Fun and games raise cash for autism charity
A sports day for adults has raised a $1,270 donation for an autism charity.
The annual Off Level Games, organised by games company Off Level BDA, saw 16 teams go head to head in dodge ball, bubble football and other competitions.
The winning team, who got to choose a charity to receive the prize money, selected the Bermuda Autism Support and Education Society, or Base, as their ultimate winner.
Daniel Woods, of Off Level BDA, said: “I was happy the winning team selected Base as the organisation to receive the funds.
“They happily educated our team on their programme and what they’re hoping to accomplish.”
The games, which have been held for the last seven years, were held at Southampton Rangers Sports Club last week.
The Off Level Games have in the past generated cash for organisations including the SPCA, youth sports teams and private GoFundMe campaigns.
Base was set up to increase public knowledge of autism and provide resources to help people on the autism spectrum and their families.
A spokeswoman for Base thanked the organisers and participants of the Off Level Games and added that the charity was “honoured” to be chosen.
She said that because of the Covid-19 pandemic the volunteer-only organisation relied on fundraising activities and donations now more than ever to stay afloat.
The spokeswoman said: “We thank Daniel and his team for a creative way of having fun and benefiting the charity of choice.
“Based on the media we saw, it looked like a fun time.”
The team thanked sponsors, which included the sports club as well as drinks distributor Burrows Lightbourn and entertainment company Xtreme Sports.
Base can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.