The C.A.T.C.H. Foundation Charity Weekend
For the past 4 years, the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation has hosted its annual charity weekend. This weekend brings out families from all walks of life for three days of complete fun. Events during the weekend include the Crossover Charity Basketball Game that will include celebrity coaches and an unforgettable half-time show, Strike Out! Autism Bowling Fundraiser and this year, adults can relive their high school prom with the Second Time Around Adult Prom. Proceeds from the weekend allow the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation to raise money for its efforts of helping families who live with Autism and generate awareness.
The C.A.T.C.H. Foundation Charity Weekend
This is the foundation’s annual charity weekend that brings families from all walks of life out for two days of complete fun. Held during the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, this unique affair allows the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation to raise money for its efforts and generate awareness of Autism. This year’s weekend will be held January 14-15, 2012 in Florence and Darlington, SC.
As in the past, these events will sell out and tickets can be purchased by clicking here www.catchcharityweekend.charityhappenings.org.
SWING FOR THE STARS YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Francis Marion University Baseball Fields
There are only 180 spots available for this event!
Registration begins at 7:30am
4822 East Palmetto St. Florence, SC 29506
Join Orlando Hudson of the San Diego Padres on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Inaugural Swing for the Stars Youth Baseball Clinic from 9am – 3pm at the Francis Marion University Baseball Fields in Florence, SC.
Youth ages 6 – 12 can register for the clinic which focuses on fundamental skills including batting, pitching, base running and fielding techniques. These skills will be taught in stations and players will be rotating through each of the stations.
Registration is $60 per child and 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation to assist children and families coping with Autism.
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The C.A.T.C.H. Foundation presents the Strike Out Autism Bowling Fundraiser
Thursday, July 28th 2011
East Village Tavern & Bowl
930 Market St. San Diego, CA 92101
Orlando Hudson of the San Diego Padres is calling for a different kind of strike.
Join Hudson and more of your favorite Padres players including Mike Adams,
Mat Latos, Josh Spence, Kyle Phillips and Anthony Bass for a few hours of good, clean fun in the bowling alley. The Strike Out! Autism Bowling Fundraiser will take place on Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at East Village Tavern and Bowl.
Your day on the lanes will benefit the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation and Rady Children’s Hospital Autism Discovery Institute.
This event is open to the public. Sign up to bowl for $100.00 or view the experience for only $30!
- Virtual Bowling
- Autograph Signing
- Silent Auction
And Much More…
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In Honor of Jackie Robinson Day, Orlando Hudson Announces 3rd Annual Around The Mound Tour
On the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s Major League debut, San Diego Padres second baseman Orlando Hudson has announced the 3rd Annual Around the Mound Tour, a national program designed to get African American youth interested in the sport of baseball. To date, statistics show that the number of African Americans in Major League Baseball is significantly low. Hudson first launched the Around the Mound Tour in 2009. The tour not only encourages youth to pursue a career on the field, but to also focus on tools to make them successful off the field including the importance of education, doing homework and respect of themselves and others (especially for women).
After the success and overwhelming response of last year’s Around The Mound tour, Hudson has arranged for a 5-city visit during the Padres’ 2011 MLB Season that includes:
San Diego, CA
New York, NY
Dates and participating MLB players will be announced soon.
Orlando & The C.A.T.C.H. Foundation Celebrate Autism Awareness Month
Orlando and his wife Keisa Hudson, Executive Director of their charity the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation (Curing Autism Through Change and Hope) will host 30 autistic youth and their parents for a day of activities and fun at The Park at PETCO Park on Thursday, April 7th. The C.A.T.C.H. Day at The Park will feature activities for the entire family, including a mobile petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, and games. Families are supported locally by Pioneer Day School, The Institute for Effective Education (TIEE), and the Autism Discovery Institute at Rady Children’s Hospital.
During Autism Awareness Month, Orlando Hudson and C.A.T.C.H. are participating in several events that support local youth and their families coping with autism, including:
• On Saturday, April 9th, C.A.T.C.H. and the Padres Foundation will host 30 families with autistic children during their game against the LA Dodgers.
• On Tuesday, April 12th, Orlando Hudson will serve as a celebrity ice cream scooper from 11:30am – 12pm at Ben & Jerry’s in Seaport Village to support the National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR), one of the Padres Foundation’s “11 in 2011” charity partners.
We’ll post pictures from the events on Facebook and the site soon!
The Third Annual Orlando Hudson C.A.T.C.H. Foundation Charity Weekend
Strike Out! Autism Bowling Fundraiser Southgate Bowling Center
Saturday, January 15, 2011
1902 S. Irby St., Florence, SC
7:00pm to 10:00pm
$20 to Bowl and $10 to Spectate For Lane Sponsorships Please Contact: 404.872.9899 Crossover-Charity Basketball Game Sunday, January 16, 2011
Darlington High School Gymnasium
525 Spring St., Darlington, SC
3:00pm to 5:00pm Admission: $5 Adults and $3 Children
Halftime Performance and Celebrity Coaches Both events will be fun for the entire family!!! All proceeds will benefit the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Giving Back in ReturnL to R Linda Graham, Asst Superintendent of Darlington County School District; Dr. Daniel Openden; Keisa Hudson
Dr. Daniel Openden, Vice-President and Clinical Services Director for the Southwest Autism Research & Research Center (SARRC), donated his time to C.A.T.C.H. on August 11, 2010 by doing a workshop on Pivotal Response Treatment for Young CHildren with Autism Spectrum Disorders for Darlington County School District in Darlington, South Carolina, Orlando”s hometown. While playing for the Diamondbacks, Orlando donated a great amount of time and money to SARRC and this was a great way to return the favor. There were 90 school personnel in attendance for the workshop and all gave rave reviews of the presentation. The teachers will be able to take new tools of educating their children with autism back into the classroom, thus improving the education of our autistic children.
Mark Your Calendar. Polish Your Bowling Ball and Join The Fun.
Join Twins players past and present, including Orlando Hudson, founder of the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation, and Denard Span, for an evening of bowling and fun.
The evening’s proceeds will benefit charities Friends of St. Paul Baseball, The Autism Society of Minnesota and the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Brunswick Zone XL
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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Orlando Hudson’s Around the Mound Tour.
The following cities have been visited and the upcoming dates are below:
The number of African Americans involved in the sport of baseball is significantly low. Orlando Hudson’s Around the Mound Tour was created to entice more African American youth to get involved with the sport of baseball. The following cities have been visited and the upcoming dates are below:
Saturday, May 23rd –Los Angeles, CA
Torii Hunter-Los Angeles Angels
Juan Pierre-Los Angeles Dodgers
Wednesday, June 24th-Chicago, IL
Jermaine Dye-Chicago Whitesox
Saturday, June 27th-Los Angeles, CA
Ken Griffey, Jr.-Seattle Mariners
Juan Pierre-Los Angeles Dodgers
Wednesday, July 8th-New York, NY
Juan Pierre-Los Angeles Dodgers
James Loney-Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday, July 10th-Milwaukee, WI
Michael Cameron-Milwaukee Brewers
Friday, July 31st-Atlanta, GA
Brian Jordan-Retired MLB and NFL
Saturday, August 14th-Phoenix, AZ
Justin Upton- Arizona Diamondbacks
Friday, August 28th-Cincinnati, OH
Brandon Phillips- Cincinnati Reds
Wednesday, September 23rd-Washington, DC
MLB Star and South Carolina Native Orlando Hudson Presents the Second Annual C.A.T.C.H. Weekend Extravaganza
Darlington, SC – Major League Baseball’s Orlando Hudson will host his second annual charity weekend to benefit his C.A.T.C.H. Foundation. This will be the second year that Orlando hosts these fun and exciting events during MLK Weekend, to create awareness and generate funds for youth coping with Autism.
“C.A.T.C.H. WEEKEND” EVENTS:
STRIKE OUT! AUTISM – Saturday, January 16th, 7pm at Southgate Bowling Center in Florence, SC, Lane Sponsorship is $500 for up to 6 bowlers, includes food, beverages, logo placement, autographed memorabilia and photograph. This event is open to the public; attendees can pay $15 to bowl and $5 to spectate.
CROSSOVER BASKETBALL GAME– Sunday, January 17th, begins at 3:00 pm at Darlington High School in Darlington, SC. Attendees will be wowed by a National Anthem performance and an action packed basketball game played by Darlington and Florence basketball veterans. Two celebrity coaches will lead the teams and the half-time show is sure to pump up the crowd. Admission: $5/adults and $3/children (12 and under).
Orlando Hudson is committed to making a difference and providing the tools for families coping with Autism to move forward. Hudson created the C.A.T.C.H. (Curing Autism through Change and Hope) Foundation to be an active volunteer for organizations which promote autism research advancement and provide information and resources for the cause.
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Major League Baseball’s Orlando Hudson To Host Star Studded Fundraiser For Autism
August 10, 2009, Los Angeles, CA–Orlando Hudson, an All Star, 3 times Gold Glove recipient and second baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will host his Inaugural Skate for Autism Fundraising Event,benefitting the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation. This red carpet charity affair,which is open to the public, will be held on Sunday, September 20th at Skateland in Northridge, CA from 8 pm – 12 am.
This is Hudson’s fourth event planned through his C.A.T.C.H. (CuringAutism through Change and Hope) Foundation. “The goal of the skating fundraiser is to increase awareness about the needs of autistic children and to raise money for necessary research,” said Hudson.
Autism is a complex neuro biological disorder associated with impairments in socialization, verbal and nonverbal communication,restricted play and interests, and repetitive motor movements. It’s estimated that approximately one in every 150 children in the United States has autism or a closely related disorder.The mission of the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation is to provide resources and a support system for youth coping with autism.
“I know baseball is my thing, but I wanted to do something a little different to raise funds for C.A.T.C.H., my skating event will be fun for people of all walks of life”, said Hudson. Hudson has invited his teammates and celebrity friends to join in on the worthy cause.Admission for the event is a $25 donation for general admission and a$50 donation for VIP access.
C.A.T.C.H. has planned events for April’s Autism Awareness month which are listed below:
C.A.T.C.H. at Dodgers Stadium
Orlando Hudson and the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation will have 30 Autistic children attend the Dodgers’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 3, 2009.
C.A.T.C.H. Special Zoo Visit
C.A.T.C.H. will sponsor 75 autistic youth and their parents to a trip to Danny’s Farm in Altadena, CA on Saturday, April 4, 2009. Danny’s Farm hosts a program specifically for children with Autism.
Orlando’s Book Reading
Thursday, April 16, 2009 Orlando will host a book reading for children with autism at Loma Alta Elementary School in Altadena, CA. Hudson and his C.A.T.C.H. Foundation volunteers will read to children with special needs in each grade.
Orlando Hudson Charity Weekend – Jan 16-17
Spend the weekend with Orlando as he hosts three separate events to raise money and awareness to fight autism:
Strike Out! Autism :: Southgate Bowling Center
Crossover Community Basketball Game :: Darlington High School
Crossover The Office Party :: Club Rain
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Sunday, September 14th – Strikeout! Autism Charity and Bowling Tournament
Orlando Hudson and his C.A.T.C.H. Foundation will host the Strikeout! Autism Charity and Bowling Tournament at Dave and Buster’s in Phoenix from 8p to 12am. All proceeds will benefit the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SAARC)
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Sunday, November 2nd – Walk Now For Autism Event
Orlando Hudson and his C.A.T.C.H. Foundation will join with SAARC and Autism Speaks for the annual Walk for Autism in Phoenix. Orlando will serve as the Honorary Chair for this event. For more information or to join Team C.A.T.C.H. for the walk go to walknowforautism.org.
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