2022 AutismUp KiteFlite

Join us for our favorite autism support FUNdraiser of the year!

$118,157

745 Supporters

118% of $100,000 goal

Team Member

Team Dunfey !

$5,130

by 31 supporters

$2,000 goal

Team Dunfey is excited for another KiteFlite campaign and a chance to honor our youngest - 13 year old Sean!

As a mom of two teen boys, it has been bittersweet to see the opportunities that our older son has had a chance to participate in, but have not been options for Sean. One of the ongoing bright spots for our family have been the various opportunities through AutismUp that allow Sean not only to be accepted for who he is, but to be fully included and where staff see his unique abilities and gifts and help him build upon them. Kicking off this campaign got me thinking about a quote I came across recently. It went something like - Why do I want you to care about autism acceptance and inclusion when you don't have a child with autism? Because at one point, neither did I.

Please join me in honoring Sean and all of the other amazing people in our autism community by lifting them up with your KiteFlite donation. Thank you!!

Team Members

Team Dunfey

$5,130

31 supporters

AutismUp General Team

$20,639

29 supporters

Nolan's Village

$10,351

36 supporters

From Coal To Diamonds

$3,680

48 supporters

Liam's Dream Team

$5,000

28 supporters

Tyler

$3,805

33 supporters

Em and Tony Rock

$3,205

35 supporters

Team Penguin

$1,120

58 supporters

RocStars 2022

$2,645

20 supporters

Grateful Ted

$3,070

16 supporters

Amy

$3,470

13 supporters

Bear's Brigade

$3,225

13 supporters

Event

AUG
14

KiteFlite Festival 2022

Sunday from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

In Person

Add to Calendar 2022-08-14 10:00:00 2022-08-14 15:00:00 America/New_York KiteFlite Festival 2022 10am - Gates open for AutismUp, March Team Check-In 10:30am - Opening Ceremony 10:45am - Kite Parade Led by KiteFlite Ambassadors, the Dunfey Family 11am - Rides open 11am - 3pm: Raffles, lunch, activities, and entertainment in the AU Party Pavilion Seabreeze Amusement Park<br>4600 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14622, USA

10am - Gates open for AutismUp, March Team Check-In 10:30am - Opening Ceremony 10:45am - Kite Parade Led by KiteFlite Ambassadors, the Dunfey Family 11am - Rides open 11am - 3pm: Raffles, lunch, activities, and entertainment in the AU Party Pavilion

Story

Thank you for participating in KiteFlite!  If you missed the celebration, you can still show your spirit with the purchase of a commemorative t-shirt, or grab an AU stadium blanket for the chilly evenings that are upon us and when cheering from the sidelines this fall sports season!  Now available to purchase and support KiteFlite 2022!  Hurry, limited quantities remain! Click Donate & Tees button for sizes and to purchase!

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It's our 10th annual KiteFlite Family FUNdraising Challenge! What began as a kite parade, has now grown to our biggest fundraiser and family festival at Sebreeze!

Our definition of KiteFlite is:
an act of lifting families with autism up; a journey to support those with autism taken with families & friends; an opportunity to come together and march in a kite parade and celebrate at Seabreeze on August 14, 2022.

KiteFlite is unlike any other fundraiser around and we like to do things differently, including spelling. ; ) We don't actually fly kites, instead we march in a kite parade with custom-decorated team kites across the fundraising finish line! Pretty AU-some, right?

Create a KiteFlite team and begin giving back to AutismUp. All funds raised through August 14th will support the good stuff happening at AU, and help teams earn prizes, including tickets to Seabreeze on the 14th. 

AutismUp is the leading 501(c)3 autism support organization in the Greater Rochester and surrounding areas. Founded in 2004, by a small group of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, AutismUp has grown to include more than 3,100 families.  We rely on donations to expand and enhance programs and services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and their families, that improve quality of life.  Learn more at autismup.org.

Meet the Dunfeys, AutismUp's 2022 KiteFlite Ambassador Family 

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