The first annual Golden Hat Walk for Autism, held on Saturday, August 17 at theDell Diamond in Round Rock, TX, was a huge success! Over 500 people came out dressed in gold to celebrate the intellectual capabilities of all individuals on the autism spectrum and enjoy the parade, resource fair, and numerous kids’activities.
While donations are still coming in, as of current, we have raised nearly $50,000!! The success of this event would not have been possible without the many families and individuals who rallied in support, our generous sponsors, and our dedicated top fundraising team, Willpower! Team Willpower was led by Team Captain, Karin Schuetze, her son Will, and their family. Together, Team Willpower raised an impressive $2,985!
To honor the hard work and support of this incredible team of advocates, the Golden Hat Foundation contacted Hit Trophy. They promptly and flawlessly worked with us to come up with the perfect customizable award. The trophy was amazing (and heavy!) So happy we decided to go with them, check out Hit Trophy's website if you are need of any awards for your organization! On the big day, we had the joy of presenting team Willpower the beautiful Gold Star Crystal Trophy (pictured).
Funds raised from this meaningful event fuel our mission and goals, including the establishment of innovative assisted living campuses designed to honor and empower all individuals on the autism spectrum. With your help, the first campus will be in the Austin, Texas area.
Thank you to all who joined us - whether you donated, volunteered, or participated on the big day, your commitment to our mission and goals goes a long way. We greatly appreciate your support while we work to change the way people with autism are perceived by shining a light on their abilities and emphasizing their great potential!
See you next year!