Autismup Events

KiteFlite 2017

Kite Parade + Stadium Stair Climb + Festival + Expo

KiteFlite is a family-friendly FUNdraising challenge featuring a charity walk presented by AutismUp and hosted by the Rochester Rhinos
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

8 AM - 2 PM

Capelli Sports Stadium




8 AM Race Registration

9 AM Race Begins

10 AM Parade/Walk Registration

11 AM Remarks & Parade Begins 

11 AM - 2 PM Festival Featuring Family Friendly Amusements & Attractions, Live Entertainment, Raffles, Concessions, Resource Expo

Rain or Shine!  Free admission for parade march teams and race participants!  Open to the Public!


At KiteFlite, guests enjoy…

  • Carnival Games and Prizes for All Ages
  • Amusements & Attractions
  • Inflatable Fun
  • Rochester Foam Dart League
  • Wegmans Zoo Mobile
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Multiple Bands & Live Entertainment
  • Dunk Tank
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Zip Line
  • Fancy Faces Face Painting
  • Crystal the Clown and Balloon Animals
  • Disney Princesses and Marvel Super Heroes
  • Rex the Rhino and local sports team mascot friends
  • Capelli Stadium Concession Stands
  • Biergarten
  • Resource Exposition featuring 50 local organizations
  • FAMOUS Popcorn Raffle with 50 items for kids of all ages
  • RPD Bomb Squad and Mounted Patrol
  • City of Rochester Transportation Vehicles
  • URMC SmileMobile
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Child ID Program
  • Stadium Stair Climb Challenge
  • Kite Parade and Contest
  • Free Parking

Why participate in KiteFlite?  

Click here to find out how you can help to raise $100,000 and support AutismUp this summer with the click of a button.


How to participate in KiteFlite:

1. RACE in the stadium stair climb challenge and "ClimbUP 4 AutismUP"

Step UP for families with autism at the first ever "ClimbUP 4 AutismUP" stair climb race at the 5th annual KiteFlite family festival at Capelli Sports Stadium.

Together, we are raising money to expand AutismUp's programs and services for individuals with autism of all ages and abilities, and enhancing the region's only Multi-Sensory Learning Environment, creating a safe and supportive space for over 2,000 families in the Greater Rochester and surrounding areas.

Whether you run or walk, the stair climb is a timed race with incentives for completing the course.  Registration is $40 and includes a t-shirt and refreshment coupons.  Racers are encouraged to form a fundraiser on Crowdrise, set a personal goal, let your family and friends know you are racing for AutismUp, and ask for pledges to support your race and meet your goal. 

8 AM Registration, 9 AM Race

+Donate or sign up to be a fundraiser for AutismUp

+Register for the Stair Climb Challenge


2. Form a kite parade MARCH TEAM using Crowdrise, share with friends and family, raise money for AutismUp, and win prizes!

The Kite Parade is our version of a charity “walk” and an opportunity for friends, families and others in the community – both near and far – to help us provide daily support for those living with autism by pledging to support our teams as we march in a Kite Parade around Capelli Sports Stadium.  Fundraising is easy using our online mobile platform Crowdrise and answers the question often posed by supportive family and friends, “How can I help?”  The race and parade are followed by a huge festival!

We hope you will be a part of our effort to raise $100,000 in our 2017 KiteFlite Fundraising Challenge, allowing AutismUp to continue to build a future for the autism community. 

10 AM Walk Registration; 11 AM Remarks & Parade

+Register your Kite Parade March Team and fundraise for AutismUp

+Check out the KiteFlite 2017 FUNDRAISING PRIZES starting at $100


3. Register as a VENDOR and participate in our Resource Expo.

Support reaches beyond our organization and throughout the community. We appreciate the need for specialized resources for individuals with autism and wish to bring information to our families and neighbors during this event to further awareness, promote ongoing support opportunities and help those with autism maximize their potential. For this reason, we will have a Resource Expo where professionals will be able to share their knowledge and experience with families and the public. 

REGISTER or LEARN MORE

VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES


4. Become a KiteFlite EVENT SPONSOR and help to deliver a special family-friendly festival.

We’d love to count on you to help us raise $100,000 to provide specialized resources for individuals with autism, further awareness, promote ongoing support opportunities, and help our children with autism maximize their potential. Sponsorships and associated benefits are available at many levels and assure you the opportunity to promote your business while supporting thousands living with autism locally.

REGISTER or LEARN MORE
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


5. Join the PARTY when the 5th Annual KiteFlite Festival gets underway following the race and parade!

FESTIVAL FUN  |  11 AM - 2 PM

Family Friendly Amusements & Attractions, Live Entertainment, Raffles, Concessions, Resource Expo


Want to experience AutismUp for yourself? 

Please come check out what we are doing at our new multi-sensory learning environment at 855 Publishers Parkway in Webster – we’d love to show you around!  If you would like to participate and would like more information, call us at (585) 248-9011 or email contact@autismup.org and we’ll follow up with you.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 KITE FLITE EVENT SPONSORS



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How to register:

Register your KiteFlite team here.

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