My ISP was an exhilarating Autism Awareness Benefit Concert which was held on May 5th at the Canton Little Theater from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The concert had a ‘battle of bands’ spin on it with some of PCEP’s finest student performers battling it out for gift prizes. Even Detroit Symphony Orchestra violinist, Kim Kennedy, made a honorary performance to play several great pieces! She also told a heart felt recollection about her experiences with working with those with special needs, that absolutely captivated all in attendance.
To view her story, check out this link: http://kkennedyviolin.wixsite.
All of the proceeds which I raised from admission fees ($10 a person), concessions, and a bowling party raffle, were donated to the Autism Alliance of Michigan.
My ISP met many goals, including raising $400 in support of the Autism Alliance of Michigan’s community out reach programs. Also, I was successful in putting a face to Autism by talking with audience members after the show about their experiences with it in their own lives.
I would like to once again thank all of those who helped me put on such an amazing concert for this great cause! Finally, I would like to thank my older brother David, a PCEP graduate, for inspiring me to take on this project.
Testimonials from concert attendees:
“Thank you so much for putting this on.” – Sam Todd
“[After Ms. Kennedy’s recollection] There was not a dry eye in the house!” – Tony Arini