Sponsors needed and teams forming for Volleyball 4 Autism

[BEAVER, W.Va.] Students in New River Community and Technical College’s Browning Social Services Club are preparing for Volleyball 4 Autism, a fundraiser for The Un-Prescription, on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Teams are forming and sponsors are needed.

Registration for teams of eight is $100 if registered before the event or $150 at the door, and the 2018 event will have two divisions, one for those who play regularly and one for those with less experience. T-shirt sponsorships will be available for $100 until April 2.

The 2018 tournament will kick-off at 9 a.m. with the battle for the net challenge between West Virginia State Troopers and Raleigh County Deputies.

“Volleyball 4 Autism is a culmination of what our social services students have learned. They’re able to plan and organize, to write grants and to follow up with donors. With this event, we’re taking the things that they’ve learned and putting them into practice to go beyond what they’ve read in books,” New River CTC Instructor of Social Services Dr. Kelli White explained. “It’s a great experience for them. We see former students come back to help and participate.”

White started Volleyball 4 Autism nine years ago to help provide more families with access to diagnostic services through Autism Health. Now, college students run the fundraiser.

Autism Health and the non-profit, The Un-Prescription, has helped hundreds of families by providing natural approaches to treat underlying medical problems that can cause difficult behaviors and aggression, sleep problems, constipation, delayed language and poor social skills. The center, based in Beckley, currently serves patients from 16 states, but funds raised through Volleyball 4 Autism help West Virginia families.

Team registration will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 starting at Memorial Baptist Church, 1405 S. Kanawha St., Beckley. Child care will be provided during the event, and a silent auction and raffle will be held. Memorial Baptist Youth will operate the concession stand with proceeds supporting their mission trip and the Volleyball 4 Autism event.

For additional information on Volleyball 4 Autism, to register a team, donate or sponsor the event email volleyball4autism@gmail.com.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).

Last updated on: Mar 24, 2018