JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation in the Community



TCF Bank donates $24,018.09 to JACK’S PLACE for AutismTCF Bank donates $24,018.09 to JACK’S PLACE for AutismJanuary 25, 2018JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation received a donation of $24,018.09 from TCF Bank on January 25. The donation made by TCF Bank will allow the Foundation to continue providing educational, referral and support services for families and individuals impacted by autism.
“We are so grateful to have a community partner in TCF Bank, a company that prioritizes giving back in efforts to support those who make up the communities we live in,” said Jennie Spring, the director of community outreach and engagement for JACK’S PLACE. “We always appreciate the support TCF Bank has given us since they have become a partner of the Foundation.”
Members of JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation met with some of TCF Bank’s regional managers and members of their fundraising committee in Northville. There, the Foundation received the donation and discussed future fundraising ideas and how they can further support families affected by autism.
JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation thanks TCF Bank for its support of individuals and families across Michigan who have been impacted by autism. We look forward to continue what has been a fantastic partnership.
JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation is a 501(c)3 created by parents who have had first hand experience with the difficulty of accessing resources and information on autism. JACK’S PLACE intends to provide families who are affected by autism services for persons at any age with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through a comprehensive menu of supportive, educational and referral services. To learn more, visit www.jacksplaceforautism.org.
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of September 30, 2017, TCF had $23.0 billion in total assets and 321 bank branches in Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin, Arizona and South Dakota, providing retail and commercial banking services. TCF, through its subsidiaries, also conducts commercial leasing and equipment finance business in all 50 states and commercial inventory finance business in all 50 states and Canada. To learn more about TCF Bank, visit www.tcfbank.com…
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Autism Awareness Day Tickets Available for Pickup Next WeekAutism Awareness Day Tickets Available for Pickup Next WeekJuly 25, 2017JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation will be distributing tickets to those attending the 13th Annual Autism Awareness Day at Comerica Park next week. Between Tuesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 3, individuals who have reserved tickets for the game will be able to pick them up at the Foundation’s office. During the three-day window, tickets will be available for pickup at set times.
On Tuesday, individuals may come in between noon and 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday and Thursday, between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The Foundation’s address is 17360 Twelve Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48076. Individuals claiming their ticket(s) must have a valid driver’s license or other form of State identification. Currently all tickets have been claimed, but the Foundation will place names on a wait list, in case tickets become available.
Autism Awareness Day at Comerica Park is an annual event held by the Foundation, in conjunction with the Detroit Tigers. This year’s game, between the Tigers and Minnesota Twins, takes place Sunday, August 13 with the first pitch expected to be at 1:10 p.m….
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JACK’S PLACE for Autism Announces Information for FundraiserJACK’S PLACE for Autism Announces Information for FundraiserJuly 13, 2017JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation announced details for an upcoming fundraiser. From August 5 to 11, Barnes & Noble of Rochester Hills will hold an in-store and online book fair, as well as a special in-store event. A percentage of each individual’s purchase will go toward funding the Foundation to further serve families affected by autism.
The in-store portion of the fundraiser takes place between Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6. Individuals planning to purchase books in the store must present a printed voucher, which can be found here. To kick off the fundraiser, the Foundation and Barnes & Noble will hold an event for kids, Paint with Paws. This takes place on Saturday between 1 and 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble of Rochester Hills. Kids will be able to participate in arts & crafts activities, a scavenger hunt and more with Paws, the mascot of the Detroit Tigers.
Throughout the week, individuals may purchase books online and use a code that will have a percentage of their purchase total sent to the Foundation. Individuals online must go to www.bn.com/bookfairs and use the code 12151387 to support the Foundation with their purchase….
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Nashville Recording Artist & Radio Host Jeff Tuttle to Perform at Billy Baroo Invitational & ZooFari ExperienceNashville Recording Artist & Radio Host Jeff Tuttle to Perform at Billy Baroo Invitational & ZooFari ExperienceMay 31, 2017JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation announced that Nashville recording artist and radio host Jeff Tuttle will be performing live at the Billy Baroo Invitational & ZooFari Experience banquet dinner on July 8. The performance is part of the Foundation’s big summer day, where they will be raising funds to continue supporting families affected by autism spectrum disorder.
Tuttle’s country western career has seen him perform alongside with other famous country artists such as Willie Nelson, Martina McBride and Garth Brooks. Tuttle’s album, Livin’ Like A Millionaire (ain’t got a dime), was recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy Award winning Producer Larry Butler (previous work includes Kenny Rogers, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson), Steve Thomas and Grammy Award winning Producer Terry Shelton (Billy Ray Cyrus) and engineered by Billy Sherrill. In addition to being a country western star, Tuttle is the host of NASH Icon 98.3’s show, “Sunday Gospel Time With Jeff Tuttle & Friends,” which airs every Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 8 p.m. to midnight. “Sunday Gospel Time” covers gospel-related music performed in a variety of music genres, including country and bluegrass.
Tuttle will perform at the banquet dinner, which follows the events at the Detroit ZooFari Experience and Billy Baroo Invitational at the Detroit Zoo. On top of the performance will be dinner, an award ceremony and a raffle drawing. The Billy Baroo Invitational is a golf tournament that will take place at Rackham Golf Course, which is located near the Detroit Zoo, where the ZooFari Experience will be at. The ZooFari Experience is a chance for families to explore the animal kingdom at the Detroit Zoo.
To register for the Billy Baroo Invitational and/or the ZooFari Experience, visit our registration page. The Foundation also offers sponsorship opportunities for those looking to be a difference maker in the community and to get their company’s name out in the public. There are multiple packages for both participants and sponsors….
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JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foudnation announces details for Family Fun DayJACK’S PLACE for Autism Foudnation announces details for Family Fun DayMay 22, 2017JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation has announced and revealed details for a Family Fun Day event. On Saturday, June 17 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation will host the event with a new community partner in Ground Up Training System (GUTS) at their training facility in Ferndale, Michigan. The event is free and open to all families.
Family Fun Day is a staple event for JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation. Held multiple times throughout the year in different areas of southeast Michigan, Family Fun Day provides families a day activities for them and their children to enjoy. This Family Fun Day will feature a variety of games, face painting, music and more. Pizza and snacks will be provided for all guests. Making a special appearance at Family Fun Day will be the Detroit Tigers’ mascot, Paws and JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation’s mascot, Augie the Spectrum Dog.
“Having met with GUTS, I can say with certainty that they provide a unique facility that very few in Southeast Michigan can,” said Jennie Spring, Community Outreach Coordinator for JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation. “Also taking into consideration their history of working with individuals on the autism spectrum disorder, the Foundation knows that GUTS can provide an environment that’s comfortable for everyone.”
GUTS is a physical fitness and training facility located in Ferndale, Michigan that looks to guide their clients toward a physically healthy lifestyle. GUTS develops a personalized training and exercise routine for their clients, regardless of age, athletic ability and activity level. Founded by brothers Paul and Todd Turner, GUTS works with clients who have special needs, helping them lead healthy and active lifestyles.
To find out more about Ground Up Training System visit their website at www.grounduptraining.com. If there are any questions, call JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation at (248) 443-7427. To register for this event, visit our event registration page….
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