Leap to change lives

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A fundraising event for Greystone Programs

Event Information

10:00am Saturday, April 21, 2018

Click here for: Leap for Autism 2019

Event Details

Greystone Programs invites you to ‘Spring Into Action’ and Leap for Autism! Our Leap for Autism is an annual event to raise awareness and funds to provide life-enriching programs for children, and adults, serving over 500 people and families with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Greystone Programs offers vital services for which there is no funding. These include a range of therapeutic expressive arts – music, art, dance, equine therapies and other services. Dozens of daring skydivers – employees, parents, old friends and new, take to the sky for an exhilarating adventure of a lifetime. The event has Fun, Festivities, and Freefall – something for everyone – in the air or on the ground! 

We care for your safety. Leap for Autism is a “tandem” skydive – you will be harnessed to an experienced professional – Professional skydivers welcome, too!

Please join our campaign to help us reach our goal. Your contribution will support Greystone Programs’ expressive art programs & services and our mission to enrich lives…One person at a time.    

Date: Saturday, April 21                                Location: Gardiner, NY  

Rain date: Saturday, April 28                        Venue: Skydive the Ranch

    5 ways to support LEAP FOR AUTISM 2018

  • Skydiver - Raise $500 as an individual fundraiser to qualify for an amazing 13,500ft skydive - teams welcome - for every $500 raised one team member gets to jump. Each skydiver MUST raise the $500 by April 12, 2018, to participate in the actual skydive.
  • Ground Virtual Skydiver – Raise a minimum of $250 as an individual fundraiser and qualify for an exhilarating virtual skydiving experience

  • Make a corporate/business donation to our event

  • Sponsor our event Contact Kellyann Pascarella kpascarella@greystoneprograms.org or (845) 452-5772  ext 162. 

  • Spread the word and share our event with your friends and followers on social. Check out this link for images to share:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzVnaCgzrTO6VktNbmFjbVpBY3M


We have new incentives this year that may encourage you to get involved
Every skydiver will receive a Free T-shirt to proudly announce your bravery! 

1st 10 people to register will receive: A limited-edition Greystone growler 
1st Team to register - each participant will receive: A Greystone Programs and Gold's Gym mixed swag bag 
Ground Virtual Skydiver who raise $500 will receive: A pair of 3D VR Headset with Remote Controller
Highest personal fundraiser will receive: A gift certificate to Nic L Inn Bistro and Wine Bar, plus a bottle of Milea Estate Vineyard Chardonnay and Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon
Highest Fundraising Team will receive: A gift certificate for dinner at West Main Bar & Kitchen
Fundraiser who raises $1,000 will receive: A Greystone Fleece Jacket 
Fundraisers who raise $1,500 will receive: A free video of your skydive and a Greystone Fleece Jacket
Fundraisers who raise over $2,000 will receive: a pair of 3D VR Headset with Remote Controller, a Greystone Fleece Jacket, and if you are a skydiver – a free video of your skydive


Fun, Festivities, and Freefall - Music, Food, and Beer!

Something for everyone - in the air or on the ground!

If you have any questions or just want to chat about jumping out of a plane for a great cause, feel free to reach out to Kelly Pascarella 845.452.5772 ext. 162, kpascarella@greystoneprograms.org.

Please note: The event is weather-dependent – rain and wind. So, BEFORE you leave for the Ranch, please call: 845-452-5772 to ensure that there hasn’t been a cancellation. There will be a recorded message if anything has changed. Also, check out Facebook for updates!

Stay to watch, eat, and drink

with live music from Roadhouse Roosters


Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors



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About the Organization

Greystone Programs has been providing exceptional services and life-enriching opportunities for children, adults, and families living with autism and other developmental disabilities since 1979.

Today, Greystone serves more than 600 people in five Hudson Valley counties. Greystone offers residential group homes, day habilitation, community habilitation, after school and school break programs, respite, in-home behavior therapy, SURPASS Social Skills Training and a Bridges to Health program for children in foster care with developmental disabilities.