April is National Autism Awareness Month. On Sunday, April 8, families enjoyed arcade fun for a great cause at the fourth annual Arcade Bash for Autism, raising $6,952 for autism awareness. The event took place at Electric Rainbow in the Western Mall in Sioux Falls, Sunday, April 8 from noon-5 p.m. See full details in the 2018 Arcade Bash for Autism flyer, and view coverage of last year’s event in this KSFY story.
The Arcade Bash for Autism was founded by Steven Prendergast, son of Davenport Evans lawyer Terry Prendergast. In the last 4 years, Steven’s event has raised nearly $17,000 for Augustana University’s Lighting the Way for Autism which, among other things, has sent six families to autism family camp at Joy Ranch, enabled music therapy and swimming lessons for children with autism in the Sioux Empire, and has been used in many other ways to support children and families who have children with autism.
Steven was honored by the South Dakota Hall of Fame in their Acts of Excellence section, in an article entitled, Steven Prendergast – Raising Awareness on Autism. He was also featured for his work with the Arcade Bash for Autism in this article from the Argus Leader, Helping those with autism through arcade games.
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