park which sounded very intriguing so we agreed.
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Zipping For Autism
WLOS — ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The Adventure Center of Asheville was buzzing Sunday with groups zipping from trees and completing obstacle courses. The park was open exclusively to participants in this year's Zipping for Autism. So far in 2016, the event has raised more than $16,000 for the Autism Society of North Carolina.
News 13 crews caught up with staff members and campers from Camp Lakey Gap in Black Mountain, which serves people with autism. They say the courses build teamwork among staff members and help campers feel empowered. You can donate to help Zipping for Autism meet its goal by clicking here.
Zipping for a Cause!
With spring finally here, the Adventure Center of Asheville’s zip lines, bike pump track and treetop adventure course are in full swing, with hundreds of thrill seekers jumping, climbing and zipping. The Adventure Center, located next to Crowne Plaza Resort in West Asheville is already seeing sold out days filled with families and fun lovers. Right now, local groups can rally for a good cause with a chance of zipping or climbing for free in June.
For the fifth year running, the Adventure Center is signing up groups to participate in its “Zipping for Autism” fundraiser for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Teams that raise $800 by June 5 get to run the Zipline Canopy tour for free, and groups that raise $1,100 can scamper though the treetop obstacle course as well.
“This is our annual big push to give back to a great organization,” says the Adventure Center’s Sarah Dickson. “Each year, our community really steps up, and we’re excited to create and host an event for them.” Last year, teams raised $40,000 and Dickson said the center is shooting for $50,000 this year.
Thanks to Girl Scout Troup 02509 For Planting Trees with the ACA!
The Adventure Center of Asheville was recently featured
on UNC-TV's North Carolina Weekend!
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