ZFA is an annual event hosted by the Greiner Family (owners of the Adventure Center of Asheville) to honor their 18-year-old son, O’Reilly, who is on the autism spectrum. The event, normally held the first Sunday in June, has been changed this year. The Adventure Center sets aside a Sunday every year and opens the Ziplines, Treetops Adventure Park and KidZip to teams who raised money or individuals that want to join in the festivities. 100% of the proceeds are donated to WNC Autism services and camps for local adults and children on the autism spectrum.
The 2020 event is the ninth Zipping for Autism. Having raised over $250,000 since its inception, ZFA, is truly a family affair. O’Reilly has managed to be the top fundraiser almost every year. His buddy Nicholas Hemachandra has been another top fundraiser over the years. O’Reilly’s parents, Jeff and Sheena manage the day. Other family members from as far away as Jacksonville, Florida or Charleston, SC are often in attendance helping check attendees in, feeding the staff or selling hotdogs to the public to make it all run smoothly.
This year, we have FLEXIBLE ZIPPING DATES!
Teams will have until January 31, 2021 to raise money. Once the team reaches a fundraising threshold of $800, they can pick a date to enjoy Ziplining or an Adventure Park Tour at the Adventure Center of Asheville (ACA).
For more information or to create a team for this great event, please visit: ZippingforAutism.com
Or check out the news coverage of the Greiner’s WLOS Person of the Week dedication from 2018: CLICK HERE