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Chafe 150 is contributing the proceeds of the ride to the Lake Pend Oreille School District. This will help staff to better meet the needs of students within the Autism Spectrum.

Autism typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism currently impacts 1 in 68 children, and studies show that autism is four to five times more common in boys than girls. By way of comparison, more children are diagnosed with autism each year than with juvenile diabetes, AIDS or cancer, combined.

Read more about autism at the Autism Speaks website and The Northwest Autism Center.

Donate now at the CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo Donation Page! You may make a general donation, or choose an individual fundraiser or fundraising team.  Top fundraisers receive great prizes!

The funds will go towards research-based tools known to have a positive impact on the learning of these students. They will also provide ongoing training and support for staff and families to keep current on best-practices in meeting the needs of our students. Your support will have a direct impact on the level of education provided to the students of the Lake Pend Oreille School District.

Shawn Woodward, Superintendent Lake Pend Oreille School District

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The CHAFE 150 is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sandpoint. The club is dedicated to making a difference with important community and international projects. the Rotary Club of Sandpoint is a member of Rotary International, a group of 1.2 million people around the world bound together by a common theme of “Service above Self.”

In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, members volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.