The 2014 Queen City Brewers Festival (QCBF) will help launch Charlotte programming for its new nonprofit partner, ACEing Autism. ACEing Autism’s mission is to make the sport of tennis available to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and to use tennis as a means to enhance fitness, motor development, attention, and social skills for children with ASD. “We have an outstanding volunteer base that includes tennis professionals, tennis enthusiasts, students, autism professionals, and parents of children with ASD,” noted ACEing Autism president and founder, Richard Spurling. “Partnering with a social event in QCBF helps raise awareness of our programming coming to Charlotte.” ACEing Autism clinics will be conducted at a Mecklenburg County tennis facility, maintaining QCBF’s ties with its 2012 and 2013 beneficiary, Partners for Parks.
In addition, QCBF is moving to more spacious accommodations at the Silver Hammer Studios at the NC Music Factory. Just earlier this year, NoDa Brewing’s own Chad Henderson warmed up the Silver Hammer Studios with his exceptional TEDx Charlotte talk.