Strike It Up for Autism Acceptance

2016 Autism Empowerment Bowl-A-Thon

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Bowl-a-Thon FUNdraiser 

April is Autism Acceptance month! To celebrate and help raise money for Autism Empowerment's programs and services, we're hosting our 1st Annual Strike it up for Autism Acceptance fundraiser!  Please join us for bowling, a fun raffle and the opportunity to pick up free Autism Empowerment resources.

When: Sunday, April 24th, 2016 from Noon to 5 PM

Free General Admission for anyone who would like to attend.

Bowling starts at 1:00 PM or 3:00 PM (Please arrive at least 20 minutes early for check-in and to get your bowling shoes and ball.)

Where: Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes, 6300 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA 98665- Vancouver, WA. The center number is (360) 694-8364 for directions.

Cost to bowl:

$8.00 for an individual (any age)

$25.00 for a family/group of 4

$31.00 for a family/group of 5

$37.00 for a family/group of 6.

So that we can reserve your lane, we need you to pre-register by clicking the GET TICKETS button on the right! (This allows you to choose the time you want to bowl and the number of people who are registering together.)

Cost includes shoe rental, two games on one lane per person and the chance to win fun prizes for bowling! Every bowler receives a participation certificate and a resource bag! But wait, there's more!

Prize Raffle: We will be having many items for youth, adults, and families available for raffle at the Bowl-A-Thon FUNdraiser! (Raffle tickets on-site only.)

50/50 Raffle Tickets: Two drawings. One at about 2 pm and one at about 4 pm. Tickets for the first drawing do not carry over to the second.

eBay Auction Preview: We will be auctioning higher value items at eBay. See a sneak preview of some of the items and experiences we'll be auctioning!

Favorite Autism Empowerment at eBay -

Bowling Awards 

  • Top Score & 2nd Place – Youth 12 and under (with and without bumpers)
  • Top Score & 2nd Place – Youth 13 – 17 (with and without bumpers)
  • Top Score & 2nd Place – Adult (with and without bumpers)
  • Top 2 Game total Youth (with and without bumpers)
  • Top 2 Game Total  Adult (with and without bumpers)

We also invite you to FUNdraise and help us reach our goal of $10,000.

The goal for this event is $10,000, although we’re happy to go higher! Funds that are raised will be used to support all the different programs that we offer. To reach and exceed this goal we are hoping for the help of each person that sees this page! You don't even have to bowl to donate or raise funds!

Individual and Team Bonus Rewards (raise $ individually or as a family/team)

Individual Reward


Party Invite for Autism Empowerment’s 5 year anniversary celebration on 6/3/2016 (Food & Fun!)

Team / Family Reward


Team Party Invite for Autism Empowerment’s 5 year anniversary celebration on 6/3/2016 (Food & Fun!)

Prizes - We will be offering prizes for different levels reached AND for the child (under 12), teen (13 - 17) and adult who raises the most in donations. Final totals and prizes will be awarded after all money is turned in. These special awards will be given out at our 5 Year Anniversary Party in the evening of June 3rd, 2016.

Level Reached

Amount of Level

Individual Prizes (in addition to bonus rewards above)



Set of 4 Autism Empowerment Acceptance for All Wristbands



Bronze + Set of 4 bowling themed Rubber Duckies (2”)



Silver + your choice of a signed copy of either Secret of the Songshell or Mystery of the Moonfire by Brian Tashima or Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum OR a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card



Gold + 2 Weekly Ticket Passes to PGA Tour WincoFoods Portland Open August 22 - 28, 2016 (donated $50 value)

Shooting Star


Diamond +  4 Weekly Ticket Passes to PGA Tour WincoFoods Portland Open August 22- 28, 2016 + 2 tournament hats (donated $140 value)

You can fundraise in multiple ways:

  1.  Start a personal fundraising page for Autism Empowerment at CommitChange at the following link:
  2. Make a donation using that green heart donate button on the right!
  3. Take a pledge sheet to friends, family and around your neighborhood or workplace to gather pledges. We will email you a packet after you register or you can download the pledge sheet by clicking here
  4. Mail a donation to Autism Empowerment, P.O. Box 871676, Vancouver, WA 98687. As a 501(c)3 charity, donations are tax-deductible. Check are payable to "Autism Empowerment". Please indicate "Bowl-A-Thon" with your payment and we will mail you a receipt.

Who are we?

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Autism Empowerment is a passionate people-powered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to enriching and empowering the lives of children, teens, adults and families in the Autism and Asperger communities.

Founded in Vancouver, WA in June 2011, our programs promote a culture of acceptance for all abilities and serve individuals and families around the world with a community focus in the Southwest Washington and Portland, OR metro area. 

Some of our programs and services such as Autism and Scouting, Autism Empowerment Radio and Autism Enrichment training have a national and international reach. Other programs, such as Autism Empowerment support groups, volunteer service clubs and social/game nights are piloted within our region with the desire and opportunity to be replicated in other areas.

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This is a photo of the Autism Serves Kids Care Club

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Here is a photo from the Tween and Teen Social Club 

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Our Autism and Scouting Program trains leaders & empower scouts worldwide.

Other programs and services you're helping to support:

Thanks for your support!

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Can't make the event but want to help out with a donation? Just click that nice looking green donate button on the right! THANKS!