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MUSC Autism Support and Research Fundraiser

March 22, 2011

Your Shot At A Pair of Tickets to NCAA Finals

The roar from the crowd is deafening!  They’ve all gathered to see some exciting hoops and you’re at the line. You can feel the pressure mounting. Sweat beads the size of marbles roll down the tip of your nose. Hit this shot and you move on to the finals. Miss it and…

Every year around this time basketball fans fall victim to the March Madness pandemic!  Teams fall apart, brackets crumble and the tears flow freely…don’t you just love it!

This year why not be a part of it! The Medical University of South Carolina Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is giving one person a chance to win two free tickets to Houston to see the games.  By participating you also help support autism research and treatment at the Medical University.

This Sunday, March 27th at the James Island County Park in Charleston, South Carolina sharp-shooters will toe the line and put their free throw shooting skills to the test. In true tournament style, contestants will go head to head, round by round seeing who can make the most free throws in two minutes. It begins at 1 pm and features food, music a silent auction and children’s activities.

I will be there as one of the hosts and look forward to seeing you as we raise funds to advance research and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. 

Advance tickets  are $15. Children 12 and under are admitted free.  On the day of the event tickets will be $20. To participate in the Free throw contest the entrance fee is $30 and that includes admission.  The winner of the competition gets  2 tickets to the NCAA men’s basketball finals in Houston, Texas and 4 night’s hotel accommodations at the Marriott Medical Center Hotel.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call (843) 792-0175.  Tickets also are available for purchase at autismhoops.org

Funds will benefit Project Rex, Early Identification Community Education, the Brain Stimulation Laboratory, the Youth Division, and the National Crime Victims Center. 

 Give it your best shot and I’ll see you there!!

About MUSC Psychiatry:

Ranked 9th in the nation among departments of psychiatry in total research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is the single largest research department in the College of Medicine.  The Institute of Psychiatry has been identified as one of the nation’s top 10 psychiatric research centers in guiding the search for treatments of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, drug and alcohol addiction, and other disorders. For more information, visit http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/psychiatry

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