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Whitewater Wednesday

by Jack Moe

Whitewater Wednesday returns to Rivers Resort this year on June 23 benefiting the Autism Society of West Virginia. The events, dubbed Adventures for Autism Awareness (AAA), will include whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and mountain biking with lunches and dinners included.

“Rivers is pleased to host Whitewater Wednesday again this year,” states Eddy Lilly owner of Rivers Resort, “and it is our honor to support an organization that promotes autism awareness, a disorder that now impacts 15 million Americans and it is now estimated that one of every 250 babies will develop some form of autism.”
As a result of Eddy Lilly’s concern for autism awareness, which he calls “a critical impact on the future of our state and nation,” the Autism Society of America has agreed to designate the week of June 20, 2004, “Autism Awareness Week in Southern West Virginia.”

Adventures for Autism Awareness (AAA) and Whitewater Wednesday activities begin with a kickoff dinner at the Eddy Out Eatery at Rivers Resort on Tuesday June 22 at 7pm, including a silent auction and speakers. Donations for the silent auction should be directed to Tracey with Rivers Resort at 1-800-879-7483.

Whitewater Wednesday is on June 23 at Rivers Resort and features Whitewater Rafting, Climbing and Mountain Biking. Lunch and Dinner and Autism Awareness Cloisonne pins are included in the price that includes a 50% donation to the West Virginia Chapter of the Autism Society of America.

Prices with the Tuesday Kickoff Dinner are as follows:

$80 for one person, includes Cloisonne Pin, Kick off Dinner, Rafting
or Adventure Trip and Wednesday Dinner at Rivers Resort.

$150 for two persons, includes two Cloisonne Pins, Kick Off Dinners,
Rafting or Adventure Trips and Wednesday Dinners at Rivers Resort.

$500 for eight persons, includes eight Cloisonne Pins, Kick Off
Dinners, Boat Load Rafting or Adventure Trips and Wednesday
Dinners at Rivers Resort.

$950 for 16 persons, includes 16 Cloisonne Pins, Kick Off Dinners,
2 Boat Load Rafting (up to 16 persons) or Adventure Trips and
Wednesday Dinners at Rivers Resort.

For Rafting and Wednesday Dinner only the price is $50. 00 per
person or $300 per Boat Load (up to 8 persons)

On Thursday June 24 there is an open mic night at the Twin Rivers Gallery at 110 Main Street, in Oak Hill WV at 7PM. Donations are accepted at the door. “We are pleased to be part of the Adventures for Autism Awareness and Whitewater Wednesday events,” explains Cynthia Potter of Twin Rivers Gallery, “autism is now more common than childhood cancer, cystic fibrosis and multiple sclerosis combined and is a lifelong disability. It is imperative that our community, schools, and public gain more awareness about the disorder quickly, as it appears to be increasing rapidly in our country.”

For more information about Whitewater Wednesday and the Adventures for Autism Awareness please see:
www.riversresort.com/aaa.html
For reservations or donations to the silent auction for Whitewater Wednesday activities or the Kick Off Dinner call 1-800-879-7483

Find out more information about Autism at:
www.autism-society.org