Update on the 10th Annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism

Published: December 21st, 2017

Category: Calendar, Fundraiser, IMPACT Autism

2/20/2018
Update from IMPACT Autism, event organizers:

We are so thankful for everyone that made the Tenth Annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism a HUGE success! Thank you to the participants, families, student organizations, and businesses who supported autism through participation and/or donation. Your support has truly made an IMPACT to the community. We are thrilled to announce that we raised $11,766!!!!! Each donation we received will go towards increasing the availability of resources at the University of Florida’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. One of these resources includes making safety devices for children with autism. To be a part of Stomp the Swamp next year, be sure to check out this Facebook page  – https://www.facebook.com/UfStompTheSwampForAutism– and stay up to date with all information regarding the event!

 

 

Stomp the Swamp for Autism is a fitness event held annually at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium benefiting the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). Last year, we had over 500 participants and raised over $13,000 for UF CARD! This money was used to provide families of children with autism safety gear, and to fund our social groups for teens with autism as well as our Kid’s Day Out events that give parents a safe place to bring their youngsters with autism.

This year, the Tenth Annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10 am. The event will feature LIVE entertainment from KISS 105.3 and various UF organizations and community groups, student athletes, as well as FREE BREAKFAST, and the chance to win race prizes. Make sure to stop by our SILENT AUCTION at the event to get the chance to bid on awesome gift baskets, goodies, and more! There will also be an awesome event t-shirt for everyone who registers.

Participants will either run or walk the stadium inner loop, or run stadiums. All kids 12 and under participate for free in a specialized obstacle course just for them. It’s great fun for all fitness levels and abilities!

You can register as an individual, or as a “Team” of friends, or with your student organization. All teams will be recognized for their support of those with autism in our community, and the largest team will win a prize!

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States, and Stomp the Swamp for Autism supports the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, and their important work in our community.

On February 17th, we hope you will join us as we STOMP the SWAMP for AUTISM! Enjoy live entertainment, win prizes, and get in shape for spring break, all while supporting this important cause.

ONLINE REGISTRATION will open on January 15th and will continue until February 16th at 5 pm. Online registration by February 16th will ensure you receive this year’s event t-shirt and give you a discounted price. There will also be an opportunity to register at the door.

Register Here: http://www.cvent.com/d/btqcd9

Be sure to like our Stomp the Swamp for Autism Facebook page to stay up to date with our event!
https://www.facebook.com/UfStompTheSwampForAutism

Do you own a business and/or are you interested in becoming a sponsor of Stomp the Swamp? Email stomptheswamp@gmail.com for more information on sponsorship.

Flier with information about Stomp the Swamp for Autism 2018

Stomp the Swamp for Autism 2018 flier