Jump for Autism Festival brings fun to new heights

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The 2nd Annual Jump for Autism Festival happened at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Money raised from the event goes towards the Autism Clinic at the Hope Institute.

Kids could jump on 5 different bounce houses including an obstacle course and the ninja wall.

Organizers said this event is near to his heart.

“My son Chaz he has disabilities,” Event Organizer Chris Welchel said, “and it's something that I’m doing for him. To make it to where he knows where I’m doing something to help autistic children or some kind of disabled children.”

Last year the event brought in over $1,000 and they estimate they raised, even more, this year.

Because of its success organizers hope to hold the event more frequently in the future.

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