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Latest Updates

as of 10/12/2022

 

This year’s in-person walk will take place at the Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, October 30, 2022, with registration opening at 9 a.m. Near or far, our community is best when we can rally together. We truly hope you choose to join us again in person, it’s going to be a great day!

In addition to fundraising to support the autism community by furthering the mission of Autism Speaks, you can share your story, connect with others, and earn great prizes. Ready to get started? Register today! 

In kindness,

Corinne McKee
Manager of Field Development

Safety
Every Autism Speaks event follows an Event Day and Public Gathering Protocol and Safety Checklist. If you are interested in learning more about our safety plan please contact us at Florida@autismspeaks.org.

Here's how to get started:

  • First, go to http://act.autismspeaks.org/tampabay and register for the Tampa Bay Walk.
  • Once you've registered, you'll gain access to your Fundraising Center where you can:
    • Customize your fundraising page with a photo and your reason for participating
    • Set a fundraising goal to help propel our mission forward
    • Start a Facebook Fundraiser and harness the power of your network to help you reach the goal. When you do this from your Participant Center, the money raised will automatically credit your Walk fundraising. Click here for answers to frequently-asked questions about fundraising through Facebook.
  • Then, tell your friends and family about your Walk participation and start fundraising!
  • Leading up to the Walk, check our Facebook page to learn about Walk-day activities
  • And finally — celebrate with us in person on Sunday, October 30!

Fundraising rewards - earn fun prizes!

  • Individual participants who raise $150 or more will receive a commemorative Walk t-shirt
  • Individual participants who raise $1,000 become members of our Grand Club and receive a special Grand Club pin
  • Individual participants who raise between $250-$10,000 will qualify for these great prizes!
  • Teams that raise $2,500 or more by Thursday, October 20, 2022, will have access to our Team Village on Walk day with a tent where your team can gather along with two chairs and a table!

Location and parking details
Raymond James Stadium is located at 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. Participants may park in lots 2 and 4 and should enter through the General Entry. Event check-in will open at 9 a.m.

Tampa Bay Site Map 2022

Event-day entertainment
To be announced on October 24 — stay tuned!

Turning in donations
Cash donations: please convert to a check or money order and follow the instructions below.

Check donations:

  • Skip the mailbox and deposit checks with our mobile app. You can scan checks and deposit them directly from your phone. Checks deposited through our mobile app will be instantly credited to your fundraising page. Look for the Autism Speaks Walk app on your mobile device.
  • You may also mail checks to the address below along with a contribution tracking form to ensure they are credited to your fundraising page. Please note that mailed donations can take up to 3 weeks to appear on your appear fundraising page.

Autism Speaks
P.O. Box 199
Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-0199

Sponsorship opportunities
Interested in being a sponsor? Email Corinne McKee at Florida@AutismSpeaks.org or call 727-316-7448.