Autism Awareness

By: News Release
Nov 8th, 2019

Mark Your Calendar for November 23rd at 3pm!

Ed-Co Boys Hall of Pride Basketball Game for Assisting Autism Awareness

The Boys’ basketball teams of Ed-Co and Dunkerton will be giving a preview of their teams to raise funds and awareness for Autism. There will be a JV and Varsity boys basketball game starting at 3 pm (JV) at the High School in Edgewood. There will be a gate of $5 to get into the game as all the funding will go to The Autism Research Institute. See the event description for the opportunities that you have to help support the teams and Assist Autism Awareness. Even if you are unable to attend the game, there are different ways you can have a part in this great opportunity to give to Autism Research.

Location: Edgewood Gymnasium

JV and Varsity Boys Basketball Scrimmage Ed-Co vs Dunkerton starting at 3pm

(The game will be ran just like a regular game. There will be officials, score will be kept, and a great game of basketball will be played. )

Event Description:

Assisting Autism Awareness will be a night that Ed-Co and Dunkerton will cooperatively work together to raise awareness and funds for autism.  At our event (Pride Scrimmage) the Ed-Co and Dunkerton Special Education Departments will have an informational display/center on autism detailing what it is, what it is like to be on the spectrum, what we can do to help, and how it affects everyone.

  • Check out the informational center to learn about Autsim

  • Order your Assisting Autism Awareness shirts to show your support

  • Enjoy the free will donation dessert bar put on by the parents/players of Edgewood-Colesburg and Dunkerton with items (such as treats, ice cream and sundae toppings) donated by community organizations and businesses

  • 60 Seconds to Assist Autism Awareness (players going around the gym with donation buckets between 1st and 2nd quarters of the JV Boys and Varsity boys games for 60 seconds to gather donations)

  • MOST IMPORTANTLY, the profits from the night’s event will be donated to the Autism Research Institute.

What Can you do to help?

Parents and Players: Please plan on bringing a dessert type item for the free will dessert bar, which will take place during and after the games (for a little bit to allow players a chance to enjoy).

Everyone: Order your Assisting Autism Awareness shirts now to help support Autism Research and your basketball teams! Check out the order form! Orders Due November 11th. If unable to attend the game and you would like to give to the event please see the businesses section below for mailing instructions.

Businesses: Consider donating to become a sponsor of Assisting Autism Awareness! Please send donations by November 6th. Make it Payable to Ed-Co basketball and send to Ed-Co HS, Attention: Coach Olind, 403 W. Union, Edgewood, IA 52042. In doing so, your business will be listed on the Autism Awareness T-shirt!

Questions: Feel free to contact Coach Olind via email at or call (563) 928-6412. Thank you for all the support and we are excited to see everyone on November 23rd!