Cycling for Autism 2018 Raises Over $200,000

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.”

A Look Back at Brew Ha, Ha 2017

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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!

Link to event photos

More Sponsors Support Cycling for Autism!

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!

Five Tampa Businesses Sponsor 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.