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Spectators are invited to attend the seventh annual Row For Autism Regatta on Sunday, April 14, at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington. Bring a beach chair and your cowbells to this free event and cheer on local rowing teams and adaptive rowers as they raise awareness and money for autism. The event is sanctioned by U.S. Rowing and attracts teams from throughout New York and nearby states. The first race begins at 8:45 p.m.
“The Row for Autism is such a fun event that brings the community together for a great cause,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “The teams that participate in the regatta raise much needed funds to help support the autism adaptive rowing program that enables opportunities for those with disabilities to participate in this wonderful sport.”
“The Row for Autism is a wonderful event which showcases our beautiful waterfront, and supports those with autism in our local community,” said Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio.
The event was created with the goal of combining two interests: the love of rowing and the need to raise awareness about the growing number of children with autism.
The proceeds from the event go toward Port Rowing’s inclusion program which includes funding adaptive rowing equipment, which allows a disabled teenager to be paired with a peer mentor. Residents can donate in person at the event, or online at www.PortRowing.com.
Team registration is now open and the deadline to register is Tuesday, April 9. Teams can register by visiting: www.portrowing.com. For more information, call 311 or 516-869-6311.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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