Magic City Smooth Jazz and Jory’s Journey Foundation are coming together on May 12 at Railroad Park to increase
– and raise – Autism Awareness in underserved communities.
Jory’s Journey Walk for Autism will be 8 a.m. to noon, followed immediately by Magic City Smooth Jazz-Jazz in the Park, a live concert featuring jazz band Tekeek. Jazz performances go until 2 p.m.
“Our goal here is to expose families impacted by autism to more possibilities,” said Jarrod Sims, a cofounder of Jory’s Journey Foundation. “This platform gives more opportunities for those on the autism spectrum who are musically inclined an opportunity to tap into their hidden talents. “We are changing the public perception of autism by creating pathways to further expression,” Sims continued, “which ultimately helps individuals reach their full potential.”
Bernard Lockhart, President of Magic City Smooth Jazz, said Magic City Smooth Jazz and Jory’s Journey Foundation have similar missions.
“Each seeks to expose underserved families to recourses and possibilities,” Lockhart said. “Magic City Smooth Jazz for jazz and Jory’s Journey Foundation for Autism resources and information. Magic City Smooth Jazz is proud to support this work and happy to do so.”
For more information and/or to register for the walk, go to Team Jory 2018.