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Carolina Hurricanes’ Glen Wesley and wife named Honorary Chairs for fundraising event

Glen and Barbara Wesley to serve as Honorary Chairs for Spare Some for Autism Celebrity/CEO Kids Bowling Challenge



(Raleigh, NC)  February 6, 2008- Spare Some for Autism, a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with Autism, has announced that Carolina Hurricane Glen Wesley and his wife, Barbara, have been named honorary chairs for the upcoming Spare Some for Autism Celebrity/CEO Kids Bowling Challenge.  The event is scheduled for March 2.


“Creating awareness is the key to encouraging our community to do what it can to aid in the development of a cure for those suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder,” said Beth Jarvis, Executive Director of Spare Some for Autism.  “To have someone who is not only a professional NHL player and a former Stanley Cup winner, but also a model citizen that children can look up to is very significant and will give some hope and joy to those who deal with this disorder everyday.”


The Wesleys will work with Spare Some for Autism, the Carolina Hurricanes, and 40 “Celebrity Captains,” to ensure the success of this year’s bowling challenge.  In addition, Wesley and a number of his fellow teammates will sign bowling pins to be sold during the Silent Auction to raise additional funds.


About the Spare Some for Autism Bowling Challenge

The first Spare Some for Autism Bowling Challenge will be held Sunday, March 2, 2008 at AMF Pleasant Valley from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Local celebrities include members of the Carolina Hurricanes and other CEOs from around the Triangle.  Proceeds from the 2008 Spare Some for Autism Bowling Challenge will benefit the Wake County Public School System’s special-needs area in the form of a grant to further their work with students with autism.




About Spare Some for Autism

Spare Some for Autism seeks to improve the quality of life for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to funding programs that will directly impact the individuals that suffer from ASD and allow them to achieve their highest level of independence within their home, school, and community, all while gaining respect and support for themselves.

Spare Some for Autism also seeks to support families affected by ASD by educating them on such topics as literacy and coping with disabilities so that families will be better prepared to support each other. Spare some time… spare some love… spare some hope.  For more information about becoming a sponsor or how to take part in the 2008 Spare Some for Autism Bowling Challenge, visit