This event helps support National Autism Awareness Month
WHAT: 14th Annual Burkhart Walk for Autism Awareness
WHEN: Walk: 2-4 p.m. Sunday (April 28); Media availability: 2:30-3:15 p.m.
WHERE: John Walker Soccer Complex, 3901 10th St.
EVENT: The Texas Tech University Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research will host the 14th Annual Burkhart Walk for Autism Awareness. Students, faculty, staff and the Lubbock community are invited to show their support for autism awareness.
The event is free and open to the public. Free T-shirts will be distributed while supplies last. Local service providers and community agencies will share information about autism resources in Lubbock. No food or pets are allowed inside the soccer complex.
In addition to the walk, there will be inflatables, games and other activities for children. There also will be appearances from the Masked Rider, Raider Red and characters from Disney films.
At the walk, there will be a media availability from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m., giving the chance for local media sources to speak with autism experts in the Burkhart Center.
For more information about the event, including how to register or make a donation, visit the Autism Walk website.
CONTACT: Abigayle Spencer, multimedia specialist, Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-1776 or firstname.lastname@example.org