P.A.L.S. Family Swim July 2016

Piranha Aquatics Swimming P.A.L.S. (Persons with Autism who Love to Swim) hosted a free family swim night for families with at least one member on the autism spectrum. The event’s headlining sponsor was the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley (“A.S.M.V.”). The event took place on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Columbiana’s Firestone Pool and was a night of fun for families who have members on the autism spectrum.

Piranha Aquatics Swimming is a 501(c)3 organization and any proceeds from this event were to be kept in a special fund to help kids on the autism spectrum learn to swim or to help host other community P.A.L.S. events. Tickets were free and were reserved through the event’s Eventbrite page.

Other local businesses also signed on as event sponsors.  Along with the ASMV, other co-sponsors for the event are Mikeyfied Fund for Adult Autism; Chad M. Cromer, President of Community First Real Estate; Speed Shop Athletics; LiBs Market; and JJC Distribution.

The Facebook photo album from the swim is here: https://www.facebook.com/141890342498213/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1235825926437977

For more information on Piranhas Aquatics Swimming or their events, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (330) 548-SWIM.

The headlining sponsor, the Mahoning Valley chapter of the Autism Society of America, was founded by local families in 1989 to supporting families in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for families living with an ASD diagnosis, and to bring about community change and opportunities for individuals working through life with this disability.  Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to accomplishing this through information and referral, family support, advocacy, professional development, raising awareness and resource development. For additional information on ASMV, please visit http://www.autismmv.org/ 

Mikeyfied Fund for Adult Autism is a certified 501(c)3 which began in 2012. The founders, Beverly and Mauro DiVieste, are parents of a non-verbal autistic son, Michael.The impact of raising a son with autism compelled them to create a fund that will in turn create housing and care for autistic individuals who do not become mainstreamed into the world as adults. Visit their website at http://www.mikeyfiedfund.org/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Mikeyfied-Fund-for-Adult-Autism-253876577982379/ 

Community First Real Estate in Poland is a full service real estate brokerage offering a full range of services with sales professionals who are well-trained to handle all types of residential real estate needs. They will work with you to develop a plan to achieve your real estate goals. Please call or click at go30.com & 330.629.8888. 

Speed Shop Athletics is a gym in Canfield offering programs and classes led by a top-of-the-line coaching staff who will help you reach your goals. All ages and skill levels are welcome. They offer Crossfit, Krav Maga, RPM, Power Yoga, Barbell Club, youth athletics, or private training. Visit their website at http://speedshopathletics.com/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/reactiondcf/?fref=ts 

LiBs Market in the historic district in Salem focuses on all things local and hand-crafted. Stop in for some incredibly delicious food or coffee today! They just celebrated their first year of being in business. Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/libsmarket/home

JJC Distribution is the Salem area distributor of Snyder's-Lance snack foods. Snyder's-Lance produces iconic brands that satisfy snackers across the globe. For more information, please visit the Snyder's-Lance web page at http://snyderslance.com/ or call Snyder's-Lance at (717) 632-4477.

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