Ag for Autism will debut an exciting brand-new fundraiser—AgBash—on Monday, March 12 at Arkansas State University’s Centennial Hall. This year’s event will feature a special performance by Barrett Baber, of NBC’s “The Voice” fame.
This will be the seventh consecutive year a large-scale annual fundraiser has been held by Ag for Autism. This new event format will replace the organization’s Bracket Bonanza, which has raised more than $400,000 to aid individuals, organizations and therapy providers in the region’s autism community.
Who is Ag for Autism?
Ag for Autism was born after a number of agriculture-related organizations—Armor Seed, Cache River Valley Seed, and Farm Credit Midsouth—were compelled to band together with the support of other area agriculture companies and organizations in support of a very worthy cause. They are joined by a long and growing list of sponsors, a complete list of which may be found at www.agforautism.org.
In many cases, autism therapies are not covered by insurance and Medicaid, but are critical to help a child function at his or her highest ability. Research shows many families, especially those in more rural areas, struggle to find and afford the important therapies that can be life changing. It is the organization’s goal to ease this financial burden and help these families access autism services. To date, Ag for Autism has raised more than $300,000 to meet these needs.
Applications for Ag for Autism grants may be submitted via the organization’s web site. Both individuals and organizations providing autism services are eligible to apply.
‘Like’ Ag for Autism on Facebook, follow on Twitter @AgForAutism, and visit on the web at www.agforautism.org to stay in the Ag for Autism loop. Those unable to attend the event may also quickly and easily make a donation year-round through PayPal on the Ag for Autism web site.