June 7, 2014 marks the first Layden’s Lineup Community Fundraiser for the Cornerstone Autism Foundation at the Gathering Place in Greenwood. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event will provide a safe, fun activity area for kids, pay-to-play corn hole, pay-to-play basketball and booths set up by local vendors. The vendors range from autism organizations and local businesses to beauty and jewelry companies (see below for the full listing). Also, there will be opportunities to win prizes including Indianapolis Zoo tickets, custom corn hole boards from Z-Ridez Cornhole and a complimentary room at the JW Marriott Downtown, to name a few. Between the sports activities, food trucks, face painting, bounce house and local vendors, there will be something for everyone in the entire family to enjoy!
Erich and Rachelle Vaughn, parents of a child who attends Cornerstone, created the Layden’s Lineup team for an Autism Speaks walk in June 2013. The name originated from their son, Layden, lining up his toys and other items around the house day and night. After the event, they continued to use their Facebook page to raise awareness by sharing Layden’s autism journey. When Layden began receiving therapy at the Greenwood center in April 2013, Erich and Rachelle knew they wanted to create an event that would give back to the center’s foundation.
“It is important to us to provide a community event that not only incorporates valuable resources for families with children with autism, but to also create a fun and safe environment suitable for everyone,” Rachelle Vaughn said. “We want the whole community to come out, have an amazing day with their friends and families while supporting this wonderful foundation.”
The event is free and open to the public.
May 4, 2014, Morgan McClellan