Royal Ball Run for Autism volunteers recently met to ask the question so many of us are asking, “what are we going to do?” How can we continue to support our families, support children on the autism spectrum, and continue to raise awareness and funds without a race? Without a carnival?
One thing is certain. We all knew we still needed to do something. If nothing else, our kids have taught us what it means to persevere, and we want to be sure we can continue the momentum of support and acceptance we’ve generated over these past 9 years.
On May 15, we’ll be launching an online Royal Ball Run Store to sell our 2020 Royal Ball Run race shirts as a virtual sign-up for our virtual Royal Ball Run on Saturday, June 20. That Saturday, we’ll be encouraging friends and families to share pics of their 1 mile or 5K walk/run to celebrate the 1 in 59 children =diagnosed with autism.
So we’re sending this letter with the hopes you’ll join us again in 2021 for our 10th Annual Royal Ball Run or elect to still support our virtual events or the Autism Resource Fair we plan to host at the Waterfront Convention Center on October 17 from 9am – 12pm.
We are grateful for the support you’ve provided in the past and are grateful for any commitment you can still make this year OR next. In the end, our goal is to simply see our kids be accepted, celebrated and embraced for all the royally amazing gifts they bring to our community and your support as always, helps us get there.