On Thursday, May 31st, the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club presented funds to the University of South Florida to support programs focused on helping individuals with autism and their families.
This year, the Cycling for Autism event held on April 7 had over 200 riders enjoying the scenic Courtney Campbell Causeway. The event ended with lunch and celebration at Whiskey Joe’s.
Checks were presented to Dr. Karen Berkman, CARD-USF Executive Director and Dr. Raymond Miltenberger, USF’s ABA Program Director during the awards ceremony at the Centre Club.
Funds given to the ABA program support a scholarship fund for graduate students. The most recent recipient used the funds to complete her research on enhancing parent participation, improving behavioral services and access to services for Hispanic children with autism, and helping kids with autism cope with teaching demands.
“We are proud to be able to offer this scholarship to well-deserving students,” said ABA Director Dr. Raymond Miltenberger. “As we continue to build tomorrow’s workforce through combined coursework and practicum experiences, we appreciate the fundraising efforts of the Tampa InterbayRotary.”
The event in 2017 was a huge success! We had over 375 people attend and raised $12,000 for Starting Right, Now. We look to grow our success for years to come so stay tuned for more details on the 2018-Brew Ha, Ha Tampa Bay.
Thank you to all our corporate sponsors!
Thank you to the Interbay Rotary committee members that volunteered their time out of their busy schedules to complete their tasks and then some!
Thank you to all the amazing breweries that poured samples to our guests all night long!
Thank you to the awesome Southern Train Band!
Thank you to the Start Right Now and Rotaract kids that stepped up to do whatever it took to allow the event to run as smoothly as possible despite the little rain hiccup!
Thank you to Denise Brown, Keller Williams Realty, for the Champagne bar!
Look forward to seeing you all next year for an even bigger and better event!
The Florida Autism Center has signed on as a sponsor for Cycling for Autism! We appreciate their support! Also, look for their table at our event.
A big thank you goes out to several new sponsors for their support such as Engage Behavioral Health, Starbucks, Publix, and D.T. Publisher of Tampa! Due to all of our sponsors, kids 12 and under who participate in the ride do not have to pay the $30 registration fee. As such, whole families can sign up now!
After posting our event on the Rotary International website under “Rotary Ideas,” our event was picked up and shared with others around the country and the State of Florida on the Rotary Cycling 2 Serve website!
We are on pace for a record year for Cycling for Autism. Do not miss this great event, sign up today!
Cycling for Autism has been added to the Rotary Showcase on the Rotary International website. We now have a global platform to promote our local Tampa project!
Brian Leung and the law firm of Holcomb & Leung, P.A., have generously pledged their support for Cycling for Autism!
Five South Tampa businesses, Bay Capital; Centennial Bank; Brimmer, Burek & Keelan, CPAs; Selling South Tampa/Exit Bayshore Realty; and, Wetherington Hamilton, Attorneys at Law, have all pledged to support Cycling for Autism this year. We appreciate our Rotarians-Steve Cooper, Jennifer Potter, Brian Burek, Buster Levin and Ted Hamilton for their help with, and support of, this event.
DSK Law has agreed to be the title sponsor for Cycling for Autism! DSK Law is one of the premier business litigation firms in Tampa and has been a supporter of the event for years. We thank them for their support!