The 15th Annual Ante4autism, which took place during the summer Las Vegas Market, set a new record by raising $160,943 that was split between five autism awareness charities: Project FOCUS at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at UNLV, The Hope Fund – a division of International Hyperbarics Association, The Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University, National Autism Association of Southeast Ohio, and Autism Speaks.
Founder Doug Krinsky says he would like to thank all the co-hosts, as they volunteer their time. Co-hosts include: Joey Amato – Rock N Roll City Mattress, Stuart Carlitz – Bedding Industries of America, Bo Coconis – Coconis Furniture, Randy Coconis – Coconis Furniture, Nick Hrkman – Southerland Sleep, Karina Jett – Coldwell Banker Premier Realty, Mike McQuiston – Carpenter, Anthony Mehran – Huffman Koos Furniture, Allen Parvizian – AP Auctions, Myra Stone – Independent Representative, David Wachendorfer – Delandis Sleep, Jerry Williams – Retail Service Systems Inc.
The date for the 16th Annual Ante4autism event has been tentatively set for Saturday, July 27, in Las Vegas, so mark your calendar now and save that date for next year.
Special thanks go out to the sponsors from the event in July:
$25,000 Presenting Sponsor: Leggett & Platt Inc.
$15,000 Final Table Sponsor: Bedding Industries of America
$10,000 Diamond Sponsors: Furniture First National Buying Group, 3Z Brands
$5,000 Platinum Sponsors: Karl & Cathi Glassman, Anonymous, Planned Furniture Promotions (PFP), TD Bank, Carpenter Co., Ashley
$2,500 Gold Sponsors: Coconis Furniture and Mattress 1st, Big Sandy Superstore, Pete and Jenny Primeau, Archbold Furniture
$1,000 Silver Sponsors: Phil Hellmuth X 2, Dr. Joyce Cassen, Janet Pickett, Therapedic International, Roger Magowitz, Joe Matekja Jr, BoxDrop, Customatic Technologies, Anonymous, AP Auctions, Crane’s Mattress, Southerland, Wright, Gail & Marty Komisar
$500 Bronze Sponsors: Herb & Beth Gaines, David White, Matthew Connolly – Bedding Industries of America, Englander, Colonial, David Deye, Gail & Marty Komisar
Special Donations: Leggett & Platt, Tempur + Sealy, Serta Simmons Bedding, Keith Caldwell, Ultra Comfort, Pure Care
The Centers for Disease Control recently released the latest incidence numbers and now the rate is 1 in 36 kids are on the Autism spectrum. Now is the time to help support these families, kids and adults on the Autism spectrum.