HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY – September 2, 2021– Skydivers will take to the sky in support of autism awareness for the fifth annual "Leap for Autism" event hosted by Greystone Programs. The thrilling skydive adventure will take place on Saturday, October 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner, NY, with a rain/wind date of Saturday, October 16.
All are encouraged to join in the air or on the ground and enjoy music, food, craft beer, and freefall for a worthy cause. Professional skydivers and amateur jumpers alike are invited to leap tandem, harnessed to a professional and licensed skydiver. This year, participants can also join in on the fun from the ground with a virtual skydiving opportunity using SkydiVR virtual reality goggles that simulate the skydiving experience. Register individually or as a team to compete for bragging rights and trophies.
"Each year, the Leap for Autism event creates an exciting buzz around the organization and community. In 2020, this event was canceled due to Covid-19, leaving a gap in our fundraising efforts. We are excited to be back in the community and raise awareness and funds for Greystone," said Skip Pryce, CEO of Greystone Programs. "We are excited to make this year's event memorable and meaningful, especially to celebrate the people we continue to safely support throughout the pandemic. The funds raised through Leap for Autism provide the most life-enriching opportunities for adults, families and children with autism, which is always our goal."
Greystone Programs serves more than 600 children, adults and families in five Hudson Valley counties. To register for a tandem leap, a virtual leap, or sponsor a leaper, visit: https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/leapforautism2021.
This event is sponsored by Hudson Regional LTC Pharmacy, Rose & Kiernan NFP, Inc., Veith Electric, Gander RV & Outdoors, Appolo Heating, Sheppard Mullin, DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota, BDO, Hudson Valley Credit Union, Whalen Architecture, Skydive the Ranch and SkydiVR.
Food and Entertainment provided by: The Grille Wagon, Obscure Oscillation Brewing Company, and Pro Sound DJ Service.
About Greystone Programs
Celebrating 40 years of excellence, Greystone Programs is dedicated to supporting children, adults, and families living with autism and other developmental disabilities by enriching lives one person at a time. Established in 1979 by Marc W. Kelley, Greystone offered the first privately run residence in New York State for people living with autism. Today, Greystone provides exceptional services and life-enriching opportunities for more than 600 children, adults, and families living with autism and developmental disabilities in five Hudson Valley counties. To learn more, visit www.greystoneprograms.org or follow the organization on social media.
Event Information: https://www.greystoneprograms.org/events/leap-for-autism