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2012 Colorado Springs Walk Now for Autism Speaks Recap 

Thursday, September 27, 2012 View Comments

We had a fantastic Walk in Colorado Springs!  It was a beautiful day for our Inaugural Walk at the Grace Center for Athletics in Colorado Springs on Saturday, September 22nd.  Walk Chair, former US Olympian and current CEO of the US Olympic Bobsled and Skeleton Team Darrin Steele, organized sports activities for the kids – soccer, long jump, track hurdles and gymnastics.  Current and past Olympians were there to assist the children.   There was a US Olympic bobsled on site and a Zumba session for the whole crowd, more than 500 people.  Families could also have fun posing for pictures in the JustShutterUP photo booth.

With four military bases in the area, many military families participated in the Walk and Autism Community Resource Fair, as well as provided volunteers from the B.O.S.S. (Better Opportunities for Single Solders) group.  Toys ‘R Us’ Geoffrey the Giraffe, Star Wars Storm Troopers, and the Mesa Ridge High School cheerleading squad along with their mascot, Rowdy, were all there to cheer on the walkers. 

Having raised $28,872.65 to date, we are grateful to the Colorado Springs community, local service providers, and local businesses for their overwhelming support.   For more information, please contact Vicki Denhoffer, Walk Event Coordinator, at 720-443-7999 or




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