March Newsletter from FACT
What you want to know and we want to share...

Tickets on Sale Now!
The 10th annual Lawn Party Under the
Stars promises to be the best one yet. We have elevated the "backyard bash" to new heights. PLease support our programs for individuals with autism by:

Sponsoring  the event

Donating an auction item

Attendees can look forward to:
  • Mouth-watering food catered by our beloved community partners, Baker's Crust and Coastal Grill.
  • Top-shelf open bars (yes, multiple!)
  • Music by local favorites, Strictly Bizzness
  • Live and Silent Auctions (stuff you're REALLY gonna want!)
  • Free satellite parking and complimentary shuttling to and from the party
  • Attire: Dressy-casual (please keep in mind that this is an outdoor event, so plan your footwear accordingly)
  • This year, to honor individuals and families affected by autism, we are "Lighting it Up Blue."
Support the cause and join the party, because "Children with Autism are Children First."
Camp Gonnawannagoagin' 
Registration opens March 14th
This year we are happy to announce that our home base will again be the beautiful campus of Friends School in Virginia Beach. Of course most of our days will be spent off campus exploring the community and swimming! 

Staff and Volunteer applications will be available through our events page

We will host 6 one-week sessions 
June 27- August 5 with an abbreviated session the week of July 4th.

Tuition is $300 per week and many discounts and scholarships are available.

Folks We Love 
We Promise has supported F.A.C.T. for 12 years 
The incredibly generous $10,000 have funded the purchase of buses and vans that have allowed us to expand our programs and serve an increasing number of families. The grants they've awarded have also underwritten materials, activities, and scholarships that make our camp and exceptional program that is accessible to everyone regardless of income.
As the charitable arm of Chartway Federal Credit Union, the We Promise Foundation is dedicated to making dreams come true for children struggling with degenerative, life-threatening, debilitating or chronic illnesses, or those facing tremendous hardship. The foundation was launched in 2005 based on the enduring success of Chartway's charitable events. Since 1999, Chartway and We Promise Foundation have raised over $7 million to lighten the burden of over 3,000 children through our partnerships with numerous chapters of The Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children, Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater, Toby's Dream Foundation, and many more that share their passion and mission to make a difference.
We encourage you to  visit the  We Promise and  Chartway websites, and support the events they host which directly impact children in our community.

Basketball Clinic
April 2, 9, 16, and 23
Gonnawannaswishagin' provides a small, interactive, supportive atmosphere where children can increase their knowledge about basketball, teamwork, and about themselves. This clinic offers participants opportunities to exercise, develop social skills through peer interaction, and learn the game in a positive and fun environment.

This Program is for children with autism 6 and older. Sessions will be held 4 consecutive Saturdays in April. Registration for players and volunteers is open now.

What's Coming Up
  • TODAY! Basketball clinic applications available
  • TODAY! Lawn Party Under the Stars tickets on sale 
  • March 14-Summer camp applications for campers available 
  • March 18-Teen Night at Dave & Busters
  • April 2- Autism Awareness Day
  • April 16- FACT Earth Day Family Social
  • April 17- Teen Night Karaoke
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