The Adventure Center of Asheville
Adventure Center of Asheville event benefits local children and their families who are dealing with autism.
What: 5th Annual Zipping for Autism Event
Team up for the exhilarating experience of Ziplining in Asheville to support the Autism Society of North Carolina. Zipping for Autism, the first event of its kind in the country, raised over $40,000 last year. Organizers anticipate an even more successful year.
Teams of 10 people, who have raised a minimum of $800, will zipline on the urban canopy tour at the Adventure Center of Asheville. Teams raising $1,100 or more will also climb, walk, jump, swing and rappel over 30 towering trees in the wooded Asheville Treetops Adventure Park!
The event goal is to raise more than $50,000 by June 5, 2016. Every dollar raised will be donated the Autism Society of North Carolina to be used in Western North Carolina to offer respite, increase advocacy, and assist families who cannot afford evaluative and diagnostic services.
Zipping for Autism will also host restaurant nights with proceeds from sales to benefit the event.
Teams should register at www.zippingforautism.com.
Or join us at area restaurants for Zipping for Autism Spirit Nights.
- Native Kitchen (April 20)
- Juicy Lucy Burger Bar and Grill (May 18)
- Wild Wing Café (May 31)
- Iannucci's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant (May 11)
Teams will zipline on June 5 at scheduled times throughout the day.
Jeff and Sheena Greiner, two of the owners of the Adventure Center of Asheville, wanted to give back to the organization that has served their son over the years. All proceeds raised by individuals and teams will go to the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) to offer respite, increase advocacy and diagnostic services, and to assist families in our region.
Where: The Adventure Center of Asheville, 1 Resort Drive, Asheville
To form a team, register online at www.zippingforautism.com . Register a team of up to 10 people, raise at least $800 in donations prior to June 5th and your team will be scheduled for a two-hour ziplining tour at our event. Teams that raise $1,100 or more will enjoy both the ziplining and a two-hour adventure at Asheville Treetops Adventure Park.
Teams can be comprised of adults and youth, but all Zippers must be age 10 and over and weigh between 70-250 lbs. All Adventure Park participants must be over age 4 and under 265 lbs.
If you cannot participate that day, you can also donate or sponsor a team on the website.
For more information: www.zippingforautism.com
Jeff Greiner, Adventure Center of Asheville, Event Coordinator