2013 Autism Awareness Walk - 4/27/13

Discussion in 'Buffalo, NY' started by BobaChris12, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    What: Autism Awareness Walk
    When: Saturday April 27, 2013
    Where: Summit Educational Resources - 150 Stahl Road, Getzville
    Time: Check in 9am Opening Ceremony/Walk 10am Post Walk Picnic 11:30am


    Queen City Bookstore referred the organizer to us this week. We have been approached to make an appearance at the walk and help promote the event.

    A link to the event - http://summitwalk2013.kintera.org/f...kntae1040087=D500C51E3A5B46F1955F7921083A43EA

    In addition to this appearance, one of the team captains is working to plan a separate appearance at a fund raiser in the near future.

    We are not asked to walk, but simply appear. We can change in their building and have a table and area to promote the group as well as set up photo ops. I offered to request donations and see if we can't raise a few more dollars to help.

    I am considering walking in costume, but have not made a decision yet. if I do, I will try and request a set dollar amount in donations from friends, family and other sources.

    Who is interested? This should be a fairly easy appearance and allow for those working on new costumes to get a chance to try them in an event setting. Please be advised that some autistic children may be a little scared of us.

    Edit: i set up our donation page. It can be found here - http://summitwalk2013.kintera.org/f...D500C51E3A5B46F1955F7921083A43EA&team=5495913

    Please spread this around to your friends, family, and share on your Facebook pages
    Last edited by BobaChris12, Apr 17, 2013
  2. JediXXL Force Ghost

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  3. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    I will be out of town for work.
  4. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Tending toward no at this time; Saturday mornings are booking up again
  5. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    I'm also somewhat inclined to ask where there is a Star Wars tie in on this event. I realize I'm not available, but that is a valid question...
  6. Mother_of_the_Twins Force Ghost

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    I'm sorry to say that I won't be available for this event. It sounds great.

    This is my kids' birthday weekend and we will be having family time that day.
  7. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    It's a charity reaching out to us to help promote awareness, entertain the walkers, and help raise some funds if we can.
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  8. Mother_of_the_Twins Force Ghost

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    Sounds like a valid request to me. We've done many charity events with no Star Wars connection. I hope we continue to do so!
  9. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    I didn't question the validity of the request, I asked where the Star Wars tie in was. I'd really hate to see us wear out our welcome as some other groups have by appearing anywhere and everywhere at the drop of a hat.

    I just never want to overhear from someone in the crowd "Oh no, it's those Star Wars people again" when I do a local event. [face_whistling]
  10. JDuffPhoto Jedi Grand Master

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    Checking my schedule, I might be able to help with this one.
  11. RingoStarrkiller Jedi Knight

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    Should be able to do this, will work the table.
  12. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    There won't be a table at this event. We have been asked to appear in costume to entertain.

    Dust off that costume!
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  13. JDuffPhoto Jedi Grand Master

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  14. WookieeJedi Force Ghost

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    Seems only right to have a walking carpet there lol
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  15. Marka_Ragnas Force Ghost

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  16. quigonschuel Jedi Grand Master

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    No can do. Awards presentation for Christopher's bowling league is at 11:00.
    Last edited by quigonschuel, Apr 9, 2013
  17. VideoPrince Force Ghost

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    We will not be available for this event.
  18. MilosMom Jedi Grand Master

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    These events are always on my on call days. Sorry, I'm out.
  19. MassageVentress Jedi Grand Master

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    I unfortunately have to work :(
    Won't be able to attend .
  20. DEE_SKYWALKER Jedi Master

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  21. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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  22. BPStoyle Jedi Grand Master

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    I am unfortunately not available for this. Though it is a great cause. Hope it goes well!
  23. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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  24. jediprof Jedi Grand Master

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    Nice Chris. Just checked out the page. What is the difference between donating to you or to the general group?
  25. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    I didn't see the option to remove me. It appears that to register with a group, you have to start as an individual. I'd prefer any donations go the team account. All monies collected go directly to Summit and we do not need to collect anything.