Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Why Light It Up Blue this April?

The 7th Annual Chasin' the Blues Benefit Concert

Saturday, April 1st @ 7 PM

Daytona Beach's Bank & Blues Club

What's new and why do we keep lighting it up blue?  

  So much is new here at The Chase Academy, where we support Autism Education which provides our children with the skills they need to become life-long independent adults!

Blue is the color of Autism Awareness.  Its the color that countries all over the world use to light up the night on April 1st, International Autism Awareness Month!  This celebration was started by Autism Speaks, and brings Autism Awareness to everyone all over the world.  Here are few examples:

Here in Daytona, we light up the night with LIVE BLUES MUSIC!!!  Since April 2011, The Chase Academy has joined this celebration!  Here's what we have to offer:

Live Music from the Betty Fox Band

Celebrity Autographed Memorabilia
(Available for purchase on line!)

Beatles Autographed White Album
(2016 Auction Items)

Star Wars Trilogy Autographed by Cast

Vacation Excursions
(Available for purchase on line)

New Orleans Jazz & Blues 
Sip & Soar in Napa Valley
(2016 Auction Items)

Silent Auction Gift Baskets 

Silent Auction "Themed" Baskets

What's New here at the Academy is that we've leased an additional 2000 square feet right next door to our current location, and we plan to renovate the interior to match the inside of a house.  We are putting in a kitchen for cooking classes, a laundry room for, you guessed it, LAUNDRY classes; we'll have a bedroom so students can learn to make a bed from the mattress up, fold clothes and organize their room; lastly we'll have a large living/multi-purpose room for lounging and learning.  

Currently, we are purchasing curriculum geared towards specific Independent Life courses.  This new program will be integrated at some level (from 25% to 80%) of middle and high school course curriculum.  This will offer parents a choice of several diploma models ranging from Scholar  (college bound) to Vocational (career bound).  

All proceeds from this year's Chasin' the Blues will be put towards this renovation and we are HAPPY to accept any donations of cash, goods or services that would help us open this facility in time for the fall.

Please come on out and be a part of the Light It Up Blue campaign!  We have so much in store for an evening of great entertainment and terrific gift ideas - for yourself or someone else!  We'd love to see you there!

Stay tuned for the next Blog which will showcase our auction memorabilia and our available excursions.  You can bid on these items until the close of the concert April 1 by texting or emailing me directly.

Mimi Lundell
Founder/ Executive Director
386-690-0893 (text or phone)

1 comment:

  1. Very nice initiative for the people having Autism. Its very necessary to create awareness regarding Autism so that world dont take it as a taboo anymore!