This is Your Band, a live karaoke band, gave people a chance to feel like a rock star. But the real star of the night was Clear Horizons Academy, a school that gives kids with autism the special educational tools they need to learn.
“We've had parents who have moved to Utah to put their kids in our school because of our unique education style,” said Michael Plowman, Clear Horizons Academy.
The End of Summer bash selected the school to benefit from the night of rock and roll because one of the members of the band has an autistic son who attends Clear Horizons.
all proceeds raised will go directly to the school's programs.
“The state of Utah is almost double the national average, so there's a real need for educating children with autism,” said Plowman. “We're one in 47 children are diagnosed compared to one in 88 nationally.”
Anyone can give to Clear Horizons Academy by visiting any TGI Fridays or Winger's restaurant this week. 10 percent of all sales through Aug. 30 will be donated to the school.