Annual Fundraising Events

CARES hosts two annual fundraising events feature  Au-some Family Fun Day in May and the Au-some Golf Tournament in October.

Learn more about each of them and consider sponsoring the event to help us in our mission.

SpectRUN and Au-some Family Fun Day

Join us for our biggest and best event of the year, the 5th Annual Autism SpectRUN and Au-some Family Fun Day at Hurricane City Park on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

The SpectRun 5k/10K kicks off on the Meeks Mountain trails at 10:00 a.m. Racers will be timed as they enjoy a beautiful mountain trail featuring artwork by JP Owens and Putnam County community members.

Au-some Family Fun Day kicks-off at 12:30 with our annual Sensory Family Walk that’s suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities.  CARES families and supporters will experience numerous sights, sounds, and activities that will surely excite their senses while strolling around Hurricane City Park.  Family-friendly activities, games, entertainment, music, and food (available for purchase) will follow the Sensory Walk and will be available until 3:30. 

This is a great opportunity to connect, get active and have fun, while making a difference. So grab your walking /running shoes, round up the family, and join us for a day of fun and giving back!

AU-SOME Golf Tournament

Please join us Monday, October 16, 2023 for our annual CARES Au-Some Golf Tournament!
In enjoying this event, you are helping CARES offer resources and support through our Caregiver Hotline, fund training that will increase access to quality ABA providers, and host monthly family programs to connect families and build a supportive community.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Hurricane, WV with tee-off at 10 a.m. An awards after-party will follow! See our Au-Some Golf Tournament brochure for more information, including sponsorship opportunities or register now

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