SPICE IT UP for Autism 2017

Posted on October 31, 2017 in Events, Social Responsibility, Youth Development, Y News

A Fundraiser Benefiting Camp COAST

Spice It Up for a great cause on Saturday, Dec. 9! Taste and vote for some delicious chili or participate and make your own chili, plus enter to win great prizes donated by local businesses.  There will be games, crafts, bounce houses.

The Clearwater YMCA is hosting this event to raise money for Camp COAST (Children on the Autism Spectrum Together), a summer day camp for children on the spectrum living in Pinellas County.

SIU FB header 2017The chili cook-off participants will be divided into professional, amateur, youth and senior categories. Fees are $50 for professional, $25 for amateur, youth and senior category.

Participants will also be entered in fun categories, including: Where Is The Fire Extinguisher?, Most Unique Chili, My Child Ate It and Liked It, YMCA Staff Best Chili and Best Vegetarian Chili. 


  • When: Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  •  Where: Clearwater YMCA
    • 1005 South Highland Avenue
    • Tickets are $5 per person and $20 per family of six

  • Contact:  Email Vickie Shire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 727 461 9622.

  • Plus, there will be drawings for excellent prizes from local organization and businesses--something for everyone!
More about Camp COAST:
YMCA Camp COAST (Children on the Autism Spectrum Together) is a summer day camp for children on the autism spectrum living in Pinellas County. This YMCA program is specially designed for children with developmental disabilities who deserve a chance to have a fun summer camp experience. 

Camp COAST provides social therapy, swimming, horseback riding, along with field trips and much needed respite care for the families of these children. Camp COAST is funded through private donations to the YMCA. All donations received for Camp COAST go directly to pay for the operational program costs. 

Your donation is greatly needed and appreciated!