Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania (ASA-NWPA) hosted their 12th Annual Walk for Autism on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Presque Isle State Park – Rotary Pavilion. The Annual Walk for Autism is ASA-NWPA’s signature event which brings together thousands of participants. We are proud to have worked with our 12th Annual Walk for Autism Chair Family, Tom and Erica Kopec, and children, Thomas and Megan. The Kopec Family opened their home and their hearts to share their story with the local community.
The 12th Annual Walk for Autism was a record setting year with over 1,600 walkers, 40 teams, and 110 plus volunteers. ASA-NWPA raised over $99,000 due to the tremendous support we received from our local communities. Thank you, to all our sponsors, volunteers, and walkers. The day was a huge success due to all your efforts!! ASA-NWPA would also like to thank our dedicated 2013 Walk Committee (Dave Bartlett, Gary Eicher, Hope Martinson, Jan Formichella, Kevin Ireson, Mike Eisert, Israel Wodarski, Mary Spaeder, and Marlia Coates) for their expertise in planning and organizing the day’s events.
Tish Bartlett, Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of Directors and our families, THANK YOU, for supporting the 12th Annual Walk for Autism.
The Harbor Creek School District led by Kevin Fritts, IU#5 Autistic Support Teacher at Harbor Creek Jr. High School, raised $917.95 for the 12th Annual Walk for Autism. Harbor Creak School District won the 2013 School Team Challenge. Pictured: Harbor Creek Jr. High School Autism Class with their teacher, paraprofessionals, principal, and executive director of Autism Society NWPA. Front row left to right: Kaleb Chadwick, Natalie LaFuria, Hannah Boccio, Chip Lasher, Donovan Fox, Alyssa Chimenti, Michael Langer-Williamson; Second row left to right: Leah Merski, Tish Bartlett, Executive Director Autism Society NWPA; Pam Chodubski, Principal Harbor Creek Jr High School; Kevin Fritts, AS teacher Harbor Creek Jr High School; Jenn Pinzok, Erin Dever
13th Annual Walk for Autism - Saturday, April 26, 2014