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NBC17 Signs on as Media Sponsor for Spare Some for Autism Event

NBC announcer and Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines to participate.

Raleigh, NC, February 13, 2008 --( Beth Jarvis, Executive Director of Spare Some for Autism, has announced that NBC17 (WNCN) has agreed to be the media sponsor for the upcoming Spare Some for Autism Celebrity/CEO Kids Bowling Challenge. The event is scheduled for March 2. Spare Some for Autism is a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with Autism.

“The support and involvement of NBC17 will do a lot to spread the word about the bowling challenge as well as educate the public about Autism Spectrum Disorder,” said Jarvis. “The station has stepped up to provide media support, as well as getting some of its on-air personalities involved in the challenge.”

Rowdy Gaines, winner of three Olympic Gold medals, is known as the “voice of swimming” and has worked with CBS, TNT and ESPN as a regular announcer for swimming and other events, and called his fourth Olympic telecast for NBC at the 2004 Games in Athens, Greece. He will again be part of the NBC broadcast team in 2008 for the Beijing Olympics.

“Rowdy’s support and involvement to this event and its cause will generate lots of excitement,” continued Jarvis. “The positive role model that he is to young people across the country makes him a perfect addition to the Spare Some for Autism Bowling Challenge.”

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. They 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

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