Special Events and Fundraisers

In addition to our Run/Walk for Autism events, ASNC hosts and supports a number of fundraisers and special events throughout the year, and many volunteers host fundraisers on our behalf.


Camp Royall Classic Golf Tournament in Chapel Hill

Please join us for a golf tournament to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina's Camp Royall on Monday, May 1, at The Preserve at Jordan Lake in Chapel Hill. The event will feature a 9 a.m. shotgun start, and all players will enjoy a barbecue lunch after golf. You could win great prizes, including a new Lexus for a hole-in-one or $5,000 in the putting contest!

Register here. For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Heather Hargrave at 919-865-5057 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Autism Aware Fare in Charlotte

Looking for a delicious way to support a great cause? Join us on Tuesday, April 25, for the 15th annual Autism Aware Fare in Mecklenburg County at participating restaurants. The annual dine-out event builds autism awareness while raising money to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and their families.


Stand Up for Autism Paddleboard Event in Cornelius

Join us on Saturday, May 6, as professional paddleboarders from across the Southeast coast their way into Lake Norman for the third annual Stand Up for Autism paddleboard event at the Port City Club in Cornelius. Racing icon Ray Evernham and My Aloha Paddle and Surf will host the World Paddle Association points race to benefit the IGNITE Community Center in Davidson. The event will feature Elite and Recreational races, which are open to the general public, and paddleboard fitness demos.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Saturday lunch luau. Click here to register for the paddleboard race.


Catwalk to Camp in Charlotte

Join us on Thursday, May 18, at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery for an evening of fun and fashion as individuals with autism, parents, and friends of ASNC strut the catwalk, modeling fashions from Macy’s. The event will feature OMB’s craft beer, barbecue from Midwood Smokehouse, and delicious desserts from Amélie’s French Bakery. Catwalk to Camp will raise scholarship funds to send individuals with autism to our summer program at Camp Royall.

Purchase tickets here. For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Frey at 704-894-9678, ext. 1615 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Zipping for Autism in Asheville

Start a team today for Zipping for Autism on Sunday, June 4, at the Adventure Center of Asheville. Teams of 10 that raise $800 or more will go on an urban canopy tour; teams raising $1,100 or more will also enjoy the Adventure Park. Teams, supporters, and sponsors are invited to extend the fun with family-friendly tailgating during the event.

You also can join us for one of our restaurant night fundraisers:

  • May 18: Juicy Lucy Burger Bar & Grill
  • May 31: Native Kitchen and Social Pub


Events by Friends of ASNC

If you are interested in hosting your own fundraiser to benefit ASNC, please contact Heather Hargrave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919-865-5057.


Food Truck Festival in Jamestown

Join Potent Potables for its annual food truck festival to benefit ASNC in the Triad! The event will run from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at Potent Potables, 115 E. Main St., Jamestown.


Boutique Benefit in Cary

Join us for a sip and shop event with Pink Magnolia Boutique and Halie's Boutique at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 26. The stores, which are in Parkside Town Commons in Cary, will donate 15% of each purchase to the Autism Society of North Carolina. The benefit will feature complimentary drinks and appetizers.


Family Fun Puzzle Run in Huntersville

The Family Fun Puzzle Run is a fun-for-the-whole-family 5k on Saturday, April 29, that starts and finishes at the Northcross Shopping Center in Huntersville, NC. After the race, enjoy children’s activities in the race village. Register here.


Stella & Dot Benefit

Shop with Stella & Dot and support individuals and families affected by autism. Use this link and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to ASNC. Order by May 6 to get your Mother's Day gifts in time! The party ends May 8.


5K Walk in Apex

RTP Maharashtra Mandal Youth Wing will hold a 5K walk to raise awareness and funds for ASNC at 8:30 a.m. May 13 at Apex Community Park. Register by April 15 to save on entry fees!


Wine for a Reason in Newland

The fourth annual Wine for a Reason, at Linville Falls Winery in Newland from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 13, will include live music, a silent auction, food trucks, and craft sales. All proceeds will benefit ASNC.


Southern Diva Tea Party in Raleigh

The 2nd annual Southern Diva Tea Party in Raleigh will feature music, refreshments, vendors, door prizes, networking, a hat competition, and more! Register now for the event on Saturday, June 10, at the Hampton Inn Suites, 600 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh.


Ongoing Fundraisers by Friends of ASNC

Donate with AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support ASNC when you shop with Amazon online, at no cost to you. Go to smile.amazon.com to select ASNC as your favorite charitable organization. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping there. ASNC will receive a donation when you purchase products that are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their detail pages.

Extraordinary Ventures Candles

Extraordinary Ventures will donate 15 percent from each candle purchased through this link to the Autism Society of North Carolina. Extraordinary Ventures employs young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. One of the ways the company creates and funds its programs is through EV Gifts, a candle-making business operated by adults with disabilities. EV Gifts markets 13 premium candles. To learn more about Extraordinary Ventures, visit the company's website, www.extraordinaryventures.org.

Autism Awareness Jewelry

Laurie Kennedy of Kennedy Kreations will donate a portion of all sales of her Puzzle Kollection to the Autism Society of North Carolina. The Puzzle Kollection is a line of classic, contemporary, everyday jewelry that promotes autism awareness.

To see the Puzzle Kollection, click here.

Shop with iGive.com

Help the Autism Society of North Carolina every time you shop online, automatically. Visit iGive.com or download the iGive app to begin shopping at more than 1,400 stores, and a percentage of your purchases will be donated back to us.

Oowee Leather Sleeves

Oowee Products, an Asheville company that makes leather sleeves for pint glasses, will donate 15 percent of sales made with the coupon code moreleathersleeves” to the Autism Society of North Carolina.

Oowee's sleeves are hand-stitched and assembled by individuals on the autism spectrum. Visit www.ooweeproducts.com for details or to purchase.

Donate 10 Percent of Purchases at House of Awareness

Shop with The House of Awareness, choose ASNC as your designated charity, and 10 percent of your purchase price will be donated to help improve the lives of individuals with autism. The business was started by a former special education teacher and sells a wide variety of products at www.thehouseofawareness.com.

REEDS Embrace the Difference Jewelry Collection

Embrace The Difference® jewelry from REEDS promotes acceptance and raises funds for participating charities. To view and purchase the jewelry, visit embracethedifference.org. If you select the Autism Society of North Carolina as your charity, $30 from your purchase will be donated to the organization.